My fiancée and I are planning to venture out to Oregon for the Michigan State/Oregon football game in September. My plan is to jet after the game for the coast, and using the next day (Sunday) make our way up to Aberdeen, WA (we've already booked a room)....My question lies in where I should plan to stay on Saturday night??? My concern is the long drive time and planned initially to stay somewhere north of Newport, however after looking at some more "things to do" I may regret not going down to Cape Perpetua/ Heceta Head Lighthouse, for at least a "glance". So I was really wanting to stay in Yachats.
We are taking the next day on the Washington coast to do some hiking, so a "beautiful drive" including the Three Capes route (probably stopping at the 2 most southern)/stop at Cannon Beach/Dinner in Astoria on the river are what I'm looking to do while on the Oregon. So is starting ourselves off so far south possibly spreading ourselves too thin? We have a limited time and want to get as much exposure as possible...thanks for the help, and any other quick stop suggestions/places to eat or drink are much appreciated.