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10 Exciting Things to Do in Lincoln City, Oregon

Deepa Kartha Nov 21, 2019
A coastal town in Oregon, the Lincoln City makes for a classic holiday destination, with beaches, hiking trails, aquariums and museums. Be it summer or winter, Lincoln City would be a great place to spend your holidays with family and friends doing some of the most exciting things that the place has to offer.

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Head to the Beach

Lincoln City offers seven miles of beach area with several access points. Perfect for walking, beach combing, kite flying and tide pooling, there are several interesting things to do here.
The Lincoln City Beach is popular for deep sea fishing, surfing, crabbing, whale watching and clamming. Alternatively, you can just lounge on the beach, watch the waves and relax.

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Indulge in Water Activities at Devil's Lake

Devil's Lake State Recreation is a favorite among those who love water sports including swimming, boating, paddling, water skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, tubing, jet skiing, kite boarding and fishing. The recreation area is fully equipped with tent sites, hot showers, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables as well.

Learn about Lincoln City's History

If you are a history buff, head to North Lincoln County Historical Museum. The interesting exhibits of the museum give you an insight into the history and culture (19th and 20th centuries) of Lincoln City. Learn about the pre-historical, early life and modern development of the city through the artifacts and exhibits of the museum.

Enjoy a Hike

Lincoln City has abundant of hiking trails, each one of them complete with picturesque beauty and landscapes. The Cascade Head Trail takes you through the Nature Conservancy, where you can view both wildflowers as well as wildlife, including a cove of sea animals. The Oregon Coast gives you the chance to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the place.
Nature lovers should definitely check out Drift Creek Falls as it passes through a rain forest and rewards you with a jaw-dropping waterfall. If you are new to hiking or are accompanied by children, the Cutler City Nature and Hebo Lake Loop trails are shorter, easier and exciting as well.

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Learn Glass Blowing

Be fascinated by the art of glass blowing at Lincoln City. The place has several artists and studios where you can watch this magical art form, some of them including Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, Mor Art and Alder House Glass.
Most of these glass art studios conduct workshops and classes for those interested in learning glass-blowing. If you are here between mid-October and May, you may also get to take home a glass float, numbered and signed by the artist, as a part of Finders Keepers event, where almost 3,000 glass floats are hidden on the beach along the Oregon Coast.

Try Your Luck at Chinook Winds Casino

If you are feeling lucky, check out Chinook Winds Casino (open 24/7), a licensed gaming floor complete with 1000-seat bingo hall, 1,100 slot machines, Keno and other table games.

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The Chinook Winds Casino is part of a resort, which also houses a golf course, sauna and spa, swimming pool, restaurants and convention center.

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Shop till You Drop

Lovers of shopping visiting Lincoln City can rejoice, as just like everywhere else in Oregon, you can indulge in tax free shopping here. The best place to shop here is Lincoln City Outlets, where you can shop for the top brands including Levi's Nike, Harry & David, Columbia Sportswear, Hollister, etc., at discounted rates.

Enroll for a Cooking Class

If a unique experience is what you are looking for, attending a cooking class at the Lincoln City Culinary Center would be a good idea. Learn the art of cooking classic dishes from the Pacific Northwest with classes and cook-offs by professional chefs. The center also offers special tours to local farms, food tastings and wine tastings as well.

Walk along a Flower Garden

The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy with its beautiful flowers, green grass patches, winding paths and elaborate designs, is a delight to view. If you want to know more about the history of the garden and learn about the flowers, you can also opt for a guided tour.

Enjoy the Local Delicacies

Seafood lovers would have a gala time at Lincoln City as you would get the freshest and the most delicious seafood here. Mo's Restaurant, Blackfish, Wildflower Grill, etc., are some of the popular restaurants in the city. Right from modest seafood shacks to elegant fine dining restaurants, Lincoln City has delicious food for all kinds of budgets.