Whether you’re a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, bringing a first-timer, or making new memories with your family, packing for a coastal getaway is rough. There will always be someone asking:
No worries! Don’t stress! We have a curated list that is sourced from world travelers & locals alike, guaranteeing you’ll be ready for anything on your coastal trip.
Prepare For the Elements:
Warm layers (especially good socks)
it can be anywhere from 30 to 95 degrees (F) out on the coast! having layers that are easy to put on or remove are great for the ever-changing weather.
Raincoat & rain boots
it rains in the Pacific Northwest up to 152 days out of the year – be prepared for wet trails, blustery beaches, and muddy paths!
Sunglasses & sunscreen
we get sun here, we promise! don’t be caught red-handed (or red-backed) on those sunny summer days, slather on the SPF.
Instant camera & film
polariod cameras and film are making a comeback! make lasting memories with your friends & family by throwing an instant camera and a roll or two of film in your bag.
Binoculars for bird watching
we are surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty, including leadbetter state park, fort stevens state park, and cape disappointment state park. you’ll want to have eyes like a hawk to check out all the sights!
Sneakers, water bottle, & hiking gear
you don’t want to go on a hike or trek without the proper gear! keep hydrated and well-prepared for your next trail excursion.
Fun for the Whole Fam:
while you can’t swim in the Pacific Ocean, we got you covered for your aquatic needs! three words: heated. saline. pool. find out more when you stay at one of our properties!
keep the little ones entertained! it’s never a bad idea to throw in your child’s (or pet’s) favorite toy to make the trip out to the coast fun and enjoyable for everyone in your house
if you haven’t flown a kite on the beach, are you really on vacation? Long Beach hosts the International Kite Festival every August, and sells all kinds of kites in local shops and at the World Kite Museum. grab one, head out to the sandy dunes, and “let’s go fly a kite” !🪁
Grab @ the Hotel:
snuggle up on the beach on a warm and cozy blanket! no one likes getting sand in their shoes, shorts, hair, or nose. we offer blankets for all hotel guests.
feeling peckish but don’t want to go grocery shopping on vacation? we got you covered – we offer snack baskets as a package option at all of our properties, the perfect addition to throw in your bag on a day hike or take out to the beach!
S’mores & bonfire kit
have a #vacationmoment with our s’mores and bonfire kit! we give you all the supplies to build a beach bonfire, including a make-your-own s’mores kit.