When you think of planning a vacation at the sea, you may be picturing a boring week of tanning and beach walks, and while that might be fun for some people, it doesn’t appeal to everybody. Well, worry not, because we have a suggestion that will please all types of travelers: the Oregon Coast, a versatile destination where you will be able to relax or have numerous adventures; it’s all up to you. Nonetheless, the coast is quite large, and in order to make the most of your trip there, we advise you to book a room at a lovely motel in Florence Oregon. We were quite taken with this charming small town, which is located on the central part of the coast, offering you infinite visiting opportunities. Here are 5 amazing attractions that will surely convince you to plan a vacation in Florence:

1. The sea lion caves

Florence is home to the largest sea lion cave in the USA. This is one of the town’s main attractions and it is definitely worth checking out. The elevator ride down to the caves is an experience in itself, but once you get there, you will simply be amazed by the habitat of the sea lion colonies. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the lions during one of their amazing acapella concerts.

2. Historic attractions

Despite being a very small town, Florence is quite vibrant and it has a rich history, which is most visible in the old town that features numerous historic buildings. Moreover, the fully get the historic vibe, we advise you to stay at the Lighthouse Inn, a charming family-owned motel in Florence Oregon, which was built in 1938 and has been running continuously ever since. Don’t forget to enjoy a cup of tea on the river banks and marvel at the amazing Siuslaw River Bridge.

3. The sand dunes

Oregon’s sand dunes are a very popular attraction for thrill seekers. However, you don’t have to be a daredevil to embark on this adventure as the environment features both high dunes and flat riding areas, so it is suitable for all skill levels. Riding an ATV on sand dunes is quite an experience, but when you combine that with the awesome vegetation and the amazing Pacific ocean, you’ve got yourself a once in a lifetime experience.

4. A wide variety of sightseeing tours

There are endless ways to explore the Oregon coast, and each way makes for a different type of experience. You can hike along the coast and make your way through sandy beaches, but also through dense vegetation areas. You can paddle through scenic estuaries and admire the vegetation from your canoe, or you can take a horseback riding tour on the beach. If you are not afraid of heights, you can choose a helicopter tour, or better yet, a tour aboard an open cockpit biplane.

5. Amazing landscapes

If you want to have your breath taken away by some amazing sights, Florence Oregon is the place to go. The Heceta Head Lighthouse is a very romantic place for a picnic and it will be a great background for vacation photos. In fact, all the Heceta beach is amazing. For nature lovers, the Hobbit trail is great as it gives you the opportunity to admire both sandy beaches and the wild Oregon forest trails. And don’t forget about the Neptune State Viewpoint which is definitely a must-see attraction.

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