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Spring Things To Do for Families and Adults
on N. Oregon Coast
|Seaside is known as one of the big hotspots on the coast for spring
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Seaside is the undisputed
king of spring break on the Oregon coast, and Cannon Beach gets a fair
amount of attention because of this as well.
This particular chunk of the north Oregon coast is hopping
with a variety of fun stuff to engage in. But the season means more than
spring break activities. Although there are a ton of interesting things
for kids, such as a special play program in Seaside or an Olympics for
the little ones in Cannon Beach, there are music concerts at the Cannon
Beach History Center later in the season for the grownups.
For spring break, a package of activities is on tap in
Seaside from March 21 through March 29, called P.L.A.Y. (Positive Leisure
Activities for You.)
Presented by Sunset Park and Recreation District, the City
of Seaside and the Seaside Chamber of Commerce, it’s all centered
at Broadway Park and the Sunset Pool and Recreation Center, just west
of the Park at 1140 Broadway.
Park and Recreation District General Manager, talked about the program.
“We’ve put together a broad assortment of events and activities
for everyone, especially kids and families,” Blake said. “It’s
spring. It’s time to get out and enjoy our city; it’s time
Highlights of the program at Broadway Park include the
free Community Egg Hunt for children up to eight years from 10:30 to 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, March 22 and a Hot Dog Feed and Bunny visit that is
a fundraiser for Seaside SK8 ‘N Ride events on Saturday March 22
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a $3.50 charge for the Hot Dog “Meal
Deal” and you will need to bring your own camera for photos of the
There will be a Spring Break Camp daily March 24 through
28 from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seaside Youth Center, 1140 Broadway
for children 5-12 and there is a registration fee of $95 for district
residents and $142.50 for others. Day rates are $25 per day in-district
and $37.50 for non-residents.
|Another great activity for anyone of any age is taking
a helicopter or airplane ride above the coast (see
Season for Air Rides)
The Teen Concert will be Friday, March 28 from 6 to 10
p.m. for children 11 and older at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st
Other activities include a family bicycle cruise, two Skate’N
Ride Jams, an Aquatic Treasure Dive, extended swim hours, and a free Open
Gym for those 11 and older at Broadway Middle School.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
For full details of all of the Spring Break programs check
the Park website at www.sunsetempire.com , call 503-738-3311 or pick up
an information flyer at the Sunset Pool, Community Center and Seaside
Chamber of Commerce.
In Cannon Beach, March 26 brings the town’s annual
Spring Break Olympics. All sorts of fun, games and activities are planned,
including pizza. It’s for kids 5 to 11 years old, and runs from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s free, and it’s held at the Cannon Beach
Chamber. Adult must accompany child. 503-436-2623.
At the Cannon Beach History Center, a number of interesting
shows will take place throughout spring.
On Saturday, March 29, the jazzy String of Pearls performs.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, the combo plays swing, jazz,
and dance music. The original band produced two CDs and toured in China
three times in the past ten years. The program of their upcoming concert
will be a stroll through American popular music, from the ‘30s to
the ‘50s – the golden era of American songwriting. Now based
on the north Oregon coast, String of Pearls performs over a wide area
from Seattle to Northern California, playing wedding receptions at fine
hotels, dinner dances, and concerts such as the upcoming show at the History
The band is led by Lee Stromquist of Warrenton and performs
with as many as nine musicians. Their March 29 performance will be a trio
with Connie Conway on vocals. You can visit the band’s website at
|Vocalist Connie Conway will join String of Pearls in Cannon Beach
on March 29
The show is part of Cannon Beach History Center’s
Acoustic Folk! Music Series. 7:30-9:30 p.m., as part of the Acoustic Folk!
Music Series. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 for adults, $2
for kids (suggested donation).
There’s more spring music frivolity coming to the
center. On April 26, they feature Kinzel & Hyde, a blues duo highlighted
by harmonica. Instead of music for the month of May, there’s the
Cannon Beach Film Fest on May 31 – June 1, spotlighting movies that
featured Cannon Beach as locations, such as the classic “Goonies”
and “Point Break.”
The Cannon Beach History Center is located at the
corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach. For information, call (503)
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Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: smaller homes
with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and
fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to
the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces,
multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs,
cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another
sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
– ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have
seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family
vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with
over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection
of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses
– from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln
City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds
of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces,
beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
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