Easy access from Portland via I-5 and then Hwy. 18 or Hwy 22 through the Coast Range gives the Central Coast a leg-up in popularity. Lincoln City is one of the coast’s most-visited and family-friendly destinations, and Newport, home the excellent Oregon Coast Aquarium, two lighthouses, and the historic neighborhood of Nye Beach, is the most interesting town along this part of the coast. Whale-watching expeditions leave from the tiny harbor at Depoe Bay, and the old town of Florence, along the Siuslaw River, has some real historic character. Yachats, with its exceptionally beautiful beach, is one of the more affluent communities along the Central Coast.
Best Places to Go in 2024 The Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Destinations »
California Road Trip Guides The Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Trip Ideas »
Deals & Bookings
Tips & News
How to Craft the Perfect Itinerary for Any Destination
Air Travel Credit Cards & Loyalty Points Cruise News Entry Requirements & Customs Car, Bus, Rail News Money & FeesFAQs Store All Tips & News »