Interesting Experiences for your Cannon Beach “to-do” List

 

A stay in Cannon Beach, Oregon is a treat in itself, but nearby, you’ll find plenty of unique experiences you should consider adding to your “Cannon Beach to-do” list.   It might mean adding a day or two to your stay at Tolovana Inn, but you’ll be glad you did!

Unique Adventures Nearby Cannon Beach

Book your stay at Tolovana Inn, then make plans to enjoy one or more of these unique experiences. From cooking and fine dining to outdoor adventure, above all, you’ll create memories!

  • Oregon Coast Scenic RailroadThe Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad offers train rides pulled by historic steam or diesel engines. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time when you enjoy this fun, scenic and informative train ride.  The popular coastal excursion provides a 90-minute round trip between Rockaway Beach and the fishing village of Garibaldi.  It’s an experience all ages will enjoy.  The Rockaway station is just 25 miles south of Tolovana Inn.  You can purchase your tickets online.
  • Kayak Tillamook provides guided kayak adventures along seven north coast estuaries, including Nehalem Bay.  The beautiful bay lies just 15 miles south of Cannon Beach.   You are likely to see anything from eagles to elk.  On the bay, you’ll see evidence of shrimp, clams, and oysters.  This waterway is part of the Pacific Flyway, therefore birdwatching in this natural habitat is outstanding.  This trip is suitable for most people because little experience is required for this kayaking adventure.
  • Garibaldi Charters. Start here to research your options for bay or ocean fishing. Garibaldi Charters is located on the waterfront in the seaside town  Garibaldi, about 40 minutes south of Cannon Beach.  Groups or individuals can book deep sea fishing trips for halibut, lingcod, salmon, or tuna. Depending on the seasons, you can book crabbing or clamming adventures.  With four vessels, each led by seasoned captains and experienced deckhands, you’ll find the right trip and probably bring home something fresh for dinner, too.

In the Center of Cannon Beach

  • EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School—Fans of popular cooking shows or just those who love great food, should make plans to attend an EVOO Dining Show Experience.   Picture yourself among a small group of guests gathered around the chef’s open kitchen bar.  Three mouthwatering entrees will be prepared and presented by the chefs, along with ideally paired wines.  After that, a remarkable dessert will follow. Reservations are required for what is sure to be a memorable event.

Stay at Tolovana Inn

Whatever you do during your visit to Cannon Beach, head back to the spacious comfort of your Tolovana Inn room or suite where you can relax and recap the highlights of your day. Each studio and suite comes with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, fireplace, and living room.    You can also splash in the indoor saltwater pool and spa, or enjoy a workout in our fitness center.

Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about booking your accommodation or how to save on your stay.

 

 

Where to Get the Best Fish and Chips in Cannon Beach

Best Fish & Chips in Cannon BeachThanks to its coastal location, it should come as no surprise that Cannon Beach is one of the top beach communities in Oregon. Situated oceanside in this town is Tolovana Inn. Our idyllic location makes our resort the perfect place for those looking to enjoy a beach escape. After exploring the range of things to do and see throughout Cannon Beach, stop by one of the top spots serving up fish and chips.

The Top Restaurants Offering Fish and Chips

With its prime coastal location, Cannon Beach and the surrounding area are known for fantastic seafood. For a comfort food take on seafood, stop by one of the numerous restaurants in Cannon Beach known for their fish and chips.

  • Mo’s chowder is an Oregon staple and has a location right next to Tolovana Inn. Enjoy in-house dining, or grab your meal to go and enjoy back in your cozy accommodations.
  • Known for its quick service, Tom’s Fish & Chips makes its baskets using locally caught fish. Their menu includes everything from salmon to halibut.
  • Established in 1993, Ecola Seafood Restaurant & Market has been a favorite of visitors and locals alike for years. Browse their menu to choose your ideal fish and chips basket.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views at the Wayfarer Restaurant, located on Pacific Drive. They use Public Coast Brewing Co’s blonde ale in its beer batter, adding another local element to this dish.
  • For more than seven decades, the Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge has been feeding the masses. Soak in the sunshine on their patio as you enjoy their take on fish & chips.
  • Sip on a refreshing brew at Pelican Brewing Company’s Cannon Beach Brewpub. Their take on this classic dish uses their Kiwanda cream ale in the batter.

Book Your Relaxing Escape to Cannon Beach

The restaurants around Cannon Beach have you covered for everything from a filling breakfast to a delicious fish and chips basket. Stop by one of these spots to plan your activities or reminisce on the day’s fun before heading back to Tolovana Inn.

Featuring spacious oceanfront rooms and suites, our Cannon Beach resort is an excellent destination for everyone from families to couples. Relax fireside or go for a dip in our indoor saltwater pool. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about booking your stay or current special promotions.

 

Enjoy a Fire-Works Free Fourth in Cannon Beach

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Patriotic Scout toting a flag near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach

Fireworks typically highlight most 4th of July celebrations. But in Cannon Beach, new traditions are replacing sparklers in the front yard or rockets launched over the ocean.

That is because the Cannon Beach city council voted in 2020 to make the town Fire-Works Free. It’s proven to be a well-embraced decision

The restriction was prompted by a growing public concern about the well-being of local wildlife and fire danger.

Delicate Ecosystem

Cannon Beach exists in the heart of a delicate and well-loved ecosystem. The special natural environment is treasured. The community lies along the magnificent ocean surrounded by pristine tidepools and soaring seabirds. Adjacent to the beach stand coastal forests filled with herds of local elk.   All that wonder of the natural world can be easily disrupted by booming noise and flashing fireworks. And, impacted by inevitable trash that lingers long after firework displays are forgotten.

Wildlife cannot understand the commotion, and neither can your pets. As pet owners will tell you, dogs find the popping sounds frightening, causing them to shudder in fear. Distressed cats often run away to hide.

Even people that appreciate the traditional role of fireworks find them unsettling. People on the autism spectrum or adults who deal with PTSD struggle with the noise of traditional Independence Day celebrations.

So instead of lighting up the night sky, residents and guests of Cannon Beach have begun incorporating the tradition of building a Fourth of July bonfire on the sand. Controlled and safe, evening bonfires dot the shoreline supplying a distinctive holiday glow.

For your Cannon Beach Independence Day celebration, you can grill with family and friends. Watch a beautiful sunset and plant a flag. And of course, you can bring your dog to the beach party to celebrate.

And when you enjoy a Fireworks-Free Independence Day in Cannon Beach, you know that the local magic will remain here for years to come.

 

What to Do on a Dog-Friendly Getaway to Cannon Beach

Vacations are the ultimate way to spend quality time together as a family, but sometimes a key family member is missing. However, when you book your stay at Tolovana Inn, everyone can join in on the fun, even the four-legged friends. There’s no shortage of dog-friendly activities throughout Cannon Beach that you’ll enjoy just as much as Fido.

A Checklist of Dog-Friendly Activities near Tolovana Inn

  • As long as your dog responds to commands and stays within sight, it can run free on the beach. Let them hunt for the perfect stick or run into the waves.
  • Keep them on a leash and explore a nearby hiking trail. Ecola State Park is filled with trails that’ll have you breathing in fresh air while your pup chases the scent of the animals found throughout the park.
  • Treat your dog to something new by popping into Four Paws on the Beach. This local shop carries a variety of food, toys, collars, and leashes.
  • Grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous dog-friendly restaurants found throughout town, including Public Coast Brewing Company and Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge.

Ask our knowledgeable front desk staff if you’re looking for more recommendations on things to do with your dog.

Reserve Your Pet-Friendly Accommodation Today

If you want to bring your four-legged family member along on your Cannon Beach getaway, call Tolovana Inn today to reserve a dog-friendly room. We have a limited number of pet-friendly suites, and the only way to book one is by calling us directly. Both you and your pooch will enjoy a comfortable accommodation that provides you with a relaxing place to call home.

Your pet should never be left unattended in the room or anywhere on the property during your stay. There is a pet relief area on the lawn next to Building 4, and disposal bags are provided in the dispenser on the lamppost. For more information about our pet policy or special offers, call 503-436-2211.

Discover The Goonies Filming Locations in Cannon Beach & Astoria

Locations in The Goonies movie are located throughout Cannon Beach and Astoria.

Whether your upcoming Cannon Beach getaway is your first or fifth time visiting this Oregon town, there is always something new to discover. Situated just south of downtown, Tolovana Inn is not only a relaxing place to call home, but it puts you near the top activities and attractions. Some of these spots might be familiar for movie fans. A fun and unique way to explore the sights of Cannon Beach and the surrounding area is by mapping out a self-guided tour of The Goonies filming locations, starting in nearby Astoria.

A Guide to Creating a Self-Guided Filming Tour

Released in 1985, The Goonies follows a group of kids who find an ancient map and the adventures on their journey to find the long-lost treasure. A majority of the filming took place in Astoria and Cannon Beach, which means you can see these classic movie locations in real life.

We recommend starting your tour by making the 40-minute drive to Astoria then working your way back to our Cannon Beach hotel.

  • One of the most well-known attractions is Mikey’s house. This spot is a private residence, so be respectful of the owners’ wishes when visiting and do not drive up the driveway. There is no street parking near the house, so you’ll need to park a few blocks away and walk to get your photo.
  • Another popular attraction is the County Jail on Duane Street. Today, the old jail is the Oregon Film Museum and showcases television and films produced or filmed in Oregon.
  • Go on a self-guided tour of the Flavel House Museum, where Mikey’s dad worked as a curator, and the kids biked past in on their treasure hunt.
  • Several scenes featuring the Oregon coast were filmed at Ecola State Park. This park is where the movie’s villains had their hideout and the start of the kids’ treasure hunt. The actual hideout was built for the film and then taken down, but you can see a small building where the hideout once stood.
  • One of the most recognizable attractions in Cannon Beach also makes an appearance in the movie. The kids use Haystack Rock to navigate the map, and a trip to Cannon Beach isn’t complete without stopping by to get a photo of this well-known landmark.

Make Memories Wandering around the Oregon Coast

It’s not hard to find fun things to add to your itinerary when planning your stay at Tolovana Inn. From discovering filming locations from The Goonies to wandering downtown Cannon Beach, there is something for everyone.

Our resort features spacious rooms and suites that provide you with a cozy and relaxing place to call home. Each studio and suite comes with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, fireplace, and living room. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about booking your accommodation or how to save on your stay.

Play Tourist during a Cannon Beach Staycation with Top Things to Do in the Pacific Northwest

Haystack Rock

Sometimes, the best vacation destinations are closer than you think, especially those that call Clatsop County home. When you’re ready to enjoy a relaxing staycation, look no further than Tolovana Inn and Cannon Beach. This Oregon coast town features some of the best things to do in the Pacific Northwest that’ll have you enjoying the slower pace of life.

A Checklist of Cannon Beach Activities to Check Out on Your Staycation

While discovering new destinations is always a good time, there’s nothing quite like exploring your city from a different perspective. Staycations give you a chance to put on your tourist hat and rediscover what makes Cannon Beach and the surrounding area so unique.

During your stay, be sure to enjoy the on-site amenities found at our Oregon coast hotel, including an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center.

Feel Recharged with a Stay at Tolovana Inn

If you’re ready for a bit of R&R, book your staycation at Tolovana Inn. Found in Cannon Beach, this hotel is near some of the most quintessential things to do when in the Pacific Northwest. When you stay at our Oregon coast hotel, you’ll be just steps away from relaxing on the beach. Whether you stay in one of our standard rooms or cozy suites, you’ll have a spacious place to call home. Many of our rooms even come with a full kitchen and private balcony. For more information about our hotel or special offers, call 503-436-2211.

Treat Yourself to Ultimate Relaxation with a Cannon Beach Spa Day

Vacations are the perfect way to escape the realities of daily life while enjoying a bit of R&R. Everyone’s version of the ideal vacation is different. Some want to do as little as possible, while others enjoy getting out and exploring. No matter what you’re looking for in a vacation, Tolovana Inn is near something that fits the bill. This Cannon Beach town has something for everyone, including a relaxing spa perfect for a day of pampering.

A Guide to Pampering Yourself

From full-service day spas to nail salons for a fresh mani and pedi, there are plenty of places to pick from when planning your spa day in and around Cannon Beach

Feel Recharged after a Visit to Cannon Beach

When you book a getaway to Cannon Beach, it’s not hard to find ways to relax, from visiting a tranquil spa to soaking in the sunshine on a beach day. Be close to it all by staying at Tolovana Inn. Our Cannon Beach resort, located just south of downtown, features spacious suites and oceanfront rooms. Those enjoying a more extended stay will enjoy the comforts that come with our studios and suites, including a full kitchen, cozy fireplace, and living room. 

Be sure to take advantage of our fantastic on-site amenities to make the most out of your stay. When booking your stay, don’t forget to inquire about our current specials and packages for ways to save on your visit. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more. 

 

 

Oregon Coast Scenery Provides Backdrop for New Disney Animated Film

When you see “Far from the Tree,” a new Disney animated short film, you might notice the scenery looks familiar.

The film’s backdrop resembles the Oregon coast. Offshore, you’ll even see an animated image of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock.

That’s because the seven-minute film was written and directed by Natali

e Nourigat, who grew up in Portland.  In creating the film, she drew inspiration from her own recollection of childhood visits to the Oregon coast.

In an interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Nourigat, said “Far From the Tree” was “based on something really personal.  She recalled, “growing up in Oregon, going to the beach with my family and how special it was just to all be together.”

The story centers upon a parent and child raccoon who venture from their forest

home to explore a Pacific Northwest shoreline filled with new and engaging sights, smells, and sounds.

The child raccoon joyfully explores the beach, from tidepools and seashells to puffins and seagulls. Yet, while the child raccoon romps, the parent warns of the dangers amid the beauty.

After the shared adventures, including clam digging, the two return to their home in the woods. They reflect on the shared day over a treasured seashell brought home as a souvenir.

In that way, the story mirrors how so many people wind down after a memorable visit to the magical Oregon coast.

The charming film ends with a dedication  “to parents everywhere who are doing their very best….thank you.“

You can enjoy the film now in theatres or streaming on Disney+.

You can enjoy the Oregon coast and Haystack Rock in person anytime, especially from an oceanfront room at Tolovana Inn.

Give Holiday Gift Cards to Tolovana Inn

Give a holiday gift card to Tolovana Inn and you’re sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Thoughtful gift?  Check!  Gift-giving made easy?  Double-check!

Who wouldn’t want to stay in a spacious, ocean-view suite with a full kitchen, fireplace, and beachfront private balcony?  Plus sparkling indoor saltwater, pool, spa, and fitness center.

Any time of year, Cannon Beach is everyone’s favorite coastal town and Tolovana Inn is the best place to stay!

Just tuck Tolavana Inn gift cards inside a festive holiday card.  Or, get creative.  Package them with something fun to unwrap.

For example, for adult kids and their families, wrap up the certificates with beach towels or sand toys.  For friends and work colleagues, add a great bottle of local wine, a journal, or even beach chairs.

Since certificates don’t expire, recipients can use them any time of the year for a welcome getaway.

To purchase Tolovana Inn Gift Cards, just call the resort, 503 436-2211.

 

Start Your Mornings with the Best Breakfast in Cannon Beach

 Best Cannon Beach BreakfastsWhether you’re visiting Tolovana Inn for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, there is no shortage of things to do and see during your stay. Have fun exploring the adventures that await you from sunrise to sunset, like golf courses, bike trails, and state parks. With so much to do and see, a good breakfast is key, and there are plenty of delicious spots throughout Cannon Beach that check that box.

7 of the Best Cannon Beach Restaurants Serving Up Breakfast

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go option or a sit-down meal, there is a restaurant in Cannon Beach that fits your breakfast needs.

Lazy Susan Cafe

The Lazy Susan Cafe is known for its tasty breakfast menu. Browse their range of omelets, like the Shrimp Scatter, poached eggs, and breakfast bowls. This is a cash-only restaurant.

Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy local, seasonal ingredients at Wayfarer. Their breakfast menu features a range of classics like eggs benedict and local favorites like eggs and razors.

Pig ‘N Pancake

Pig N’ Pancake has been serving the Oregon coast since 1961. The Cannon Beach location opened in 1967 and has been a favorite of visitors and locals. In addition to omelets and other breakfast dishes, enjoy a range of delicious pancake options, from classic buttermilk pancakes to Swedish pancakes.

Sea Level Bakery + Coffee

If you’re looking for something to grab quickly on your way to your morning hike, stop by Sea Level Bakery + Coffee. Treat yourself to one of their scratch-baked goodies, like a sticky bun or biscuit and jam.

Local Grill & Scoop

For almost three decades, Local Grill & Scoop has been creating tasty dishes that bring visitors back time and time again. You’ll find everything from pancakes to eggs on their breakfast menu.

Crepe Neptune 

Found inside the Cannon Beach Mall, Crepe Neptune is only open Friday through Sunday. Select from a range of sweet and savory crepes to find something that satisfies your craving.

Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters

Not only is Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters known for its exceptional coffee, but this Cannon Beach spot serves up fresh pastries baked daily.

Explore the Oregon Coast with a Cannon Beach Escape

It’s not difficult to find adventures to enjoy during your stay at Tolovana Inn. Not only is our Cannon Beach hotel near some of the best breakfast spots in town, but it’s also near top area activities and attractions. With so much to do and see, you’ll enjoy having a relaxing place to call home during your getaway. Our hotel features a range of cozy accommodations that offer both oceanfront and ocean views. To learn more about our hotel, its amenities, or current special offers, call 503-436-2211.

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