So my boyfriend works for this great vacation rentals company called Vacasa Rentals. You can rent amazing vacation homes, often for the same price (or less) as a hotel, but with a lot more space and privacy! And if you’re a homeowner, Vacasa manages your property and takes care of housecleaning, so you can easily make some extra cash when you’re not using it!
Well, obviously since he works for a vacation rentals company, we wanted to utilize this great service and take a vacation ourselves! So… Right before Halloween, Daniel took me to the Oregon Coast in Rockaway Beach, OR for a romantic getaway. Lucky girl, right?!
We were super excited to finally see the coast, but we were also excited to make some stops along the way. A friend of ours gave us the idea to stop and do some wine tasting, which was right up our alley. When we used to live in LA our weekend getaway spot was Santa Barbara, and our favorite activity was bicycle wine tasting! I had heard that Oregon had great wine and vineyards, but I had no idea HOW MANY! Seriously, go to Google Maps and search “vineyards near Portland, OR” and then zoom out a bit… I was not expecting all of those red dots! We stopped in Forest Grove because it was the closest to our route to Rockaway. You can read about the vineyards we stopped at here.
Side note: while on the way to the vineyards, I totally saw a sign for Roloff Farms! Umm, has anyone else watched Little People, Big World?! I used to watch that show when I was younger, and I maybe got a little too excited when I saw that…
Ahem, anyway, another stop we made on the way was at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. This is a must! If you love all things dairy, this is heaven. Read about what we did in Tillamook and the cheese factory here.
After our last stop we finished our journey to Rockaway, which is about 20-30 minutes away. Read more »