Top 10 Mother’s Day Experiences

Mother's Day is just around the corner! This year, why not give her something special by spending time on Oregon’s Tillamook Coast. To help you choose the perfect Mother's Day gift for that special person in your life, we've put together a list of some special experiences on the Tillamook Coast. Without further ado, here is our list of "Top 10 Mother's Day Experiences!"


#1 OCSR Mother's Day Train Ride

All aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad!!! What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than a nice relaxing scenic excursion along the Tillamook Coast. This three hour adventure will treat Mom and the whole family to views of Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. During the ride you'll be treated to a special catered Mother's Day brunch. Call to purchase tickets: 1-888-71-TICKETS


#2 Follow the Tillamook County Quilt Trail

Celebrate the unique and rural heritage of the Tillamook Coast by navigating the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. Start by getting the newest Quilt Trail Map and then get ready to head out for a leisurely tour through the Tillamook Coast. When you reach the end of the trail, continue your adventure of discovery at Latimer Quilt and Textile, where you'll find exhibits highlighting different eras or aspects of the textile world.


#3 Walk the Cape Meares Lighthouse

Treat Mom to a special day by heading to the Cape Meares Lighthouse. Take a short walk to the lighthouse, where you'll enjoy breath taking views of the ocean from atop the cliff at Cape Meares. With a bit of luck, you may even spot a couple of Orcas swimming in the horizon. Still up for a little more adventure, then head to the Octopus Tree. This massive Sitka spruce has branches growing like tentacles from its 50-foot base and has been featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not. You have to see it to believe it!


#4 Eco Adventures Waterfalls & Wine Tour

Check out this special tour package just in time for Mother's Day. Let Tillamook Eco Adventures be your guide as they take you and your Mom to some of the region's best waterfalls. Afterwards, the tour is just getting started as you head to the Nehalem Bay Winery where you'll get a chance to sample some of the finest wines on the Tillamook Coast. There is limited seating for this tour so you'll need to call early to reserve your seat: 503-880-9711.


#5 Kayak the Bay

Treat Mom to a special day and unique views of picturesque Nehalem Bay. Start your adventure by heading to Wheeler Marina to rent some kayaks and then get ready to hit the water. Keep an eye out for elk on the spit just across the river and enjoy the best views of what the Tillamook Coast has to offer. Call Wheeler Marina at: 503-368-5780.


#6 Antique Shopping in Wheeler

If you've still got some energy left after kayaking, head to the shopping district in Wheeler where you'll find two of the best antique stores on the Oregon Coast. Wheeler Station Antiques features a large collection of antiques where you're sure to find the perfect gift for Mom. If you are a big fan of Art Deco, then you owe it to yourself (and Mom) to check out Old Wheeler Antiques where they boast one of the largest collections of Art Deco for sale in the United States.


#7 High Tea at La Tea Da

To experience one of the best tea rooms on the west coast around look no farther than La Tea Da in Downtown Tillamook. Mom will enjoy the feeling of peace and relaxation while enjoying her cup of tea, chatting with family and friends, and enjoying delicious treats. Finish your La Tea Da experience by browsing the gift shop located just off the dining room. For more info call: (503) 842-5447


#8 Pamper her at Spa Manzanita

Celebrate Mom on her special day by treating her to a day of pampering at Spa Manzanita. Indulge your Mom with one of Spa Manzanita's unique packages such as their Signature Massage or Signature Facial. She'll come away feeling relaxed and refreshed. Afterwards, check out the local boutique to find that perfect gift.


#9 Comb Rockaway Beach

Enjoy the best that the Tillamook Coast has to offer by spending time on the shore at Rockaway Beach. Head to the Wayside, just past the red caboose, and get ready for a fun filled afternoon focusing on Mom. Be sure to bring peanuts in case you're lucky enough to feed some of the local squirrels.


#10 Enjoy the Tillamook Coast Bounty

We were saving the best for last. Enjoy some of the finest cuisine that the Tillamook Coast has to offer and give Mom a break from the kitchen. Here are three choices to help you find the perfect place to treat Mom. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Pirate's Cove in Garibaldi, a delicious lunch at Rising Star Cafe in Wheeler, or a savory dinner at Pacific Restaurant. Not sure which one to choose and feeling a little brave? Try all three for a fantastic day!!!


Thanks for reading "Tillamook Coast’s Top Ten Mother's Day Experiences!" Don't forget to tell your Mother that you appreciate and love her. We hope you had as much fun reading it as we did writing it. Now, we’ll let you get busy planning the perfect day for Mom on the Tillamook Coast. Happy Mothers day!

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