The 4th of July is just around the corner and for those who can’t wait embrace a beachfront holiday, heading to Pacific City, Oregon is a must! Between the sand, sun, access to recreation, and amazing flavors to be found, Pacific City is a destination where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The following are just a few of the many activities and attractions to check out while you’re here that will have you packing your bag and getting ready for an unforgettable Independence Day adventure in no time.
Enjoy Time with Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides
Those who are traveling to scenic Pacific City, Oregon this 4th of July and are looking for a romantic way to see the sights won’t want to miss out on booking a beach ride through Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides. Located at 5985 Pacific Avenue, Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides is open daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and offers weekend ride options at both 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. You don’t have to be an experienced equestrian to make the most of a stunning horseback ride on the beach when you partner with this company. The team here is happy to help riders of all levels get acquainted with the techniques they need to know and get comfortable in the saddle before setting out for their adventure. Your July ride will take you out towards the Pacific Ocean before turning around at Bob Straub State Park. Along the way, riders will enjoy watching the waves crash into the shoreline and opportunities to view sand dunes too. In total, the ride takes about an hour and places can be booked for $105 per rider.
Visit Cape Kiwanda
A trip to Pacific City over Independence Day is the perfect time to explore Cape Kiwanda. This is one of three that make up the greater Three Capes Scenic Route and it’s a destination where those looking to connect with nature this summer will find a long lineup of options! Cape Kiwanda is home to everything from sandstone cliffs and sand dunes, providing an intriguing backdrop for photographers of all types. Cape Kiwanda is also packed with hiking trails to explore when you’re looking to get out and make the most of the mid-summer weather, bird watch, or even whale spot if your timing is right! Looking to cool off when temperatures rise? Head over to the tide pools at low tide and dip your toes in. These pools are often found to be hosting everything from starfish to crabs. Beach lovers will find that the shoreline here is endlessly appealing but if you’re not into crowds, an early morning stop might be your best bet. Cape Kiwanda also offers up breathtaking views of Haystack Rock, Cape Lookout, and Nestucca Bay if you’re willing to trek to the top of the cape and take it all in at once. If you’re someone who loves to explore new places on two wheels, Cape Kiwanda is also an excellent spot to enjoy biking this Independence Day. While the Cape Kiwanda Fat Bike Route is always exciting to check out, bikes can easily maneuver the beaches in this area.
Test Your Skills Out on the Waves
If your idea of a fantastic holiday away includes as much time as possible on a surfboard, you’re in luck! Pacific City is an oasis of surfing fun and whether you’re trying it for the first time or you’re experienced, getting out on the water is a must while you’re here over the 4th. The combination of reef breaks and pristine beaches make this destination one-of-a-kind for surf enthusiasts. Do note that even in July, the water can be cold, so having quality gear in place like a wetsuit and gloves is always important. If you’re looking to check iconic stops off your must-try list while you’re in town over the holiday, be sure to pair your surf adventures with a post-ride stop at The Pelican Brew Pub which is just steps from the sand.
Include Fireworks into Your Getaway
If you can’t imagine a 4th of July adventure without fireworks included on your trip to Pacific City this year won’t disappoint! The annual fireworks display is hosted at dusk at Bob Straub State Park. Be sure to check the city’s website for any potential changes to the fireworks display before heading out.
Book Your Getaway Today
Making time to unwind, relax, and enjoy your time in Pacific City is always worth your while. When you’re looking for incredible accommodations to top the experience off in style, the property professionals at Open Nest have you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our many inviting Pacific City vacation rentals available in this area and how we can help you start planning your trip!