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Quick Escapes

3 Aug 2008  I've live a lifetime of quick escapes because of being a working mom and then a divorced mom with double the responsibility.
2.5 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

Don't have time for a real vacation? There's no reason why you can't take a weekend for a quick escape to someplace new and/or someplace that will be a mini-retreat to get back in touch with yourself or spend the weekend with the family before you face the work week dragon once again.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Winston, Newport
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Summer
  • 1. Wildlife Safari
    Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon

    Wildlife Safari is a Drive-Thru animal park located in Winston, Oregon. You can drive your own vehicle through the 600 acre park. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete and your are more than welcome to go through twice (the same day) on your gate admission. If you are a group of 15 or more,group rates are available. You will be given a map of the park to enhance your experience and help identify animals.

    Winter Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 1, 2007 thru March 9, 2008
    Summer Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March 9, 2008 thru November 1, 2008

  • 2. Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an aquarium in Newport, Oregon. It is perhaps best known for having housed Keiko, the orca from the movie Free Willy, from January 1996 until 9 September 1998, when he was shipped to Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.

    Summer Hours: 9 am–6 pm daily
    Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

    Winter Hours: 10 am–5 pm daily
    After Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend

  • 3. Oregon Undersea Gardens
    Oregon Undersea Gardens, Newport

    Descend... into the magic submarine world of the Oregon – home of the largest collection of local marine life to be found anywhere! You’ll come face to face with the excitement, the wonder, the magic and mystery of the underwater world.

    July and August ...9 am to 8 pm
    June and September ...10 am to 6 pm
    October to May Usually ...10 am to 5 pm but please contact them to check