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Savour Cannon Beach

The 2023 Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival is a series of nine extraordinary food and wine experiences October 12-27th in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Meet Pepper the Puppy

As you know, the Stanford Inn loves all animals, but especially their own dogs, cats and all the amazing pets guests bring to the resort. They are excited to welcome and introduce you to Pepper - the newest adopted addition to their family.

Visit Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park is one of Seattle's most popular attractions. It features a climbable water tower, a conservatory, and a dahlia garden. The park is also home ot the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Hit the Links at Bear Creek Golf Course

Bear Creek Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging 9 hole golf course tucked away in the foothills between Twisp and Winthrop. It’s the perfect blend of a manicured course set in a rugged landscape!

Enjoy a Big River Guided Tour

Have a memorable experience and explore beautiful Big River Estuary aboard a redwood Mandeola with Big River tours. Professionally guided tours for you and your family, depart from the Stanford Inn's dock at noon.

Become a Catalina Island Mermaid

Travel to a beautiful beach and transform into a Catalina Island Mermaid. Have a fun photoshoot on scenic rocky seascapes and sandy beaches or if you're feeling even more adventurous, learn to swim in a mermaid tail.

Blend Your Own Bottle

Tour beautiful wineries and apply creativity to your next bottle of wine at Northstar Winery. Not only is this a fun wine experience, but you get to do it with a friend or loved one. Enjoy a wine tour, picnic for two, and blend your new favorite wine.

Participate in a Korean Cooking Class

Take part in an unforgettable culinary experience that celebrates the beauty and taste of Korean vegan cuisine and join celebrity chef Adam Sobel for a cooking class on April 20th at the Stanford Inn by the Sea.

Enjoy a Geology Talk At Cape Perpetua

Join retired geologist Dave Muerdter at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, April 9, 16 and 22, at 11 am and 2 pm, with a guided walk at noon.

"Concert with Conversation" Outdoors (hopefully) in the Garden

The last concert of the current season will be held on Sunday April, 23. Weather permitting, it will be outdoors in the spring garden between the Hotel and Restaurant.

Have a Mimosa Flight at the Greene Lily

After opening several years ago, the Greene Lily became a local treasure and one of the best places for brunch in Old Town Eureka. They serve breakfast all day and their menu features a wide variety of dishes with classics like eggs benedict and delicious new things to try such as vegan french toast and a breakfast burger. Drink offerings include their spin on a bloody mary (they call the red lily) and they have 9 flavours of mimosas to try.

Try a Cinnamon Twisp

Warm up on a cold day with a delicious cinnamon twisp at the famous Cinnamon Twisp Bakery in the Heart of the Methow Valley. This signature twisted pastry has nuts, honey and brown sugar brushed topping all baked to perfection.

Have Easter Brunch at the Resort at Port Ludlow

Celebrate Easter with a special Easter Brunch at the beautiful, oceanfront Resort at Port Ludlow on Sunday, April 9th from 11am until 2pm.

Retreat With Your Team This Spring

Are you looking for a way to bring your team together after working remotely? An off-site retreat can provide your organization an opportunity to foster stronger teamwork and boost morale.

Meet a Red Panda at Sequoia Park Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo is located in Eureka, California. It was established in 1907 and is run by the City of Eureka. Featured animal exhibits include adorable red pandas, aviaries with a variety of bird species, the Barnyard, river otters, Redwood Sky Walk, and many more!

Enjoy Wednesday Pasta Dinners

This month (February) the Resort at Port Ludlow's Fireside Restaurant is showcasing a local farm's newest product. Chimacum Valley Grainery, (previously known as Finnriver Grain) is the newest venture from Keith Kisler.

Try a Tasting Flight at FinnRiver

Drink in the beauty and bounty of the land at Finnriver with their orchard and cider barn tours and tastings that are offered throughout the year.

Drink Coffee at the Original Starbucks

Have a cup of joe where the largest coffee company in the world began. From 1971 until 1975, the first Starbucks was located on Western Avenue until it moved to its new home in the Soul of Seattle, the Pike Place Market (where it remains today). And, because Pike Place is a historic district with specific guidelines, the store still retains its original look.

Explore Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

Explore the towering redwoods, lush green ferns, stunning wildflowers and incredible views overlooking Half Moon Bay in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Discover America's Largest Sea Cave

Sea Lion Caves is a wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary on the Oregon Coast. Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea cave and the year round home of the steller sea lion.

Listen to Ghost Stories

Visit Heceta Head Lightstation on October 30th between 11:30am-2:30pm to experience the history and hear ghostly stories from past B&B guests and staff of the Heceta Head Lightkeeper’s House.

Explore Lower Bear River Reservoir

The stunning 700+ acre Lower Bear River Reservoir is just a few miles off Highway 88 and provides easy access for scenic day outings. The lake offers great trout fishing and the tree-lined shorelines make it the perfect places for picnics.

Attend the 2022 Blue Wing Blues Festival

The Blue Wings Blues Festival is an annual festival held in the cool of the evening in the garden under the sycamores at the Tallman Hotel. The ticket price of $60 + tax includes a delicious buffet BBQ dinner.

Find Farms, Fish and Flowers in Half Moon Bay

Farms, Fish & Flowers offers the general public a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside’s nurseries, greenhouses, historic sites, farms and even a working harbor. Many of these businesses are not ordinarily open to the public except during our event when they invite visitors for a behind-the-scenes tour of their facilities and operations.

Explore Sand Dunes on an ATV

Rent an ATV and explore the largest coastal sand dunes in North America! With over 7,000 acres to explore, this will surely be a memorable experience.

Have Breakfast in the new Overleaf Lodge Lobby

Breakfast is back at the Overleaf! Their team arrives early each morning to create a delicious, nutritious breakfast spread, made from scratch. When you follow the delicious aromas into their gorgeous new lobby and arrive for breakfast, simply let them know what you would like, and they’ll plate it for you.

Enjoy a Finnriver Cidermaker Dinner

Join the Resort at Port Ludlow on Thursday, June 23rd, as they celebrate the culinary bounty of the Olympic Peninsula - featuring pairings from Finnriver. Joining you will be the masterful Cider Maker, Andrew Byers and Wine Director extraordinaire, Andrew Wiese.

Visit Ecola State Park

No visit to Cannon Beach would be complete ­without visiting Ecola State Park. Ecola State Park offers several miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and great vantage points for bird and whale watchers.

Attend an Artists' Retreat

The world-acclaimed Cypress Inn will host An Artists' Retreat October 23rd ~ 28th, 2022 with Anna Rhodes. Classes will be taught at the renowned Sunset Center in a large sun-filled studio equipped with individual easels and an array of the finest artists' materials.

Enjoy a Taste of Italy

Enjoy a delicious four course dinner in the beautiful Tallman Hotel dining room with a menu designed by Chef Pablo Aguilar to highlight some of the culinary delights of Italy.