Central Coast From Flying Kites to Sandy Dunes Details
Embark on a short journey that will take much longer than planned. With vistas and attractions at every twist and turn as Highway 101 hugs the Pacific Ocean through colorful landmarks such as Devil’s Lake, Spouting Horns, Cape Foulweather, Devil’s Punch Bowl, Cape Perpetua and Devil’s Churn Just don’t blink in between… you might miss something spectacular.
If your lucky streak ended the night before at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, test your aerial skills in the morning breeze as kites of every shape and size welcome you to Lincoln City.
Just south, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort provides plenty of excuses to pull over and stay an extra day or two. A relaxing spa treatment or the challenge of a world-class golf course may be tempting.
Continue south into Depoe Bay, the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor, and stop by the Whale Watching Center, one of 28 designated whale viewing sites along the Oregon Coast. Zodiac Tours of Depoe Bay offers an exhilarating way to get up-close-and personal.
Next on your southward journey is Newport, home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Tour the aquarium’s underwater tubes and then swing by Mo’s to enjoy a bowl of Bobby Kennedy’s favorite clam chowder.
Push on as the rugged cliffs give way to graceful sand dunes, and you’re in Florence, the gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 47-mile sandbox with areas designated for bird watching and dune riding. We’ve given you a day, but you could take a week, and that’s OK, we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing.
*3.22.2011 - Editor's note: We are in the process of working on an updated itinerary, please note that Kernville Steakhouse is no longer in operation.
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