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Lincoln City or Newport

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Lincoln City or Newport

Husband and I are spending 5 days on the coast as part of a 2 wk OR trip. Doing Portland, coast, wine country, Gorge/Mt Hood. Would you recommend Newport or Lincoln City as the better choice to use as a "home base?" More dining in Lincoln? Wish to do day trips from a central location. Any advice appreciated!

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1. Re: Lincoln City or Newport

My vote goes to Newport. Plenty of dining and close driving range to Depoe Bay, Yachats, Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, Florence, the dunes, etc. Newport has more to offer in terms of historic bayfront, aquarium & marine science center, lighthouses and, in general, a more atmospheric coastal town ambiance.

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My vote also goes to Newport as a home base. It offers more authentic ambiance than lincoln City. Although LIncoln City proper likely has more dining, shopping and hotel opportunities, it isnt anything different than you might expereince at home(other than being next to the coast). Lincoln City is more of the 'suburban ammenity' coastal city, if that makes any sense. Although there are many good things about it and some people really like the town, it wouldnt be my first choice.

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3. Re: Lincoln City or Newport

I third Newport for all the same reasons given already.

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However, if you are looking for a quaint, quiet coastal town - neither one.

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