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Top 5 Things to do with Kids near Lincoln City

Finding activities that appeal to all the kids at once can be a challenge. We get it. But there are some real treasures in and around Lincoln City.

Here are our favorites:


Tidepools just off Olivia Beach. This will be the highlight of your trip. Check the tide tables and plan your day around it. It is THAT good.


Roads End State Recreation Area. Arguably the best beach for kids in town.


Devil's Lake State Park. There is boating for older kids and an expansive playground for kids of all ages.


Prehistoric. This is much more than a typical retail store. it is a touch-and-learn environment with a huge collection of fossils on display. The animatronic dinosaur will keep the little ones entranced! And adults will enjoy cracking open a geode or two. (this is also a good indoor option)


Hike Drift Creek Falls Trail. About 9 miles from town, this hike is not very challenging and will entertain you with waterfalls, a covered bridge, and a long suspension bridge. It packs a lot of sight seeing into one hike. Quintessential Oregon.


The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. We threw in an extra one because it is worth noting, but is about a 30 minute drive (a beautiful coastal drive) to get there. A few noteworthy residents: a hilarious Walrus and some amazing jellyfish. You won't soon forget this visit. (another good indoor option)

Additional resources: Each site maintains a calendar of events so you can see what is happening while you are in town.

Visit the Oregon Coast is a wonderful resource for Lincoln City and beyond.

The Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau has a great site with tons of information. They have recently launched a campaign titled' Seven Miles of Smiles' highlighting all there is to do. video below.

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