is a moderately small town on Oregon
's central coast, within the county of Lincoln. Named after Abraham Lincoln, a former US president, the city is located between Newport and Tillamook.
There are many things and places that make Lincoln City a great place to try new things. First, the city is home to the shortest river in the world. The famous D River connects the Devil's Lake to the Pacific Ocean. The D River has a great spot known as the D River State Recreation Site, where visitors take to for family-themed fun activities. Hiking and biking trails are many in the Devil's Lake State Recreation Area, where events like camping and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed.
Visitors have fun at the many beaches along the Pacific coast, including swimming and other water-related activities. Hidden coves and tide pools are another fun venture in Lincoln City, and there are many of them in the islands along the Roads End State Recreation Site.
Lincoln City enjoys deep-set preservation of its history and cultural growth over the years, as featured in many museums around town, for instance, the vast North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Various unique artifacts and art/craft masterpieces are displayed, including the attractive collection of Japanese glass fishing boats.
Within its region, Lincoln City serves as the media, education, historical, cultural, and artistic hub.
When to visit Lincoln City
Lincoln City enjoys a warm and temperate climate according to the Köppen climate classification. Classified as Csb under the Köppen climate classification, the weather is characterized mainly by cold, rainy winters and mildly warm, moderately dry summers.
Winter begins in mid-November
and stretches through early March
. Very light snowfall is experienced with barely 5.5cm accumulation even on the snowiest month. The days register average temperature readings in the highs of 46.4°F (8°C) and lows of 37.6°F (3.1°C). Occasional episodes have the temperature dropping to as low as 14°F (-10°C) or lower.
Summer starts in May
and extends through September
. Days record highs of 74.3°F (23.5°C) and lows of 54.7°F (12.6°C) on average. Extremely hot days are very rare, but ample sunshine and high humidity are a common occurrence.
The rainy season kicks in from late October
and falls through April
. The wettest month is December
, gathering up to 15.8" (401mm) of precipitation on average. Floods and thunderstorms are an expected hazard between November and March, and visitors remain advised. The driest month is July
, with barely 1.8" (46mm) of rainfall collected.
The travel season to Lincoln City peaks between July and August
, when summer is at its height. The warm and pleasant days are excellent for outdoor fun activities like biking, hiking, camping, as well as swimming and beach-going. It is during summer, too, that Lincoln City holds many fun events and festivals that prompt even bigger crowds.
The Finders Keepers program is an event that is held from mid-October through May, with the primary goal of inviting treasure hunters to find hidden glass floats on some of the famous beaches.
, the city celebrates the Summer Kite Festival at the D River Recreation Site grounds. Visitors are invited to participate in kite making, kite demos, and fantastic kite parades for the whole family. The tremendous gray whales are better viewed during their migration seasons between December and January
, as well as between March and June.
On varying dates between June and July, Lincoln City holds the famous Siletz Bay Music Festival at different venues throughout its downtown. This event has been fundamental in attracting massive crowds from far and wide, both locally and internationally. Music shows, art performances, and street concerts are held at the peak of the festival.