There’s lots of stuff out there to keep the kiddos entertained rain or shine. The adults might even want to take part too! Explore activities just for the kids.
NE 14th Street and West Devils Lake Road
Regatta Park, which fronts Devils Lake on NE 14th boasts a state-of-the-art playground for the children, as well as a boat launch, walking trails, and an Interpretive Center. This site represents the closest, most easily accessible example of mature forest in the Lincoln City area. One 400-year-old tree is more than 200 feet tall and 35 feet around at its base. The nature trail is moderately difficult and starts at the north end of the park. Whether or not you elect to walk the trail, the beauty of this area and its voluminous bird life can easily be enjoyed from the picnic tables. Regatta Park is a great place for a picnic. Public restrooms, handicap access and picnic tables are available.
Recommended time: 1 hour
Kids Park & Senior Too
SW 68th Street in Cutler City Area
If you find your self on the southern edge of Lincoln City, take this kids for a trip to this park. There’s a basketball court, play structures, swings and a picnic area.
Recommended time: 30-60 minutes
On the Beach
Tide pooling at Roads End or NW 40th, combing the beach for agates and shells, hunting for glass floats, especially from mid-October through Memorial Day each year.
Northeast Lincoln City
The 680-acre lake is a popular spot for water skiers and jet skiers, particularly from Memorial Day through September when the weather is calmer and the lake is warmer. Other water activities include hydrobikes, swimming, fishing, pontoon boats, motorboats, kayaks and canoes, all of which can be rented at Blue Heron Landing, 4006 W. Devils Lake Road, 541-994-4708.
Recommended time: 2-4 hours
1624 NE Hwy 101 • 541-994-8255 • Website
Enjoy a little Hollywood at the historic Bijou Theatre, in the Oceanlake neighborhood. First run movies show nightly, with weekend matinees and festivals.
Lincoln City Cinemas
3755 SE High School Dr • 541-994-7469 • Website
Adding to the local film scene is the Lincoln City Cinemas, found just off Highway 101 at 3755 SE High School Drive. Lincoln City Cinemas features stadium seating, bargain shows daily before 5pm and plenty of free parking.
Recommended time: 1-2 hours at either theatre
Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen
316 SE Hwy 101 • 541-614-1650 • Website
Enjoy the nostalgic feel of this historic bowling alley, which includes eight bowling lanes and a full kitchen. Recently renovated by the owners of Hearth & Table, Olde Line Lanes offers a menu full of thoughtfully crafted comfort food using locally sourced quality ingredients. Come for the wonderful food, have a drink, bowl, or do all of the above.
Lincoln City Community Center
The Lincoln City Community Center has a lot of indoor action to enjoy. Go for a swim in the heated pool or take a splash on the waterslide. Relax in the spa or hit the gym for a game of hoops, or even climb the rock wall.
Recommended time: At least 1 hour at any of these locations
Game Over Arcade
2821 NW Hwy 101 • 541-614-1150 • Website
Whether you are into pinball machines, classic arcades, or the latest and greatest… there’s a little something for everyone. Hours of fun for the whole family!
869 SW 51st St • 541-996-3800 • Website
Eleanor’s, famous for ice cream and hotdogs, has a kids game room and a great view of Siletz Bay.
Chinook Winds Play Palace & Games Galore
1777 NW 44TH • 888-CHINOOK • Website
Chinook Winds has a variety of arcade games to choose from and monitored childcare to protect your child while you all take a break.
Recommended time: At least 1 hour at any of the arcades
NE 22nd Street near Hwy 101
Lincoln City has a spectacular skateboard park once named one of the “gnarliest” parks in the United States. The 8,000 square-foot facility in Kirtsis Park has more than 100 lines and a unique 9-foot bowl to challenge boarders of all levels. A second park, only a short distance from the first, is covered to facilitate boarding in inclement weather. The new park, the Cradle, is 8600 square feet with 5600 square feet under a roof. Part of the park is dome shaped, called a cradle, and allows the boarder to skate upside down if his/her speed is sufficient. There are only a handful of such cradles in the world. Restrooms, and small shuttle parking are available. Admission is free.
Recommended time: 1-2 hours
1806 NE Hwy 101 • 541-994-9291 • Website
Voted the “Best Candy Store” on the Central Oregon Coast! They bring back memories with their huge “retro” candy section! Not just any candy store, get your souvenirs, tees, sweatshirts, gourmet chocolate, and don’t forget the taffy!
Read’s Homemade Candies
1009 NW Hwy 101 • 541-994-2966 • Website
Homemade salt water taffy along with many other treats, made and sold exclusively in the store. Stop by at the right time and see candies made right in front of you.
Recommended time: 15-30 minutes