There’s no purer picture of Pacific northwestern beauty than the Oregon coast—jutting capes, stretching coastlines, and driftwood beaches all paint a vision of remote and untouched beauty, waiting to be discovered—and who better to take along than your romantic partner? Pacific City is home to a number of adventurous activities to keep you both entertained, whether it’s summer hang-gliding or an enchanting coastal hike. With an intimate, small-town vibe, Pacific City offers everything you need for a romantic escape from the stresses of daily life—local restaurants, ocean views, and endless outdoor recreation. If you’re ready to take a romantic vacation to an enchanting coastal landscape, rest assured that when you’re in town you’ll have a selection of romantic things to do in Pacific City Oregon for couples to enjoy!
Take the Three Capes Scenic Drive
This scenic drive will showcase some of the best spots on the coast and is a great activity with your partner as you both get acquainted with what the area has to offer. Pacific City sits at the south end of this famed drive, home to the stunning Cape Kiwanda which can be admired right in town. From Pacific City, you can head north on the Three Capes Scenic Loop, which will take you to the other two capes. Cape Lookout is first, where visitors can take several walking trails along the two-mile long cape and be treated to awe-inspiring ocean views—and during whale watching season, you’re likely to catch sight of one or two! Next along is Cape Meares, where you can find a classic lighthouse set amongst otherworldly seaside cliffs. Play your favorite tunes, stop for a picnic along the way—it’s a simple yet memorable activity where you can immerse yourself in one another’s company and the unique beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
For an adventure that will let you experience another side of Pacific City’s beauty, you can rent kayaks to journey along the Nestucca River. Offering a serene view of banks covered in forest, you can glide along the river and take in the sights, including spotting wildlife. Nestucca Adventures is a local company offering several different types of water rentals—paddle kayaks, paddle boards, and unique Hobie pedal kayaks. They’ll educate or refreshen paddle instructions if you need, as well as help you launch off the dock so you can head out on your own adventure—just the two of you!
Explore Cape Kiwanda Up Close
Since Pacific City is home to one of the three capes, you can enjoy the beauty of Cape Kiwanda at any point during your visit. You make the trek up the sandstone cliffs, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the ocean and Pacific City. Stand in awe of the magnificent waves crashing against the cape, and revel in the salty scent of the ocean air. You can watch the dory boats come onto shore and walk along the beach to marvel at the towering Haystack Rock that sits just offshore, surrounded by the sea. For another romantic way to take in these views from the beach, consider booking a horseback ride for two.
Dine Out at Pacific City Restaurants
Pacific City may exude the perfect remote, small-town vibe, but that doesn’t mean we lack anything that makes for a sublime vacation—including our fantastic culinary scene. Grab a romantic morning coffee at the adorable Village Coffee Shop, or stop by Stimulus Coffee and Bakery, where you can grab a muffin and walk a short distance to gaze at Cape Kiwanda and the Pacific. Of course, if you’re looking for a romantic evening out with elegant ambiance, the Meridian Restaurant and Bar offers sweeping ocean views and freshly caught seafood, where The Riverhouse Nestucca has dreamy river views and a menu with a gourmet twist. Slightly more casual than romantic, stopping by Pelican Brewing is a still a must, as they have an impressive selection of locally brewed beers and amazing ocean views right by the beach!
Reserve Your Romantic Getaway with Open Nest Today!
When you’re taking a romantic vacation, you want your rental to be everything you want and more—and we have several properties made for a romantic vacation, from homes with ocean views to those that are right on the beach. Each property is unique, but you’ll always find basics like fully equipped kitchens, and homes might even have additional features like private hot tubs or spa-like bathrooms—it all depends on the property you pick! We value our guest experiences, and always strive to go the extra mile for our renters, whether it’s suggestions on fun things to do or where to pick up a handmade souvenir. We’re locals with a true love of Pacific City and welcome you to discover the magic of the area! Call our friendly reservation team, and we’ll help you select the perfect romantic vacation rental for your Pacific City escape!