Lincoln City is centrally located on the Oregon Coast, which means that we’re surrounded by many things to do and some of the top coastal attractions, all within a short drive. Make Lincoln City your home base while taking day trips to explore everything the central coast has to offer.
North Day Trips
Within an hour’s drive north you’ll find plenty of fun. Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory, take a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and experience numerous outdoor adventures.
Along the way discover quaint coastal villages with charming shops and restaurants. Don’t forget the sights, there’s plenty to see all along the Oregon Coast.
South Day Trips
To the south of Lincoln City you can take in a little whale watching, explore a working waterfront and learn about life along the coast at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Pass over two spectacular bridges, and find a number of places to take in the spectacular views. You’ll find some of the most stunning scenery on the Oregon Coast and a rugged coastline just to the south.
Top Central Coast Attractions
Not only is Lincoln City home to some of the top attractions on the Oregon Coast, we’re surrounded by others as well.
Explore the Oregon Coast Aquarium, home to countless sea creatures, or stop by the Hatfield Marine Science Center to learn about the natural world.
Visit and tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory and discover their special product and taste the delightful treats. Hop aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, or make a trip to the largest sea cave in the United States where you’ll find hundreds of sea lions.
Lighthouses are among the favorite spots to visit up and down the Oregon Coast. All in all there are 11 different Oregon Coast lighthouses along the 363 miles of coastline. Four of these lighthouses are within a short drive of Lincoln City.
With different levels of access, take in in Cape Meares, Yaquina Head, Yaquina Bay and Heceta Head Lighthouses.
To experience something a little different, but still quintessentially Oregon, head east and you’ll find wine country at your fingertips. A collection of charming small communities await with vineyards, tasting rooms and tours.
Take flight to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, home to the world famous Spruce Goose, or slip, dip and slide at an indoor waterpark.