Lincoln City offers a wide range of cultural activities, arts and crafts, shopping, and outdoor adventures for adults and kids of every age. You can explore a museum that showcases the life of the first pioneers to come here, walk the trails and beaches of waterfront recreation sites, learn about the traditional art of glassblowing, and play video games while enjoying a cocktail.

    You can head for a farm and craft market to find handmade gifts or head for outlet shopping for the best deals on name brands. Check out the 10 best things to do in Lincoln City on your travels.

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    Taft Bay

    Explore a bohemian artists' district to the south

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    Taft is a historic bayfront district offering art galleries, merchants, artists, bars, shops, and fine dining, all along the waterfront of the Siletz Bay. Here, you can explore a driftwood forest along the bay and bonfires on the waterfront. You can view seals and crabs, dig for clams, and even find agates on the beach.

    The area is a bohemian one with galleries and artists on every block. You can also wander independent shops and sit down for fine dining in wonderful restaurants. The bayfront district is located on the southern end of Lincoln City and makes for a vibrant and memorable part of your stay.

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    Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Learn all about the historic art of glassblowing

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    Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio offers demonstrations of the art of glassblowing and the opportunity to view and purchase handblown works of art. The studio is located at the southern end of town in the Taft District, and glassblowing lessons are available by appointment in advance.

    Demonstrations of the art can be had at any time, so you can witness this age-old art in action whenever you visit. The local artisans are friendly and welcoming to all who come in to visit, and they are as eager to educate as they are to sell their handcrafted wares.

    Location: 4821 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 541-996-2569

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    Road's End State Recreation Site

    Search for the treasure of a handcrafted glass float

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    Road's End State Recreation Site offers a sheltered enclave with stunning views of the water along a quaint cottage-lined shore, as well as the opportunity to find special hidden gifts. From October through Memorial Day each year, handcrafted glass floats are placed along the public beaches, coves, and tidal pools here, and hunting for them is a popular pastime.

    The State Recreation Site is located just north of town and, at low tide along Road's End Point, you can find a secret, secluded cove where you can get away for a short time. It's considered amongst the most beautiful and romantic spots in Lincoln City.

    Location: Roads End State Recreation Site, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Phone: +1 800-551-6949

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    Chinook Winds Casino Resort

    Enjoy table and arcade games, play golf, or get a spa treatment

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    • Nightlife
    • Luxury

    Chinook Winds Casino Resort offers a full-service resort experience with a licensed casino, a pool, a spa, a sauna, world-class golfing, and an entertainment showroom. Here, you can play slots, table games, and video poker, you can head for a video game arcade, or you can sit down for a meal at either of 2 restaurants.

    You can also enjoy some of the best live entertainment around at the showroom. The golf course is a championship-level course and is open to guests to play a round whenever they like. The resort can be found a mere 9-minute drive up the coast from city centre.

    Location: 1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Phone: +1 888-244-6665

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    Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy

    Walk through brightly coloured, tended garden paths

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    The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy offers enchanting water features and winding, colourful walking paths with immaculately landscaped patches of grass. The garden features dozens of species of flowers, blooms, trees, and other plants, and you can choose either to walk the paths yourself or take a guided tour.

    Guided tours offer the opportunity to learn about the various flora here and to learn the history of the garden and how it's planned and maintained. An on-site gift shop allows you to find a souvenir to remember your trip. The Conservancy is just a 7-minute drive along the coast, north of city centre Lincoln City.

    Location: 1931 NW 33rd St, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Sunday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 7.15 pm

    Phone: +1 541-994-6338

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    Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market

    Pick up fresh food or handmade local arts and crafts

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    The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market offers locally grown and sourced fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as handmade foods, arts, and crafts from local farmers, artisans, and craftspeople. Here, you can find everything from fruits and vegetables to flowers, honey, baked goods, confections, and drinks.

    On the arts and crafts front, you'll find everything from clothing and jewellery to ceramics and wall art, and beyond. Throughout the year, the market holds a rotating selection of live musicians and performers to keep you entertained. It's held right in the heart of town along Highway 101.

    Location: 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm (closed Monday–Saturday)

    Phone: +1 541-921-0062

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    Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

    Go camping, hiking, boating, or swimming

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    • Adventure

    The Devil's Lake State Recreation Area offers outdoor adventures for the entire family, from camping and hiking to boating, swimming, and waterskiing. This coastal campground is the heart and soul of summertime activity in the region and is popular amongst bird-watchers. The site includes hot showers, mooring ramps, and flush toilets.

    Kayaking tours of the lake are available and provide easy access to the campsites. The recreation area is located a mere 3-minute drive from the heart of city centre Lincoln City and makes for a serene, tree-lined escape from the hustle and bustle without ever leaving town.

    Location: Devil's Lake State Recreation Area, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Phone: +1 800-551-6949

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    Lincoln City Outlets

    Find great deals on all the biggest name brands

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    Lincoln City Outlets offers a shopping centre experience with outstanding deals and sales from the top brand-name dealers in apparel, children's wear, furniture, footwear, and others. Here, you can find factory deals from brands like Levi's, American Eagle, Bath and Body Works, and many more of the biggest names.

    The outlets offer dozens of stores and fast-food dining options, all in a serene and well-tended surrounding green space. It's a family-friendly outing where you can find your perfect souvenir or gift or just kick around the stores. It's located directly at the centre of city centre.

    Location: 1500 SE East Devils Lake Rd Suite 414, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 541-557-1981

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    North Lincoln County Historical Museum

    Explore the pioneer history of the northwest

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    The North Lincoln County Historical Museum is dedicated to showcasing what life was like as a pioneer and displays hundreds of artefacts and documents dating to the Victorian era. The museum resides right in the heart of city centre in the City Hall. It also includes a research library for scholars.

    The main level details pioneer life with exhibits, documents, artefacts, and displays from the late 1800s through the 1920s, while upstairs, the galleries show life up through 1965. The museum is free to visit.

    Location: 4907 Oregon Coast Hwy, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 541-996-6614

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    Lincoln City Cultural Centre

    Take a dance lesson or see a live music performance

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    The Lincoln City Cultural Centre is the heart and soul of the performing arts and cultural community, offering classes and exhibitions in dance, music, theatre, literature, and fitness. It's the location of a weekly farmers market and offers festivals and events all your long, from the Dance of Universal Peace and Pinwheels for Prevention to Love Your Lincoln and the Summer Cultural Fair.

    A great many of the events and classes held here are geared towards kids, but the centre also offers live entertainment from local and iconic musicians all year long. It's located in the heart of Lincoln City on Highway 101.

    Location: 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367, USA

    Open: Friday–Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed Monday–Thursday)

    Phone: +1 541-994-9994

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