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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!

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!

Envision a tranquil winter’s vacation spent on the coast, surrounded by gorgeous natural sights and breathtaking views looking out over the churning waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean, the jutting Cape Kiwanda, and Haystack Rock looming just offshore. When you come to spend winter 2022 with us here in Pacific City, this picture can easily become your reality and everyday experience! With an excellent location at the base of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, here you can explore the magnificent Cape Kiwanda, and embark on further adventures throughout the state. Pacific City is the kind of place that offers both the conveniences of a modern town and the feel of a remote escape to nature. With lots of recreation, miles of stunning shoreline, small-town vibes, and a chilly crisp in the air, Pacific City is the perfect destination for a winter 2022 getaway!

Escape to the Beach this Winter in Pacific City, OR

There’s something unique about a winter spent on the Oregon coast—gorgeous overcast days, crisp and breezy afternoons, and an expanse of natural wonders to explore. You can enjoy a bit of that seasonal temperature drop, but you can expect things to average in the low 50s during the day, opening a world of outdoor recreation to you. At the same time, you can cozy up around the fire in your vacation rental on rainy days and take a dip in the hot tub on chilly nights. It’s the kind of destination that’s just as perfect for adventure as it is for relaxing and soaking up the scenery. Since we’re a small town, it’s wise to plan and book your winter 2022 getaway ahead of time, ensuring you have a vacation rental reserved by the time the season arrives—especially if you’re looking to book one of our holiday rentals!

Explore Cape Kiwanda and the Three Capes Scenic Loop

Pacific City is home to Cape Kiwanda, a massive sandstone cape that extends into the sea and offers sweeping views of the beach and the towering Haystack Rock in the water past the break. Once you’ve explored Cape Kiwanda, you can embark on the famous Three Capes Scenic Loop, which will take you up to Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares. We have some beachfront homes in Kiwanda Shores where the sand is just outside your back door, and where you can relax in your hot tub with epic views of the ocean and Cape Kiwanda. Understandably so, properties with features like these tend to get booked quickly, which is another excellent reason to be thinking about booking your winter 2022 vacation ahead of time!

Winter Wildlife Watching in Pacific City, OR

If you love to spot a wild critter or two, Pacific City and the surrounding area offer quite a few chances to glimpse creatures in their natural habitat. December marks the start of whale watching season, and you can take a local tour, or try to spot a few migrating Gray Whales from the top of Cape Kiwanda. Walk the trails at Bob Straub State Park for a chance to see migratory birds and coastal wildlife along the beach—you might even spot a seal or sea lion! Explore along the Nestucca River and you might see a variety of avian life such as birds of prey, as well as rarer creatures like otters. Many of our homes are centrally located in these areas, so if you have one in mind, be sure to reserve it now for your winter vacation!

Discover the Oregon Coast in the Winter Season

Wake up to spend your mornings walking on the beach with moody views of a foggy shore, spend the afternoon grabbing a local brew at Pelican Brewing, and the evening dining out at one of our fantastic local restaurants. You’ll find that when you’re visiting in the winter you can still experience all the best parts of the city, from the abundance of natural beauty to the charming shops and eateries in town. In order to experience it all, it’s smart to start planning your winter 2022 vacation today—and it all starts with your vacation rental!

Book Your Winter 2022 Getaway with Open Nest Today!

At Open Nest, we’re proud to be the premier vacation rental company in Pacific City, where we strive to give you a personalized experience combined with our local expertise, for a winter vacation you’ll remember for years to come. We have a long list of rentals with features ideal for a winter escape—homes with ocean views, handsome fireplaces, hot tubs, rooms with private balconies, and views of the Nestucca River and the beach beyond. With features like these, it’s no surprise we book up quickly—so give us a call and we’ll start planning your Pacific City winter 2022 getaway today!

There’s nothing like a holiday getaway to Pacific City, Oregon, and if you’ve found yourself daydreaming about an oceanside vacation, what better time than Easter? Spend your holiday weekend traversing lush forest trails, watching the sunset of Cape Kiwanda, and exploring the adventurous Three Capes Scenic Drive. Spring is a lovely season in general, but even more beautiful when the coastal area is coming back to life after the winter months. Discover hidden forest paths with blooming wildflowers and whip out the binoculars for some fantastic wildlife watching. In addition to the area bursting with natural beauty, you’ll also find a lively restaurant scene in Pacific City, as well as local shopping and popular seasonal outdoor recreation. It’s a great time to escape to Pacific City for Easter–if you’ve been thinking about an Easter vacation to Pacific City, you’ll find much to do!

Discover Outdoor Adventure

When you visit for a holiday weekend, you’ll find much to do, especially in the spring! Enjoy that classic misty Oregon coastal vibe, or maybe you’ll even have a few days of sunshine—either way, you’ll find there’s much to discover outside your front door, from popular hiking to local state parks. Immerse yourself in the Pacific Northwest environment, taking in all the natural sights and sounds of the coast, forest, and river. Pacific City is your Easter outdoor playground!

More Easter Activities for Your Vacation!

Attend an Easter Service

If you’d like to attend a local Easter service, you’ll find several local churches of different denominations. Nearby you’ll find the Pacific Coast Bible Church, and the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian. Take a scenic drive up the Oregon Coast Highway and you’ll discover more options, such as the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Cloverdale Baptist Church, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Whether you’re looking for an Easter service or just on a leisurely holiday vacation, you’ll be at home in Pacific City either way!

Explore Pacific City

When you’re not out adventuring the local landscape, you’ll find the quaint streets of Pacific City ready for exploring. If you’d like to do a little boutique local shopping, stop by Lucky Beach Boutique to grab some new beachwear, or stop by the Library Thrift Shop to swoop a unique and one-of-a-kind find. Moment Surf Shop offers a variety of items for your surfing needs, including wetsuits if you want to brave the spring waters for a bit of Easter surfing—or you can just pick up your next favorite hat for the upcoming summer. Treat yourself to a bit of self-care products at the local Ritual Coastal Soapery and Candelarium or pick up a spring Easter bouquet at Brandalyn & Blooms. The charm of Pacific City will captivate you for a marvelous holiday vacation!

Local Thrills and Adventures

Whether it’s kayaking on the Nestucca River, or hiking up the sandstone cliffs of Cape Kiwanda, you’ll find outdoor recreation for all skill levels and styles in Pacific City. The local Bob Straub State Park offers many nature walks and offers gorgeous beaches for leisurely strolls, while the Winema Beach Walk is one of the loveliest stretches of shoreline in the Northwest! After exploring all the local sights, make a short drive south to Neskowin Beach, where you can see petrified ancient tree stumps dotted along the beach. Wherever you go, from the forest to the coast, you’ll always be entertained in some way!

Reserve a Table for Easter Brunch

It’s always a great idea to reserve an Easter brunch, and there’s several spots in Pacific City where you can enjoy a fantastic bite and maybe even a beverage or two to celebrate your holiday vacation. The Grateful Bread Bakery offers a fantastic brunch menu with views of the Nestucca River, while the Village Coffee Shoppe, which offers a diner-like feel. Other options include the Meridian Restaurant and Bar, which includes ocean views, and the Nelscott Café, which has a quaint vibe, and an extensive menu with options for kids! When you’re done brunching and if you fancy a cold brew, make sure to stop by the iconic Pelican Brewing Company, where you can sip on a local beer with ocean views.

Reserve Your Easter Vacation Home with Open Nest Today!

Your dream Easter vacation all starts with your dream vacation rental, and here at Open Nest, we have a wide variety, from shorefront homes to hidden forest getaways—and of course plenty of properties that are perfect for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt! We’re locals that love our town, and beyond offering helpful tips and suggestions, we’re always here to answer any questions you might have. Even better, we know all our properties very well, and what you see is what you get! If you’re ready to start planning your Easter getaway to Pacific City, Oregon, call our friendly reservations team to book your Easter vacation home today!

When you’re on a road trip, the scenery is what makes the journey—and when you travel to visit us in Pacific City, Oregon, you’ll be treated to tons of fantastic sights along the way, with the ultimate prize being the beauty of the destination itself! Envision breezy shores, jutting capes, twisting rivers, and an expanse of outdoor activities to be enjoyed during the springtime, from hiking trails to hang gliding off Cape Kiwanda. In nearly every direction you arrive from you’ll find extraordinary points of interest, and once you hit the sprawling forests of the Pacific Northwest, you’ll be traveling through an enthralling world of natural wonder where the next turn is even more magical than the one that came before it. If you’ve been dreaming of taking a spring road trip to Pacific City, Oregon, we can tell you why it’s a fantastic idea!

The Ultimate Oregon Spring Road Trip

It has been a long-standing tradition to take a road trip to the coast, particularly in the springtime when the weather gets a bit warmer and there are more sunny days, which leaves more room for activities! Wherever you begin your journey, there will be plenty of sights to take in along the way, from quaint mountain towns to iconic metropolises like Portland. Oregon boasts a well-connected system of freeways and highways, allowing you to reach Pacific City from multiple directions and enabling you to add in stops along the way, such as Crater Lake National Park, Bend, Eugene, Mt. Hood, and more. With scenic roads and whimsical stops, the Oregon road trip appeals to both locals and travelers alike, from those that live in the state to those traveling from around the world!

Fun Activities for When You Get Here!

Preparing for the Trip of a Lifetime

It goes without saying that the number one rule of road-tripping is to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top condition before you depart—that means tire checks, air checks, fluid checks, and a fresh oil change, especially if you’re traveling from a longer distance. Getting stranded on remote roads might be quite beautiful, but cuts into time that could be enjoyed at you next destination and might even be a costly fix. It’s a clever idea to save a map of the area offline in case you ever need to reference it if you hit a spot without service, and if you visit the Oregon Department of Transportation state website, you can even order a free physical map by mail, phone, or email. They also have a handy page of Travel Resources, including TripCheck 24/7 road conditions, Winter Travel Tips, and even Plan a Car-Free Trip for all you bicycle enthusiasts out there!

Unforgettable Stops on Your Journey to Pacific City

Whether you’re heading from the north, east, or south, there’s lots to see along the way to Pacific City that will make a fun road trip completely worthwhile. Say you’re coming from the southwest, or southern California—consider adding in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, or even Las Vegas! They can all be on the way, depending on where you’re coming from. If you’re heading over from the Midwest or central Canada, you can add in Denver, Mt. Rushmore, or Yellowstone, which is definitely a bucket list destination! If you’re heading down from the north, you can treat yourself to a stop in Vancouver to gaze at the downtown skyline and the seawall, and maybe even take some time in Seattle to visit the Public Market. Olympic National Park can also be added as a stop from the north!

Discover the Three Capes Scenic Loop

Once you’re in Pacific City, you’ll find having your own car gives you the freedom to keep exploring! A must-do is our famous Three Capes Scenic Loop, which starts at our very own Cape Kiwanda in town. From there, you’ll travel along the coast to Cape Lookout, which offers stunning views and hiking trails. The next and final is Cape Meares, which has a historic lighthouse and beach, as well as roads that will offer views of Tillamook Bay. It’s one of the top suggested pastimes for visitors, and with your car it will all be right at your fingertips!

Book Your Spring Road Trip Vacation Rental in Pacific City Today!

From charming houses nestled in the forest, to houses that are pictures of modern luxury that sit right on the beach, we have a wide array of rental properties in our collection that are perfect for a spring vacation, whether it’s a big family affair or a small get together with friends. We’re proud to offer a personalized experience in the day of impersonal rental websites and look forward to hosting you for an unforgettable vacation in Pacific City. Give us a call to learn more about our Pacific City vacation rentals today!

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.

Discover Romantic Attractions Here!

Kayak Along the Nestucca River

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!