On February 14th Oregon celebrated its 158th birthday as part of being one of the 50 United States of America, I happened to be at the coast adventuring durning this time and it made me think of how truly fortunate I am to live in a state with such natural beauty.
I love to travel, but wow… my own “backyard” is an amazing place filled with wonder and I love to explore it any moment that I can. You don’t always have to go far to find an adventure!
We initially had planned to attend the Newport Seafood and Wine festival but after booking a room and purchasing tickets we realized that my bf Kris had a business trip to attend so we opted to spend our Valentine’s at the same hotel for a couple nights and a few days.
The beach is always one of my favorite places, I often times wish I lived there. Sure the beach in Oregon is a lot different than many others but I love exploring the Oregon coast rain or shine. The moods can be so interesting. We were lucky to get a good mixture of weather.
We stopped off at Drift Creek Falls on the way to Newport.
From there we headed to Newport and settled in, grabbed dinner and some drinks at Nana’s Irish Pub in the NYE Beach district before calling it an early night.
After having breakfast we decided to drive the coast down to Yachats and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
We ended our trip with a visit to a small cafe called La Maison and it was delicious!
It was a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to go back and find more great spots to explore along the coast. Turns out I’ll be head back to the area after all for the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, one of my friends is staying so she’s letting me tag along! Lucky 🍀
Have a great weekend filled with adventure! I’ll be doing a hike on Sunday and hopefully venturing out to a hot springs I’ve yet to experience on Monday so cheers to exploring everything!