Featured Locale: Lincoln City, Oregon

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About Lincoln City

Named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, this beachside resort town is quiet enough to be overlooked by most tourists because of the lack of bustling city. But just because the town is only moderate size doesn’t mean it can’t have a lot to offer to the avid traveler. They have all of the traditional beach food-fair as well as plentiful beach access. If crowds are something you tend to avoid then this is the perfect atmosphere for you.

Kite Festivals

Kite flying is a huge deal here. People in Lincoln City look forward to the kite festivals, held in October and June each year, the way that people in New Orleans look forward to Mardi Gras. These festivals are on the beach and include food, games for the kids, music, and of course, some of the most spectacular displays of kite flying ever seen. There isn’t much of a difference between the two festivals, other than the time of year, and both are free to the public. Here are the websites: http://www.oregoncoast.org/lincoln-city-fall-kite-festival/ and http://www.oregoncoast.org/lincoln-city-summer-kite-festival/.

Beach Access

There’s a bit more driftwood on the beaches in Oregon than one would expect if they only ever visited tropical beaches, but the water is lovely in the warm weather and the sand is well-maintained and free of litter. You can access the beach via the North Shore points or the South Shore. We recommend the southern access points for travelers with children, those requiring handicap access, and those needing tables as there are covered pavilions (reservation required), and ample parking. Keep in mind that some beach access points will be inaccessible at high tide. http://www.oregoncoast.org/beach-access/.

Pixieland Amusement Park

Kids love Pixieland. Parents love it too, both because of the joy and fun children have here and because of the affordability. Unlike many modern amusement parks, Pixieland doesn’t charge for admission or parking. Instead, like the old-fashioned fairs of the 1940’s and 50’s, tickets are purchased instead this way the children can have as much fun as they want to have with the modern rides. Safety and fun are the primary concerns here, so be sure to check the height and weight requirements posted here: http://www.pixieland.com/.

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