Oh how we love summer and how sad we are when it comes to an end. Gone will be the long days that stretch out before us in an array of endless possibilities, vacations will have ended, and real life begins to intrude but as we grow closer to those final moments of the solstice, there is still one more last hurrah to look forward to. Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start making your plans to visit Pacific City and your comfortably luxurious stay in our Open Nest holiday hideaways! Spend your days celebrating this weekend of wow and your evenings celebrating all that is beautiful about our special escapes! This guide to spending Labor Day with us will ensure that every moment of your stay will be your favorite!
Sunrise and Scrambled Eggs
Yes, the long weekend should be one filled with as much relaxation as your body can handle, but on at least one day, we suggest waking up to watch the sunrise. For those of you renting one of our oceanfront sanctuaries, slipping into a pair of comfy sweats and spending the pre-dawn moments with your toes buried in the sand will be an experience that will become your new obsession, but even if you aren’t as close to the beach as you would like, sitting out on the deck or balcony promises to be an equally delightful experience. Watching the sky cycle through all its colors, feeling the cool morning breezes kissing your cheeks, and then heading back to bed for a couple more hours of sleep will touch a place in your heart that you didn’t know needed the touch. Our early risers, however, may want to head over to Village Coffee Shop, 34910 Brooten Road in Cloverdale, for a hearty breakfast that will fill all the empty places in their stomachs. The compact cabin in which this charming diner is located adds a country appeal to the comfort foods served here! If you are looking for haute cuisine and modern décor, the Village Coffee Shop won’t be the place for you but if you prefer a spot where the wait staff is friendly, the coffee is strong, and the food tastes like what your grandma used to make for you, this may be your place for the duration of your stay!
A Day at the Beach
You have come all this way, of course you will want to spend as much time in the sand time as possible and the pristine beaches of Pacific City are where your best memories will be made! Our coastal town is off the beaten path, offering a peaceful serenity and a happy lack of raucous crowds, ensuring your beach day will be one that you will wish never had to end. Climb the heights of the sandy dunes of Cape Kiwanda and savor views that spread out for miles or stick close to the base and explore the tide pools filled with sea life at low tide with your favorite tiny travelers. Building sandcastles at water’s edge is another popular beach activity enjoyed with the littles, requiring nothing more than sand, water, and plastic buckets and shovels and the memories made in these quiet moments will be ones that take root, lingering in your children’s minds when they become adults with kids of their own and repeat the happy experiences!
Pelican Brewing Company, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City
Oregon is known for its craft beers and when you want to combine the beach and the beer, Pelican Pub and Brewery is the only place you will want to be! Offering patio seating with views of Haystack Rock (a view that may be familiar to any “Goonies” fans out there!) and an everchanging selection of frothy craft beers, spending a few hours here is one of our favorite ways to celebrate any day!
All the Comforts of Home
The magic of your Labor Day getaway begins and ends in our Open Nest holiday hideaways. Offering all the comforts of home blended with a sophisticated coastal décor, every moment here will be filled with luxury and style. Choose a bright and airy retreat with the ocean serving as its backyard and you will never have to leave the beach. The amenities in each of our Pacific City vacation rentals will vary from place to place, but the atmosphere of warmth and welcoming never changes. Enjoy a barbecue on the back deck, playing board games in our brightly lit dining rooms, or simply take a day to relax on overstuffed chairs as you lose yourself in the words on the pages of a summer blockbuster. The best parts of your Labor Day weekend celebration will be spent right here with us; reserve your favorite today!