Day Trips from Pacific City

Day Trips from Pacific City

Pacific City is in the heart of an entire coastal playground. There are many interesting places to see and fun things to do—all within driving distance both up and down the coast. Hop in your car and head out for a day of activities that are sure to entertain you and your entire family. The only limitation is how many people you can fit in the car. And while on the way to your destination, you can enjoy taking in the view of the Oregon Coast’s beautiful rural scenery.


+ Tillamook Cheese Factory: In Tillamook, approximately 25 miles north. This is a great place to get the low-down on the history of Tillamook Cheese, a cooperative of dairy farmers.  Their new visitor center at the far north end of Tillamook is amazing and a great place to pick up cheeses that may not be available in your local grocery store, along with locally smoked meats and seafoods and other merchandise.  It’s also a great place to get an ice cream cone, but it’s one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, so you may have to wait in line. 503.815.1300

+ Blue Heron French Cheese Company: In Tillamook, approximately 25 miles north. This is a wonderful place for wine-tasting and buying special small batch cheeses. They also have a nice selection of craft beer and a wonderful café for lunch. There is a wide variety of food products that you won’t find elsewhere and hand-made chocolates as well. Well worth a stop. 800.275.0639

+ Pelican Brewing–Tillamook: In Tillamook, approximately 25 miles north. This is Pelican Brewing’s main production brewery where all the packaged beer is made, packaged, and shipped.  The Tap Room is a great place for lunch or dinner with indoor or outdoor dining. The indoor dining overlooks the brewhouse and so you can hear, see, and smell the brewing process when the brewers are working.  503.842.7007

+ Glass Blowing: In Lincoln City, approximately 20 miles south. Make an appointment to blow some glass and discover an amazing experience. There are several different places view or blow glass this in Lincoln City about 30 minutes south of Pacific City:

    • Lincoln City Glass Center: Blow your own glass and pick it up the next day after it’s cooled. 541.996.2569
    • Alder House: Stop by and watch professional artists in action much like you would in Venice and other famed glass venues around the world. 541.996.2483
    • Oregon Coast Glassworks: Watch daily demonstrations or sign up for a class. 541.574.8226

+ Oregon Coast Aquarium: In Newport, approximately 50 miles south. This is something the whole family will enjoy and a fun thing to do when the weather is not cooperating.  The moon-jelly exhibit and the shark tank are favorites. 541.867.3474