Perched on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Lincoln City, Oregon, is a romantic haven surrounded by lush greenery, mountains and lakes. People from around the country flock to Lincoln City to enjoy its natural attractions and ocean views, making it a popular tourist destination. If you want to get away from it all and reconnect with your loved one, plan a romantic getaway to this city by the sea.
The Oregon coast makes a scenic getaway.
Book a Romantic Inn
To get a feel for what makes the city special, book a room in the Looking Glass Inn and Hotel (lookingglass-inn.com), which is situated directly on the beach. When in their rooms, guests enjoy either an ocean or bay view, whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. Take a romantic walk along the property’s private beach in the morning after eating a complimentary continental breakfast. If you want to be pampered during your beachfront getaway, stay at the Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel (spanishhead.com). Also located right on the coast, the inn features oceanfront suites with floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking views. Love birds can also enjoy fine dining in Fathoms, the property’s onsite restaurant, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn’s romantic escape package includes lodging for two, one candlelight dinner, champagne and a private breakfast for two.
Watch a Show
During your getaway, have a date night at one of the city’s theaters. The Bijou Theatre (cinemalovers.com) was built in 1937 and retains its charming, vintage look today. The theater shows the latest blockbuster hits as well as classic films. The venue’s Saturday morning cinema program screens silent, classic and cult films for the true movie lovers. If you prefer live shows, check out Theatre West (theatrewest.com), which showcases the talent of local performing artists. The theater’s seasonal lineups include a mix of dramas and comedies, such as The Psychic and The Supporting Cast.
Make Blown-Glass Artwork
You don’t have to be a professional artist to create your own blown-glass treasure in the city’s glass art studios. Spend a day making the elegant pieces together, and take them home as souvenirs of your getaway. Visitors can learn how to blow glass with the helpful instructors at the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio (jennifersearsglassart.com). Make a float, fluted bowl, paperweight or a starfish or heart sculpture with colored glass. As another option, hone your glass-blowing skills at Alderhouse Glass (alderhouse.com), an open studio where visitors can watch artists make glass pieces, as well as make a few themselves. At the time of publication, the studio is open yearly from May through October.
Enjoy Oceanfront Dining
Break the bread and toast your love at one of Lincoln City’s oceanfront restaurants. The Bay House (thebayhouse.org) is housed in a charming, historic building and offers fine dining with a water view. The restaurant’s dinner menu includes mouthwatering selections such as rockfish and butternut squash ravioli, as well as a full wine list. Split a piece of Oregon berry cobbler or cheesecake, or enjoy a glass or dessert wine. For couples who prefer a more casual vibe while dining, check out Mo’s Restaurant, which offers both Siletz Bay and Pacific Ocean views. Sit on the eatery’s oceanfront patio and enjoy regional favorites such as Oregon oysters, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and fresh fish and seafood sandwiches.
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