48 Hour Trip to Long Beach, Washington
48 Hours in Long Beach, Washington
Planning a trip to the coast? We’ve got an itinerary to help you squeeze all the best bits of the Long Beach Peninsula into 48 hours!
9 am: You’re on vacation… Sleep in! Stretch out in one of our comfy rooms at Adrift Hotel. All our rooms are pet friendly and uniquely designed, each including a flat screen TV, eco-friendly bath products, and mini fridges.
9:30 am: When you’re good and ready, order breakfast in bed from [pickled fish] restaurant. Whether you lean savory like a smoked pork Benedict or sweet, like our local french toast, it’ll be extra delicious from the comfort of your bed.
11:00 am: Check out a bike from the front desk and get pedaling down the 8.5 mile long Discovery Trail that runs through the dunes along the beach.
12 pm: Once you’re all pedaled out, hop in your car and head to Cape Disappointment State Park. Explore numerous hiking trails, watch surfers at Waikiki Beach, and visit two idyllic light houses. You could spend your entire vacation visiting Cape Disappointment (and we won’t judge you if you do)!
2:00 pm: Head down from the state park to the Port of Ilwaco and stroll along the waterfront. Don’t miss Time Enough Books and grab a late lunch or brew from Salt Pub and watch the fishing boats unload their daily catch. If you’re a history buff, or just want to learn more about the place you’re visiting, definitely head to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
5:00 pm: Head back to Adrift for a pre-dinner dip in our heated saline pool and get your steam on in the barrel sauna.
7:00 pm: Head up to the fourth floor to [pickled fish] restaurant to watch the sunset over the ocean and sip cocktails while you wait for the perfect dinner to cap off a perfect day. Reservations required for parties of 6+.
8:00 am: Head to downtown Long Beach, just a 15 minute walk from Adrift, and swing into the classic Dylan’s Cottage Bakery for an apple fritter or maple bar and mug of hot coffee.
9:00 am: Hop in your car afterwards, and head North to experience the quieter tip of the Peninsula. Explore historic Oysterville and its beautiful church. Walk along the bay front and swing into Oysterville Sea Farms for a bag of oysters picked straight from Willapa Bay.
12:00 pm: Head back south and visit Shelburne Hotel & Pub for lunch in the garden. The longest, continually running hotel in Washington, the Shelburne is a beautiful classic that warrants a visit. Reservations required for parties of 6+.
1:00 pm: A neighbor of Shelburne Hotel, walk a block down to North Jetty Brewing for a pint of locally brewed beer. The Northern Lights IPA and Leadbetter Red Scottish Ale are local favorites.
3:00 pm: If you’re traveling with kids or just a kid at heart, head back to downtown Long Beach and hit the Fun Beach Speedway Go-Karts.
Alternately, take a surf lesson from Skookum Surf and spend your afternoon riding the waves.
6:00 pm: Place your order for a snack basket and bottle of wine from [pickled fish], grab a blanket and bonfire package from the front desk, and head out to the beach for the perfect ending to a perfect trip. Watch the sunset, snack, sip, and just be.