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SUMMER FUN
June 22, 2022

SUMMER FUN ON THE NORTHERN OREGON COAST

Summer Fun Summer Fun in Cannon Beach and Seaside. You can simply come to the coast and play at the beach this Summer, but here are some ideas to mix things up a little and to enjoy exploring. 4th of July Fun Seaside Parade: Starts at 10am. Enjoy a small town parade winding through downtown Seaside. Come to town early to avoid crowds. Cannon Beach Parade: This small town parade starts at 11am. Groups decorate their bicycles, cars, wagons and more in patriotic decor.  4th of July ...

Spring Events
April 25, 2022

Spring Events on the Northern Oregon Coast

Events are making a comeback!  There are many Spring events just around the corner. Events for art lovers, fat bike riders, sandcastle builders, beer drinkers and more. Pick any weekend in May and there is sure to be something going on.  We have another blog post about many other Spring related things to do in and around town, check it out for more inspiration.   May 6th-8th, Spring Unveiling Arts Festival: This event is in Cannon Beach and feature 10 local art ...

RAINY DAY
April 20, 2022

RAINY DAY INSPIRATION ON THE NORTHERN OREGON COAST

We have previous posts about this topic, as we often find ourselves in a rainy situation at the coast, but it's time to update the list. First of all, storm watching, warming up with one of our robes by the fireplace, using a jetted tub (in all rooms at Inn at the Prom, and many rooms at Inn at Haystack Rcok) and drinking Sleepy Monk Coffee are all good places to start. If you need ideas to get you out exploring the town, here are some below. Here is some rainy day inspiration (North to So...

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...

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...

North Coast 2022 Beach Bucket List
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 taffy or chocolate ...

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...

Girls trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon
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...

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 sea food 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 in Seaside, rent a ...

A little gem: the town of Jewell, on the way to Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon
January 18, 2021

A little gem: the town of Jewell, on the way to Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon

Do you ever wonder what's off the beaten path in those beautiful evergreen forests on the way to the Oregon Coast? Enjoy a fun outdoor adventure this winter on your way from the Portland area and to Seaside, Cannon Beach, or Astoria.  Here is a mini winter itinerary that will help you appreciate the beauty that Oregon offers: If you're heading from Portland on Highway 26 to the coast, stop by Baker's General Store and Bakery for some morning refreshment an...

Summer on the north Oregon Coast
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...

Fall in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon
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...

Summer Bucket List for the Northern Oregon Coast
August 03, 2019

Summer Bucket List for the Northern Oregon Coast

The summer heat is finally here! Come to the northern Oregon coast to escape the heat and check some of these things off your summer bucket list.   Take a look at our hotel websites, book a stay with us and enjoy exploring. Inn at the Prom: beachfront inn, rooms with kitchens, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Outdoor fire pit. Gilbert Inn: Historic, Victorian, boutique inn for guests 18+ with full breakfast. Enjoy our outdoor fire pit. Inn at Haystack Rock: A few blocks from town,...

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.
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 ...