Lincoln City, a long string of coastal towns that merged together back in the 1960s, is usually regarded as the transition point between the Northern and Central Oregon Coast. One of the most popular destinations for an Oregon Coast weekend getaway, Lincoln City offers more restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment options than other towns nearby.
Stay in one of our vacation rentals in Lincoln City, spanning everything from cozy condos to luxurious oceanfront mansions, to best experience this stretch of the Pacific.
Where is Lincoln City, OR?
Lincoln City is only two hours from Portland, and approximately an hour and a half from both Salem and Corvallis. Located south of Neskowin, home of romantic Proposal Rock, and north of Depoe Bay, the world’s smallest harbor, Lincoln City is the perfect halfway point between the Northern and Central sections of the coast. Of course, sometimes all of the things to do in Lincoln City draw more crowds than other coastal towns, but there are enough hidden-away beaches and off-the-beaten-path hikes nearby to provide plenty of peace and quiet when you need it.
Restaurants and Bars in Lincoln City
Some of the finest restaurants on the Coast, both high-end and laid-back, can be found near your Lincoln City vacation rental. Settle in for a locally-sourced meal at the Blackfish Cafe, splurge on a luxurious dinner at The Bay House, or simply grab a makeshift picnic at J's Fish & Chips - in any case, visitors to Lincoln City have no excuse not to eat well!
For post-dinner (or pre-dinner) drinks, the options include the trusty Old Oregon Tavern, a McMenamins brewpub, and the locally beloved Snug Harbor Bar & Grill.
Indoor Activities in Lincoln City
There are few coastal towns better equipped to entertain visitors on a rainy day. In addition to movie nights at your cozy beach house, you can catch a flick at the classic Bijou Theater, or the less-classic multiplex down the street. Try your luck at the nearby casino, and then spend your winnings at the massive Tanger Outlet Mall.
For higher-brow tastes, visit one of the town's fine art galleries, learn to blow glass, or take a cooking class on the coast at the Culinary Center.
Outdoor Activities in Lincoln City
Of course, the great outdoors is the real reason to stay in Lincoln City, and a cozy vacation rental is wonderful to come home to after a long day of adventure. Seven miles of sandy beach provides ample space for surfing, kite flying, sand castle building, beachcombing, and birdwatching. Devil's Lake, just east of Lincoln City, offers fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, and jet skis (rentals available), or take a surfing lesson on the beach at Safari Town Surf.
For a slower pace, head south of downtown to the historic Taft neighborhood, which provides a bit of quieter charm and access to the wildlife refuge at Siletz Bay, or head further south, down to sandy Lincoln Beach , for a fun day on a quieter stretch of coast. The oceanside towns of Pacific City and Neskowin are also just a short drive to the north when you feel up for a little day trip!
Whether you comb the beach for seashells or try your luck at the casino, a vacation to Lincoln City is the perfect weekend destination. Take a breath of fresh sea air and relax: when you stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals, it’s your turn to relax.