We would like to drive to Oregon from Vancouver, BC, and spend about four nights there. We are mostly interested in the northern part of the coast, closer to the Washington border. The main purpose of the trip would be to simply relax and enjoy some summer weather. I just saw a temperature chart indicating that in July and August, Cannon Beach is not hotter than about 65 degrees F (or about 18 degrees C). Is this really true??? If so, then the place is colder than Vancouver, BC, in which case it doesn't sound too appealing for a summer vacation.
Also, does anyone know of any affordable motels in Cannon Beach, that are not too far away from the beach and the main areas of the town? I'm talking about motels in the $140-160/night range, hopefully clean and not depressing.
Is there any good shopping that we can do in Cannon Beach or Seaside or are those strictly remote, tourist areas?
I have never been to Oregon before and would really like these few days to be a nice, relaxing yet entertaining gettaway from my husband and I some time at the end of July/beginning of August, before our new baby arrives in September.:)