Hi, we'll be driving from Eugene to Newport on a Sunday in July (next week!). We plan to drive directly to Florence and Yachats and end up in Newport for 2 nights. Then we drive back to Portland. I see various routes we could take back to Portland, including going all the way to Tillamook or to Cannon Beach.
Can you give me some ideas of the best route if we just want to make a few stops to see some beautiful sights, short walks or see a cute town area? We don't want to spend the entire day driving and the Tillamook Factory tour seems.....well, cheesy. (forgive me!) thanks so much.
And all suggestions for favorite sites or stops along this part of the coast (Florence north to wherever we turn east!) are appreciated. I have photocopied guidebooks, so interested in suggestions that may not be in guidebooks or aren't explained well in them.
thanks so much!