Relax, procrastinators. If you haven’t nailed down any firm plans for Memorial Day weekend, you still have–oh, 48 hours–especially if you’ve always wanted to stay in an Oregon vacation home.
Our Last-Minute Deals section plucks multiple beach houses for the weekend, from affordable vacation condos to luxury oceanside cottages with roomy verandas.
But hold on just a minute. If you’re seeking sticky, sweltering heat that can only be solved with fizzy, frozen cocktails, then this wouldn’t be the place for you. In Lincoln City, Ore., for example, the weather will likely hit a high of 67 degrees on Sunday, according to weather.com.
Not quite the Bahama Mama temp for busting out the new bikini, but with wine and the hot tub in your Oregon Coast vacation home, perhaps you could be coerced.
If you choose Lincoln City, make a stop on Monday on your way out to the Tanger Outlet Center–home to clearance houses for 60 brand names like Jones New York, American Eagle Outfitters and Old Navy–to pick up some new pieces for summer.
Broke? Whalewatch, kayak or come the beach for the local sea glass. Finders keepers.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.