Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oregon Coast tour

We took an Oregon Coast Tour from Seattle recently, and had some great experiences.  Oregon has a beautiful coast line, and we saw sea lions, seals and pups, eagles, falcon, and deer along the trip, plus seastacks, caves, and fantastic rock formations on the beaches.

We also explored some wonderful attractions along the way and had so much fun!  We did a group dune buggy ride in the Oregon Dunes, at Florence. Taking 14 of us, it was a safe, slow, and well narrated 1 hour dunes-to-ocean-tour.  We also visited the Sea Lion Caves, America’s largest sea cave and actually has a bunch of sea lions in there!  We visited a lighthouse in a fantastic location on the coast, and did some wine tasting in the Willamette Valley at Rex Hill and Duck Pond.

Overnight we stayed first in Lincoln City at the Surftides, a great hotel on the beach with easy access to the sand and surf.  Hot tub, indoor swimming pool and wet/dry sauna really got us off to a great relaxing time.  The second night in Florence we stayed at the Driftwood Shores Resort, which was also on the ocean with a nice path to the beach.  They allow fires on the beach!  Night 3 we stayed in Astoria at the River Walk Inn.  They are doing some updating on this hotel and the location on the marina is a relaxing location.  We bicycled along the river walk path for some nice viewing, and hit the karaoke bar that was within walking distance from the hotel.

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Lavender Festival Tour 2016

A beautiful and fragrant day, our Lavender Festival Tour takes you to Sequim’s annual Lavender Festival.  Many farms participate and you’ll visit at least 3 farms.  They’ve changed the festival up a bit, and now each farm puts on a mini festival of their own. We’ll see how this is, it should be fun!

Our Lavender Festival Tour will explore the fields, farms, and the street fair on this full day excursion across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula.  Beginning at 7:45 from Seattle, we stop at Northgate if we have guests parking there, then off to the ferry.  Cross Puget Sound in about 30 minutes with fantastic views of 2 volcanos and 2 mountain ranges, then continue to the festival.  You’ll return at approximately 6:30.

Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC visits many festivals and destinations each year as public tours, where individuals are urged to come on the tour. We pick up in downtown Seattle and Northgate.  Call us for details, or visit our website. On the home page scroll down and select the Seasonal Tours box for information and reserving your seat.

You can book on-line on our website  We hope you’ll join us!



Row of Lavender

Row of Lavender