Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast

Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast

by Lizann Dunegan

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For more than twenty years, the Insiders' Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. In a region defined by natural physical change, the rich history, beauty, and culture of the Oregon Coast remain constants. This authoritative guide shows you how to navigate the coast’s unique regions—from Astoria to Brookings—where you’ll discover everything from killer waves to sand dunes, fishing boat excursions to world-class wines, campsites to lighthouses. Inside you'll fnd: • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best shopping to the lowdown on real estate • Comprehensive listings of accommodations, activities, and places to eat • The inside scoop on popular attractions, such as Haystack Rock, Spirit Mountain Casino, and Winter Whale Watch Week • Sections dedicated to children and retirement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762748723
Publisher: Insider's Guide
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Insiders' Guide Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Lizann Dunegan is a freelance writer and photographer who spent the last 25 years living in and exploring Oregon. The Oregon Coast is one of her favorite destinations. She has written restaurant reviews, outdoor and agricultural-related articles, and several FalconGuides to the state. She lives in Portland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xviii

How to Use This Book 1

Area Overview 2

History 10

Getting Here, Getting Around 18

Hotels and Motels 21

Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 36

Camping 49

Restaurants 57

Nightlife 68

Shopping 73

Oregon Lighthouses 84

Attractions 87

The Arts 98

Kidstuff 111

Annual Events and Festivals 120

The Great Outdoors 126

Sports and Activities 149

Golf 172

Day Trips 178

Relocation 188

Media 209

Index 212

About the Author 222

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Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
arctangent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This guide is organized differently from most. Instead of treating different regions and locales as the main headings, and the various amenities, activities, and attractions as sub-headings, it takes the type of activity or amenity, e.g. camping, restaurants, shopping, as the main headings, and the different locales as the sub-headings. There are a few advantages to this choice, which is the only reason I keep this guide, when I own a number of other more conventionally organized ones for the Oregon Coast. But overall the amount of information on any one topic is not great, and is fairly conventional and predictable, even though the book advertises itself as being written by "insiders", and therefore more reliable, practical, etc. All the maps are in the front, including (a nice touch) street maps of some of the larger, and more popular (with tourists) towns along the coast. Missing, oddly, are Manzanita and Bandon. I wouldn't recommend this as the single guide to buy if you're planning a trip to the coast and aren't familiar with it. Think of it more as a supplement.
Sandydog1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very generic and brief descriptions of attractions, lodging, restaurants, etc. organized by northern, central and southern portions of the coast. Surf the net instead.