Hello my husband and 2 teenage boys are headed to the Oregon coast for 4 days, 3 nights.
We fly into Portland on Saturday and fly out of Portland Tuesday. We would like to see the Oregon coast. We are interested in nature and wildlife, very short hikes, scenic drives and eating seafood. I am trying to decide where and when to stop, what to do, and where to stay overnight. The first day we arrive at 12:30 and then pick up a rental car. We could go to Astoria and stay overnight in seaside, or skip Astoria/seaside and drive to cannon beach and down 101 and stay overnight in Lincoln city. The next day we were going to drive down 101 to Yachtas and possibly go on a whale watching tour in depoe bay. The next day we would go to Oregon dunes and sandboard and dune buggy then stay in Florence. the next day we drive back to Portland for our 1:30 flight back to Minnesota. Any suggestions for things to do, sites we have to see, tours to go on, awesome activities, cities to stay in overnight (I prefer hotels on the ocean) and of course awesome places to eat for the freshest seafood, would be greatly appreciated :)