I’m looking to plan an anniversary trip for last week in July. Would like to stay somewhere near the coast that includes breakfast and would like to be close to horseback ride options. Other interests would be wine tasting and zoos/aquariums. Any Ideas?
One great trip is to fly into Portland, and drive through Oregon wine country (look around Yamhill County, and Hwy. 18), do a few tastings and maybe stay one night on the way. Try this site.
Then, arrive at the coast and head south, to Newport, which is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Here’s one B & B I’ve heard great things about. About 10 miles south of there, near Waldport, is a great little spot called the Cliff House. The owners’ names are Bud and Sharon.
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katherine hoppe says…
The best horseback riding options if you aren’t traveling with your own are going to be to stay near Florence, Bandon, or Gold Beach. (there may be others further north that i’m unfamiliar with). I would actually opt for Bandon as they are located near a fantastic petting zoo, have great horse riding company and they’re right on the ocean. The Newport Aquarium is about 2.5 hours away if you want to visit there or there’s a new Marine Center getting ready to open in Charleston this spring (20 miles away). For hotels… the Best Western Inn at Facerock is beautiful, has ocean views and breakfast is included. Although there’s so many great restaurants in the surrounding area i would go off campus for breakfast.
Hit the Aquarium in Newport on your way south to Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast http://hecetalighthouse.com/bed-breakfast (an unforgettable experience). That’ll put you near the Sea Lion Cave and the stables north of Florence.
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