I'll be spending 2 weeks in Oregon and Washington during August. During this trip I will be driving from Crater Lake to the Coast (at Reedsport), then driving up the coast to Lincoln City, where I will spend the night.
I plan on leaving Crater Lake around 7 a.m., and hitting the coast around 10 a.m. I'll want to get to Lincoln City at around 7 p.m., which will give me about 9 hours to drive from Reedsport to Lincoln City, making several stops.
Is there any must see stops along the way? So far I am planning on stopping at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (@ the day use area) for a leg stretching hike. I am considering sea lion cave, but I see it gets mixed reviews. I do plan on stopping at Cape Perpetua, and to walk around Newport's Historic Bay - or the Aquarium if the weather is not cooperating.
Is there any must sees I am passing along the way? Should I pass on any of the places I mentioned? Lastly, any lunch recommendations in or near Florence?