Things to do on the Oregon Coast in the Fall – Fall in Oregon

Oregon Coast’s Biggest Secret is September, October, & November!

Did you know that three of the best-kept secrets on the Oregon Coast are September, October, and November? Both locals and visitors agree that fall is one of the most beautiful and popular seasons to visit the coast. Golden yellow, blood orange, and burgundy hues offer bursts of color against Oregon’s distinct old-growth evergreens; temperatures are usually mild and sunny – and there is always a coastal storm to justify spending hours snuggled up by the fire at your beachfront Meredith Lodging vacation rental.

The weather is always beautiful in the fall, and there’s never a shortage of activities to do. Rain or shine, you may make wonderful memories throughout the season. From whale watching to wine tasting to admiring the foliage on one of the Coast’s many hikes, you’ll find plenty to enjoy during the autumn months. Are you looking for a fun way to spend some time together this fall? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall happenings on the Oregon Coast as a reference:

Top Activities We Recommend For a Fall, Oregon Coast Trip:

1. Whale watching

whale watching on the Oregon Coast

Fall is the ideal time to see migrating gray whales as they travel south from their feeding grounds in Alaska to their breeding grounds in Baja California. These majestic creatures can often be seen from shore, but for a closer look, consider taking a whale-watching tour.

2. Visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium

things to do in the fall on the Oregon Coast

Located in Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must-see for any ocean lover. With over 200 species of fish, birds, mammals, and invertebrates on exhibit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

3. Go apple picking at one of Oregon’s many orchards

Fall means apples! And what better way to enjoy this seasonal fruit than to pick them fresh off the tree? There are many apple orchards located throughout Oregon, so be sure to check out one near you.


Mt Hood Apple Picking Spots on the “Hood River Fruit Loop”

4. Hike through a sea of colorful leaves

One of the best things about fall is the incredible array of colors on display. And there’s no better place to see them than on one of Oregon’s many hiking trails. All Oregon Coast towns have a lot of trail options, but some of our personal favorites are near Lincoln City, Rockaway Beach, and Cannon Beach.

5. Taste the fruits of the harvest at a local winery

With over 700 wineries located throughout the state, Oregon is a veritable paradise for wine lovers. Fall is the perfect time to visit one of these amazing establishments and taste the fruits of the harvest.

Book a Meredith Lodging Vacation Rental to Make the Most of Your Fall Trip!

There’s no better way to enjoy an Oregon Fall than by staying in a Meredith Lodging vacation rental. We offer a wide variety of properties located in all of Oregon’s best beach towns, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your group. Browse our selection of beachfront Oregon Coast vacation rentals today and start planning your dream Oregon Coast getaway!

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