Newport Seafood and Wine Festival+ – February 20-23, 2024
Welcome to an unforgettable coastal adventure on the stunning shores of Newport, Oregon and attend the coastal classic Seafood and Wine Festival! Our meticulously planned tour will take you on a journey through picturesque landscapes, captivating attractions, and exquisite flavors. From boat tours to lighthouse visits, marine adventures, and shopping sprees, this itinerary promises a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. Join us for four days of indulgence, discovery, and relaxation along the magnificent Oregon Coast.
Get ready to embark on an exciting coastal adventure! Today, we leave behind the hustle and bustle as we depart (*the motor coach will stop in Tualatin, Woodburn, Salem, and Dallas for this excursion). As we journey to the beautiful Oregon Coast, we will get into the week’s spirit by stopping for wine tasting at a local vineyard along the scenic drive to Newport.
After lunch, immerse yourself in the wonders of the sea at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Later in the afternoon, we check into our comfortable hotel in Newport, the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites on Nye Beach, for some well-deserved rest. In the evening, we’ll treat our taste buds to a delicious dinner at the famous original Rogue Brewery, Brewers on the Bay, before returning to the hotel.
Today’s agenda is filled with picturesque coastal experiences. After breakfast at the hotel, we’re off to explore the iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse and adjoining Marine Preserve. Our next stop takes us to the breathtaking Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area in Otter Rock where you will also have the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting at Flying Dutchman Winery, a boutique award-winning small batch winery which makes wine in view of the ocean!
We will motor north along the coast to Depot Bay, the world’s smallest harbor, for lunch, perusing local shops, and the extraordinarily unique Depot Bay Winery. We continue north to Lincoln City where we will have a choice between being dropped off for free time at either the Lincoln City Outlet Mall or to try your luck at Chinook Winds Casino. In the evening, seafood will be front and center for dinner before returning to the hotel.
Prepare for another exciting day along the Oregon Coast! After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll begin our day with a quick stop at the charming Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The morning continues with exploration at Seal Rock, where you can also explore art galleries and witness mesmerizing glass blowing.
Lunchtime will be a treat at the famous Chowder Bowl (this is where the locals go for their chowder), and then we’ll delve into the world of art at the Newport Visual Arts Center. In the afternoon, explore Yaquina Bay aboard an enchanting Bay Boat Tour, offering unique views of the bay and estuaries. Now, having seen the beach, lighthouses, glassblowing and the bay from a boat, we will visit the Opening Night of the Seafood and Wine Festival which has been going strong since 1977. You will be able to visit top seafood and wine vendors all under one roof.
After a big day, if we are still in need of nourishment, the Barge Inn (the ‘Home of Winos, Dingbats, and Riff Raff’ since 1935) can help to satisfy our hunger. Return to the hotel later this evening for a well-deserved sleep!
On our final day, you have a leisurely start in the morning to sleep in, walk the beach, explore Nye Beach shops, or simply relax at the hotel. We will depart mid morning from the hotel and head to the Bayfront for some free time at the unique shops lining the streets and bay front. We will also have one last chance for a fresh seafood meal before hitting the road back toward our Willamette Valley drop off locations.
Throughout this coastal adventure, you’ll have the chance to savor the beauty and flavors of Newport, Oregon, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this stunning coastal gem.
- Deluxe motor coach transportation
- An OregonWest Tour Director
- Three nights lodging at the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites on Nye Beach
- A Yaquina Bay Boat Tour
- Three Breakfasts, Four Lunches, and Three Dinners
- All Entrances, Attractions, and Gratuities