Spend Your Spring Break in Manzanita! 

Spend Your Spring Break in Manzanita! 

Spend Your Spring Break in Manzanita! 

12 Mar 2024

Manzanita is a charming coastal town known for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and a variety of kid-friendly activities. Shake off those winter blues, pack your bags, grab the kids, and head to Manzanita for an unforgettable Spring Break.  

Here are some key features and attractions the whole family will love in Manzanita: 

Manzanita Beach 

The town is home to a stunning, seven-mile-long sandy beach perfect for family-friendly beach activities. Spend a day building sandcastles, flying kites, beachcombing, or simply playing in the sand. 

Nehalem Bay State Park 

Explore Nehalem Bay State Park, which offers hiking trails, a playground, and opportunities for picnicking. The park is a great place for birdwatching, and you can also rent kayaks or paddleboards to enjoy the bay. 

Hiking at Oswald West State Park

Take a family-friendly hike at Oswald West State Park. The Short Sand Beach Trail is relatively easy and leads to a beautiful, secluded beach, perfect for a day of exploration. 

Horseback Riding 

Consider taking a family horseback riding excursion with one of the nearby stables. Riding along the beach or through scenic trails can be a memorable experience for kids. 

Local Parks 

Manzanita has several small parks and green spaces that are great for picnics, playing games, or simply enjoying some outdoor time. Check out the local parks like Manzanita City Park

Sweet Treats 

Nothing says a seaside vacation like a scoop or two of ice cream or saltwater taffy. Treat the family to some delicious ice cream or candy at Schwietert’s Cones & Candy or Manzanita Sweets.  

Local Shops and Galleries 

Manzanita has a quaint downtown area with unique shops, art galleries, and boutiques. Visitors can stroll and shop for local art, crafts, toys, books and souvenirs while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the town. 

Bike Rentals 

Bahama Mama’s rents funcycles, beach cruisers and mountain bikes. Try something fun and go for a spin on a beach-friendly funcycle. All rentals are on a “first come, first serve” basis. They also rent surf boards and skim boards. 

Pizza & Game Night 

Pick out a new or classic board game at Toylandia, order a pizza to go at Marzano, and enjoy a fun game night back at your cozy vacation rental. Marzano has been offering made to order pizza since 2000. Using fresh dough and only the best of everything, their pizzas are hand tossed, baked on a fire-heated stone, and worth the wait! Their pies sell out quickly, so we recommend ordering early! They also sell calzone, salads, and garlic cheese bread. 

Annual Events 

Check for any local events or festivals happening during your visit, as Manzanita hosts various community events throughout the year like music festivals, art shows, and holiday celebrations. 

Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities or simply relaxing by the beach, Manzanita provides a charming and family-friendly environment. 

Spring Into Action and Book Your Manzanita Getaway Today! 

We have an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets from cozy beach cottages to sprawling oceanfront homes. Many of our homes have hot tubs, ocean views, fireplaces, and welcome pets – so the whole family can get in on the spring fun! Book NOW for best availability!