My husband and I are driving to OR in June for vacation. We'll be there about two weeks, and then on down the coast as far as Santa Rosa. I could use a little help with suggestions for "must sees," especially on a motorcycle. I used to live in Eugene, but am only familiar with the Willamette Valley and southern/central coast. My husband has never even been to the West Coast.
He retires next year so I'm hoping that experiencing this wonderful state will help him realize that we should retire there (my obvious goal). I've got a good friend that lives in Corvallis, which we will be using as a "home base." We're trailering the motorcycle, and plan on seeing most of the state on the bike.
So, not only are we planning on enjoying ourselves, but we're also looking at various areas for possible retirement. Although he will be retired, I'll still be working for quite some time. I'm a licensed massage therapist, so am looking at more "touristy" type areas where I can work in a spa. We're going to check out Newport and Astoria, but any other suggestions?
Also, I've never been to Astoria, but from my research, it looks very appealing. Any suggestions for specific restaurants (especially vegetarian), things not to miss, etc. since we'll be there at least a few days. And, we were planning on splurging and staying at the Cannery Pier Hotel...any feedback on that hotel? We also plan on camping some of the time as well in the state parks.
We're really looking forward to this trip. Any feedback would be much appreciated. And, just wanted to share that you folks that already live there are so lucky...I miss the beauty and people every day!