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Girls + Gelato!
August 24, 2022

Rainy Weekend Girls Trip to Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon: Part 1

2 Night Girls trip to Seaside: 1 mom + 3 sisters= a lot of fun   I believe it's fun and important to connect with my mom and sisters, and to be able to getaway and recharge on Girls Trips every year. This year we chose Seaside and Cannon Beach for their proximity to the Portland and Seattle areas, walk ability, and things to do. We found there was more than enough to do on our 2-day trip. We were pleased that although it poured most of the trip, we didn't let that dampen our fun (...

Lady With A Basket
February 27, 2019

SUMMER BEACH BUCKET LIST

WHAT’S ON YOUR SUMMER BEACH BUCKET LIST? Hopefully, it includes a few of these ideas: Watch a Sunset on the beach Go on a hike Walk the Prom Rent a kayak Buy more taffy than you can eat Go to Painted Rock Beach Rent a Stand up Paddle Board Roast S’mores on the beach Make a sandcastle See some shipwrecked treasure Visit Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach Fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean Go to the recently remodeled Tillamook Cheese Factory Visit Fort Stevens...

Romantic Getaway mini itinerary
August 22, 2020

ROMANTIC GETAWAY MINI ITINERARY

Be inspired! Mini Romance Itinerary Day 1 Check-in, get settled. *Pro tip: call ahead and have a Romance Package scheduled. You'll win major points! If the weather allows, take a sunset walk on the beach or explore the local art galleries. Find a local spot for dinner. End the night around the fire pit.  Day 2 Sleep in, enjoy the sound of the waves. Go on a local hike, rent bicycles for exploring, or take a scenic drive. Find a local seafood restaurant for lunch. Rel...

SUMMER FUN ON THE NORTH COAST
May 25, 2021

SUMMER FUN ON THE NORTH COAST

Summer is just around the corner. Hopefully, you have beach time booked! Food: Check out the >Oil and Vinegar Bar in Cannon Beach (delicious balsamic vinegar and oils from Italy), treat yourself to gelato from Sea Star Gelato in Seaside (so many delicious from-scratch flavors) and find some delicious seafood on the North Coast. Keep in mind that many restaurants have changed their hours or are only open for to-go orders.  Explore: Ride a swan on the Necanicum river ...

 Quick trip of girls to cannon beach
June 02, 2021

GIRLS TRIP TO CANNON BEACH, OREGON

Girls Getaway to Cannon Beach, Oregon 4 Moms with 13 kids between us, and we needed a break. We headed to the beach on a Friday afternoon in May for an overnight at Inn at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. Coming from Hillsboro, it took us just over an hour to get there. There are multiple layouts of cottages at the inn, and we chose a two room cottage, #23 with two bedrooms, and a kitchen and living room with a fireplace.  Friday Night Highlights Celebrating a friend's b...

FORT STEVENS DAY TRIP
July 28, 2021

FORT STEVENS DAY TRIP

Fort Stevens Day Trip Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon is a perfect day trip from Portland, Oregon, or a trip to take while staying nearby in Seaside, Cannon Beach or Astoria. It's a great place to learn some history and to have fun exploring. Kids love running free here and there is plenty to do for adults as well. Some background on the park: The fort was built to guard the mouth of the Columbia River (where it meets the Pacific Ocean) and was in service from the Civil War to W...

 Tandem bike on north coast
January 13, 2022

NORTH COAST 2022 BEACH BUCKET LIST

North Coast 2022 Beach Bucket List Enjoy a Sunset at the beach Roast s’mores at the beach. Did you know you can build bonfires on the beach? Away from driftwood of course. Early morning beach combing Go to a new to you bakery in town. Have you tried Dough Dough Bakery, or Cannon Beach bakery? Visit something with historical meaning, perhaps Fort Clatsop or the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum Rent a surrey (bike for 2) or tandem bike Eat fistfuls of ta...

ROMANCE ITINERARY FOR THE NORTH OREGON COAST
February 01, 2022

ROMANCE ITINERARY FOR THE NORTH OREGON COAST

2 night Romance Itinerary These ideas are centered around Cannon Beach and Seaside where our 3 hotels are. The Gilbert Inn, is a historical, boutique inn 1 block from the beach in Seaside and close to everything in town. All rooms have their own private bathrooms and a complimentary breakfast is served here. Enjoy staying somewhere that is not your typical cookie-cutter hotel. Enjoy the beautiful grounds for a picnic or take advantage of the firepit area.  Inn at the Prom i...

SPRING COAST ADVENTURE
March 15, 2022

SPRING COAST ADVENTURE

Spring is such a rejuvenating time of year in Oregon. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining more, and people are ready to get out and explore. Here is some inspiration for your next trip to the Northern Oregon Coast.  Take it easy: Is your trip a chance to reset? Sleep in, beach comb, or explore art galleries and tax free shopping. Enjoy some self-care and get a massage and treat yourself at Cannon Beach's Chocolate Cafe. Visit Haystack Rock and enjoy a drive along t...

CANNON BEACH & SEASIDE, OREGON
February 27, 2019

Spring Break itinerary for Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon

Spring Break for many students is coming up; contact us soon to reserve your stay! Here is a sample 3 day, 3 night itinerary to give you some ideas for your Spring Break stay (or any upcoming visit!) Each day is a perfect blend of fun and may include some outdoor activities, beach fun, history, wildlife and family entertainment. Check out our rainy day blog ideas in case of rainy weather.   DAY 1 Go to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach to see migrating Gray ...

SPRING IS COMING
March 14, 2019

SPRING IS COMING! PLAN TO COME TO THE BEACH.

Hopefully all of the strange late season snow flurries and snow storms are behind us and we can begin to enjoy daffodils, tulips and some sunshine!   Here are some ideas of things to do in Cannon Beach or in Seaside during Spring Break. These are organized by your traveler type or the goal of your vacation.    Take it easy: Sleep in, beach comb, or explore art galleries and tax free shopping. Visit Haystack Rock, enjoy a drive along the coastline, see a movie at the ...

Stormy Art Festival
September 10, 2019

FALL IN CANNON BEACH AND SEASIDE, OREGON

Just because the rain has started, school is in session and soccer games are in full force doesn't mean that we all have to go back to early bedtimes and that we have to stop adventuring and exploring. What do you love about fall? I love the arts events in Cannon Beach. I love warming up by the fireplace, storm watching, walking on fallen leaves and eating pumpkin muffins. Find more to love on your next fall trip! Below are some events to give you inspiration while...

Oceanfront in Seaside
April 29, 2020

SUMMER ON THE NORTH OREGON COAST

It is time to get out and explore! We all need rejuvenation and the outdoors and ocean are perfect for this. Below are some Summer Fun ideas to inspire you on your next trip to Seaside or Cannon Beach, Oregon. Fire If you're visiting one of our Seaside hotels, purchase our s’mores kit and enjoy an evening by our fire pits, or create a bonfire on the beach. This website from the Seaside’s Visitor’s Association has some great tips about where and where not t...

November 18, 2022

2 Night Girls trip to Seaside: 1 mom + 3 sisters= a lot of fun

I believe it's fun and important to connect with my mom and sisters, and to be able to getaway and recharge on Girls Trips every year. This year we chose Seaside and Cannon Beach for their proximity to the Portland and Seattle areas, walk ability, and things to do. We found there was more than enough to do on our 2-day trip. We were pleased that although it poured most of the trip, we didn't let that dampen our fun (pun intended!)  Friday Night Highlights  The weather forec...

November 18, 2022

2 Night Girls trip to Seaside: Part II

Our first night and day were spent in Cannon Beach and Seaside, and we continued to have fun in Seaside and Astoria for the rest of the trip. See the first blog here.    Saturday Highlights  After a fun, wet evening exploring Seaside, we enjoyed sleeping in, eating our made-to-order breakfast and planning our day. It was another wet day, so we planned a few indoor things, and also brought our rain gear for everything else. We headed over to Inverted Experie...