We can all probably agree the best part of summer is FINALLY being able to take that much deserved vacation. The Oregon Coast is an all seasons destination, and there is no better place to be this summer. Whether you plan to stay the weekend or for a full week, we want to help you plan the perfect summer getaway. Here are some local attractions and activities we recommend to our guests:
1. Stroll, Swim or Surf our beautiful beaches!
Whether you want to swim, walk, surf, paddle board or just sit watch the tide; this is the most versatile coastal destination on the Oregon Coast! Visitors come to watch the seals and hope to catch a glimpse of migrating whales! Click here to check out our many beaches.
2. Visit Shore Acres State Park.
Thousands of visitors come to Shore Acres each year to take in the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants.
Looking for a good value? Click here to learn more about our Summer Flowers Hotel Package which includes an overnight stay, $40 in dining credits that can be used at any of our venues, complimentary champagne or cider, a parking pass to Shore Acres State Park (or complimentary shuttle service), and turndown service.
3. Ride or Hike the Sand Dunes!
It’s easy to see why The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a favorite among adventure seekers! This natural wonder extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast and is like no other in the world. The Sand Dunes are very popular with sports enthusiasts who enjoy taking on the challenge in an ATV or Dune Buggy, and there are plenty of places who will them to you!
4. Explore the Downtown Coos Bay Farmers market
The Downtown Coos Bay Farmers market is the perfect place to find locally grown fruits and veggies, baked goods, and goods by local artists. The market takes place in downtown Coos Bay, Every Wed 9am – 3pm through October. Call Coos Bay Visitor Center at 541-269-0215 for general information or visit coosbaydowntown.org
5. Come Play in our Casino!
Ok, we may be a little biased, but we’ll say it anyway with pride….Our casino is among the best attractions along the Oregon Coast! With over 700 slots, Vegas style table games and Oregon’s most rewarding player’s club, The Mill Casino is the place for players! Want to earn more slot play, dinner, shopping rewards, invitations to special player’s only events every time you play? Join the Mill Club! It’s free and easy!
6. Watch a Race at Coos Speedway!
Whats not to love about Coos Speedway? This family friendly spot offers a variety of exciting Motorsports. 1/8 mile Drag Strip, High Banked Dirt Oval, Mud Drags AND Special Events. Check their site for event details!
7. Check out the Live Music and Comedy at Warehouse 101
With seven giant plasma screen TVs, a tempting menu and 20 micro-brews on tap, Warehouse 101 at The Mill Casino is your place to play at the end of the day. Take a mid-week break and come join us for some laughs at Warehouse 101. Every Wednesday, in addition to serving great food and drinks, we feature new comedians who are sure to make you laugh. Two FREE hilarious shows start at 7 pm and 9 pm. Friday & Saturday night, Warehouse 101 is live! That’s right, get your groove on and dance the night away to live music each night or stop in for a cool drink, great food and conversation. (2 Drink minimum during live entertainment.)
8. Fish on!
Whether saltwater or freshwater fishing is your thing, you will find plenty of prime fishing spots in our area! Between the bay, ocean and 30+ lakes and rivers, this area is an angler’s dream come true and summer is the perfect time to plan your fishing adventure. Click here for some great tips!
9. Check out one (or all) of these local Festivals!
- June 28, 2014 – June 29, 2014: Coquille Indian Tribe Restoration Celebration Pow Wow
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration Celebration of The Coquille Indian Tribe. Event will also feature Native Craft Vendors and a Salmon Bake Meal. 3201 Tremont Ave North Bend, OR 97459 Visit www.themillcasino.com for more info.
- June 28, 2014: Clamboree!
Come out and enjoy live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more! Listed food vendors include West Coast Clams and talented aspiring chefs from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. The wildly popular “Hollering Contest”, one of the main attractions of the event, is always a good time! 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Empire District Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 888-4477
- July 3-4, 2014 Independence Day Celebrations!
We love Independence Day so much that we devoted an entire post about it! Click here to learn more about all of the patriotic festivities happening around town.
- July 12-26,2014: Oregon Coast Music Festival
A 14-day music festival that takes place throughout Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend areas. Please visit www.OregonCoastMusic.org for more information on specific times, locations and prices.
- July 18, 2014 – July 20, 2014: The Mill Casino•Hotel & RV Park — Oregon’s Adventure Coast RV Jamboree
Escape to the Oregon coast this summer and experience three winning days of fun and friendship, plus a traditional salmon feast on the shores of Coos Bay at the annual RV Jamboree, July 18-20, 2014. This unique jamboree features an RV Show, Poker Run, an excursion to Shore Acres State Park, even a Pooch Paparazzi Photo Contest — Plus win a share of $500 in door prizes! Our RV Jamboree offers something for everyone!
- July 18-19,2014: North Bend July Jubilee
This Year’s July Jubilee events include our Sip ‘n Stroll, Show ‘n Shine, Parade, Back Alley Bash, Border Patrol, Disc Golf tournament, vendor fair and more! 1380 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459 www.julyjubilee.com
- August 9-10, 2014: 24th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD will be the center of the event. Always the 2nd weekend of August! Boat Basin Charleston, OR 97420 (541) 269-0215
- August 23-24, 2014: Blackberry Arts Festival
Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more! For more information visit www.coosbaydowntown.org 50 Central Ave Coos Bay, OR 97420
Be sure to check the Oregon’s Adventure Coast Events Calendar for current information and to see what else is happening!
Book your Summer stay today! For rates and availability, please call 800-953-4800, ext. 3. Ask about our Summer Getaway Hotel Package and the Summer Flowers Hotel Package!