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Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Oregon coast and Yaquina Bay harbor, you’ll find some lovely choices for your romantic getaway or family vacation. Well-appointed condos overlook historic Nye Beach and private home rentals take in panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
The discovery of Yaquina Bay oyster beds put Newport on the map in 1862 and assured a steady stream of visitors to this natural haven. In fact, aquatic life provides much of the laid-back entertainment in the area, from fishing and clamming to beach combing and whale watching. Beyond scenic walks along the beach, you will enjoy hiking through the Yaquina rain forests, shopping and dining in Newport’s village and, perhaps, taking in a musical or play at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium (considered to be among North America’s top ten aquariums!) and Hatfield Marine Science Center for a look at a North Pacific Giant Octopus and interesting exhibits about commercial fishing, tsunamis and tide pool habitats.
There’s nothing that stimulates the appetite like outdoor activities in the cool oceanfront air. After a mouthwatering breakfast in your own spacious kitchen, try some beachcombing or biking and stop by Georgie’s Beachside Grill for lunch. You’ll enjoy exceptional Northwest Coast Cuisine and wonderful oceanfront view. No doubt, you’ll return for Georgie’s spectacular breakfast wrap, complete with scrambled eggs and Tillamook Cheddar cheese. Panache, next to the Performing Arts Center is popular for creative local organic foods, and Nana’s Irish Pub delivers their distinct Irish heritage, tasty pot pies and – naturally – corned beef and cabbage.
Shopping takes in everything from antiques, jewelry and visual arts to toys and kites. Be sure to stop in the Made in Oregon store on Bay Boulevard for genuine Oregon products – from gourmet wine, salmon and Tillamook Cheese to Pendleton Blankets artistic ornaments and handmade jewelry.
It’s a pleasure to feel like a resident, when you visit any new place, and vacation home rentals allow you to do just that. You’re free to explore all of the family-friendly attractions, and return home to your private retreat for a hearthside glass of wine. You’ll also appreciate a mix of home-prepared meals and restaurant fare, for both the variety and the savings.