Rainy day itinerary for Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon-Part 1

With rainy season here, below are some activities to keep you warm and dry in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon.

Sometimes the first idea we have on a rainy day is to stay in bed, warm under the covers. Although this is not altogether a bad idea, there is a lot of exploring to do when staying at the Northern Oregon coast. Here is a suggested day itinerary to keep you busy. Below are ideas geared more towards adults; a family-friendly itinerary-post will be coming soon.

Stay with us in Seaside at our oceanfront hotel, Inn at the Prom, or our adults only B & B Gilbert Inn (one half block back from the beach) or stay at one of our cozy Cannon Beach cottages, Inn at Haystack Rock or Blue Gull Inn.

Visit a coffee shop or bakery for breakfast. Beach Day Coffee in Seaside has a full espresso bar, smoothies and baked goods and is just a short walk from the Seaside Promenade. If the weather is chilly, take a short drive to Insomnia Coffee Co in Cannon Beach to warm up by their fireplace.

Peruse through a book store; visit Beach Books in Seaside or Cannon Beach Book Co.

Explore art galleries. There are over a dozen art galleries in Cannon Beach which has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani. There are art galleries in Seaside as well. Bonus-any purchases are tax free!

Enjoy some fresh seafood for lunch. If seafood isn’t your thing, have your afternoon meal at a sandwich shop, or a Japanese, Mexican, Italian, or bar and grill restaurant.store-2742

Treat your sweet tooth at a candy shop. Bruce’s Candy Kitchen in both Cannon beach and Seaside is popular for taffy (sometimes you can even see it being made), brittles, chocolates and more. They have sugar free options too. Phillips Candies in Seaside was established in 1897 and offers hand dipped chocolates, taffy and more.

Shop at the many boutiques in Seaside and Cannon Beach. Visit Cannon Beach Treasure Company for actual shipwrecked and buried treasures as well as jewelry made from sea glass. Again, think tax free shopping!

Storm watch! Either bundle up for a brisk walk on the beach or promenade in Seaside, or view from one of our ocean front rooms at Inn at the Prom.haystack rock_stormy

End your evening with a movie or games from one of our front desks, or a soak in the tub at your hotel. If you’re feeling adventurous, see if you can escape the themed Cannon Beach Escape Rooms in less than 60 minutes.

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