Things to Do

Whether it’s indoor or outdoor activities you are looking for, we have all the ideas for your next Oregon Coast vacation. Take a look at just some of the things you can do at various cities below.


Oregon Coast Event Calendar

Find events happening on the Oregon Coast here.


  • Aero Legends
    Fly over the breathtaking Oregon Coast in a biplane for an unforgettable adventure.
  • C&M Stables (Horseback Riding)
    Enjoy dune trails and beach rides on horseback for all levels.
  • Old Town Florence
    Enjoy art galleries, shopping and dining at the historic waterfront town of Florence along the Siuslaw River.
  • Sandland Adventures
    Take a dune-buggy ride on North America’s largest dunes and enjoy bumper boats, miniature golf and train rides.
  • Sea Lion Caves
    Discover America’s largest sea cave and see Steller sea lions as well as sea birds and whales of the Oregon Coast.


  • Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
    Immerse yourself in scenic hikes, explore tide pools or look for migrating whales at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.
  • Devils Churn
    Walk along the Restless Waters Trail and watch the explosive bursts of water that funnels into this inlet carved by waves over thousands of years.
  • Smelt State Recreation Site
    Walk along the historic 804 Trail that settlers took to travel between the upper Yachats River valley to Waldport’s Alsea Bay until the 1930s and when Highway 101 was completed.

Waldport, OregonWaldport/Seal Rock

  • Port of Alsea
    Visit this picturesque and relaxing destination for the historic Alsea Bay Bridge, crabbing and clamming opportunities, hiking and boating.
  • Seal Rock State Wayside
    Noted for scenic hiking trails, tide pools and wildlife habitats, discover the beauty of Seal Rock.

Newport/South Beach

  • Historic Nye Beach
    Enjoy the charming, historic atmosphere of this oceanfront neighborhood full of shops, restaurants and art galleries.
  • Newport’s Historic Bayfront
    Walk along Newport’s historic bayfront and enjoy art galleries, shopping and restaurants.
  • Newport Historic Bayfront, Oregon Coast

    Newport Historic Bayfront

    Newport Farmers Market
    Find arts and crafts, local produce and great food at the Summer and Winter Markets on Saturdays year-round.

  • Yaquina Bay and Yachina Head Lighthouses
    Standing 93 feet, Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse built in 1871 is the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing today.

Depoe Bay

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
    This basalt-rimmed bay is a great viewpoint for crashing waves, gray whales and wildlife. The boiler of the J. Marhoffer that sunk in 1910 can still be seen at low tides.
  • Whale Watching
    Depoe Bay is the prime spot for whale watching year-round. Visit the Depoe Bay Whale Center to learn more or to become a volunteer.

Lincoln City

  • The Culinary Center
    Explore your culinary side at the various classes and demonstrations offered here. Learn how to cook delicious recipes inspired by Pacific Northwest foods.
  • Devil’s Lake State Park
    Enjoy a variety of activities including camping, biking, hiking, fishing and paddling at this scenic area full of wild life.