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Getting There: Ore. 22 from Salem merges with Ore. 18 before reaching the junction with U.S. 101. From Portland, take U.S. 99W to McMinnville and then head west on Ore. 18.

Visitor Information:The Lincoln City Visitor Center, 540 NE U.S. 101 (www.oregoncoast.org; tel. 541/994-3302), is open Wednesday to Monday 10am to 4pm.

Festivals:Annual kite festivals include the Summer Kite Festival in late June and the Fall Kite Festival in early to mid-October. In addition, Lincoln City has an annual Sandcastle Building Contest each year in early August. On the nearby Siletz Indian Reservation, the Nesika Illahee, the annual Siletz Pow Wow, takes place on the second weekend in August. For a current listing of events in Lincoln City visit www.oregoncoast.org. Music lovers can enjoy excellent performances by chamber groups, ensembles, and soloists at the Cascade Head Music Festival (www.cascadeheadmusic.org) held in July.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.