Bloomer Estates Picks: Top Fun Things to Do


 
The Top 59 Fun Things to do in Long Beach, Washington
 
 
Fine Dining #38 to #42
Casual and family dining #43 to 46
Coffee and Latte’s #47 and #48
Best Coffee #51 and #52
Best Pubs  #53 and 54
Best Festivals #55 to 59
 

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#1 Go to the Beach! Come enjoy the surf and the sand in Long Beach, WA. All of our homes are within a 5 min walk to the beach.

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#2 Deep Sea or Columbia River Fishing! We recommend Pacific Charters for great halibut, salmon, sturgeon, seabass or tuna fishing.

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#3 Go Clam digging! Long Beach is known for fabulous clam digging. See schedule and how to video.

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#4 Go fly a kite. Long Beach, Wa is world famous for its Kite Museum and Annual Kite Festival

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#5 Enjoy horseback riding in spring and summer. Pony rides also available for kids.

 

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#6. Discover Discovery Trail. Bike, walk or run in the dunes, wetlands and hills of Ilwaco.

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 #7 Take your dog to the beach. We have over 15 pet- friendly vacation rentals to choose from!

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 #8 Visit North Head Lighthouse. Just 2 miles from Bloomer Mansion and 45th Street.

 oysterville 1864 #9. Take a self-guided walking tour of historic Oysterville, Washington

 

 down town long beach

 #10. Go shopping in downtown Long Beach, WA. Lots of souvenir shops, candy shops, ice cream, T-shirts, arcades and more.

 peninsula golf

 #11 Go Golfing in Long Beach, just a half a mile from downtown.

 golf surfside#12 And Go Golfing in Surfside! Just 10 miles north of Long Beach and 2 miles from Ocean Park.

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#13 Take an historical walking tour of Seaview, Bloomer Mansion is on the tour!

sam and diane#14 Coastal Corner from the owners of Diane’s. Must stop for groceries or lunch. Best produce in town. 1 block South of Go-Karts.

 go carts

#15 Go Go Carting in downtown Long Beach -big track for larger kids and grownups, small track for young ones.

neptune theater

#16 Catch a movie at the local Neptune Theater right in downtown Long Beach.

 

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#17 Terrific Yarn Shop, and café in one building. On the Ocean Park Approach. Visit Tapestry Rose for all your knitting needs!

 boardwalk

#18 Take a walk along one of the “Top 11 Boardwalks in America” just off the Long Beach beach approach.

 fort columbia state park

#19 Visit Fort Columbia State Park, perfect for an afternoon picnic.

 lewis and clark interpretive center #20 Visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Up high on the bluffs the interpretive center sits behind the world-war 2 bunkers and gun emplacements.  Fantastic views.

 

 willapa national wildlife refuge

 #21 Visit the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, the second largest estuary on the Pacific Coast, and one of the most pristine in the US.

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22 See Jake the Aligator Man at Marshes Free Museum (#32 below)

 cranberrys

#23 Cranberry Museum and farm. Take a quick tour and learn about our local crop.

 kite museum

#24 Stop by the world-famous  Kite Museum near downtown Long Beach.

 astoria maritime museum#25 Day trip to Astoria and see the Columbia River Maritime Museum. This is one museum you will visit more than one time. It is impressive!

 moped long beach#26 Go Mopeding. Rent bikes or mopeds in downtown Long Beach. Great way to discover #6 Discovery Trail.

 tennis

#27 Play a game of tennis at our local Tennis Club. There is only one place in town for indoor Tennis and this is it. Call ahead.

 massage #28 Enjoy a massage at the local spa. Great way to take a break while at the beach.

 art

#29 Visit the many  Art Galleries in Ilwaco, Long Beach and Ocean Park.

 antique

#30 Go Antiquing in one of many of the antique malls and shops along the peninsula

 cape disappontment state park

#31 Visit Cape Disappointment State Park. Don’t miss Waikiki beach and drive further out to see intrepid fishermen trying their luck off the jetties.

 marshes

 #32 Stop by  Marsh’s Free Museum. A tourist destination full of souvenirs and oddities in downtown Long Beach.

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 #31 Visit  Oysterville Sea Farms for fresh shellfish and a lovely view of Willapa Bay.

 funland

#32 Take the kids to Funland in downtown Long Beach. Lots of games, win points for prizes, enjoy the arcade or Laser Tag.

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#33 Birdwatching at the Willapa Nature Reserve (#21) and along the beach.

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#34 Storm watching- The photos is real. The waves are amazing on windy days at the beach.

 cape disappointment light house

#35 Cape Disappointment light house is a must see.  Take the  short hike up a steep hill that passes Dead Man’s Cove and on a good day you can see whales in the distance.

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#36 Stay home! Many of the Bloomer Estates homes have hot tubs, ping pong, pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey,  Large flat screen TVs and Xbox’s and more!

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#37 Take a day trip to Astoria, OR. Just 20 minutes from Long Beach Astoria is a small town of 30,000 people, but there is lots to do for a  day there.

 

 

 

FINE DINING IN AND AROUND LONG BEACH>>>>

 

 

  shelburne restaurant

#38 Shelburne Restaurant in Seaview. Lovely atmosphere, gourmet food at its finest.

the depot

#39 The Depot has great food, great history, a favorite for locals.

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#40. Not to be missed! 42nd Street Café. Come for breakfast lunch or dinner

 pelicanos 

#41 Pelicanos in Ilwaco, WA has great food, great wine, and subdued atmosphere.

 jimellas

#42 Jimellas (she was friends with James Beard) in Klipsan across from Admiral House has the best clam chowder on the beach, and terrific meals. 

FAMILY DINING IN AND AROUND LONG BEACH>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

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#43. The Lost Roo on main road between Seaview and Long Beach is hugely popular, with great pricing, good bar, and lots of locals.

 doogers

#44. Doogers in Long Beach, especially with very young kids. This place is perfect if you have toddlers and young children.

 cottage bakery

#45 The Cottage Bakery. A local landmark, in business for nearly 40 years, great sandwiches and clam chowder. Try the Texas Donut-served there for over 40 years.

 Baileys bakery

#46 Baileys Bakery and Café in Nahcotta. Great atmosphere, even better food, right in charming Nahcotta o the way to Oysteville.

 chicos

#47 Chico’s Pizza in Seaview, WA. A local landmark, with three generations of kids from the town growing up on Chico’s pizza.

 full circle cafe

#48 a: Full Circle Café and YARN shop in the back. The reviews say it all.  The food is great, the owners are wonderful people, and the cafe is right on the beach approach, one block from 1303 Bay Ave.

 laurie

 #49 Laurie’s Homestead Breakfast in Seaview, on the main road next to Chicos. HUGE servings, always packed with locals with very reasonable prices. Must stop for at least one breakfast.

 hungry harbor

#50 Skip McDonald’s, have a great local burger at Hungry Harbor. Right downtown, owners are wonderful! Also try the Coral for a truly local burger.

BEST  COFFEE IN TOWN>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

long beach roaster

#51 No Kidding, Long Beach Roasters is amazing! They roast the beans nearly every day, and you won’t find a fresher coffee or latte anywhere.

 adalaides

#52 Located in Ocean Park, next door to 1303 Bay Ave Vacation RentalAdalaides is a wonderfully cozy spot for a coffee and a good book.

 

 BEST PUBS>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 shelburne pub53. The Shelburne Pub is a class in itself, with an extensive wine and beer list and warm and inviting atmosphere.

 pickled fish

 54. The Pickled Fish has an amazing view of miles of ocean and beach. Worth a visit around sunset, and just off the South end of the boardwalk.

BEST FESTIVALS>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fireworks

 #55 Join the 4th of July fireworks at the Long Beach approach or 6th of July fireworks in Ilwaco. July 4th, 2013.

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#56 Sandsation Sand Sculpture contest.  Lots of great designs, tons of fun for the kids and family.  July 10th to 13th, 2013

 rodeo

#57 68th Annual Rodeo starting with a parade in downtown Long Beach. July 27th to 28th

 kites

#58 33rd Annual Washington State International  Kite Festival  People come from all over the world to compete and fly kites. It is an amazing spectacle. August 19th to 24th, 2013

rod run 

#59: Rod Run to the End of the world. Hundreds of old cars, from the model T to the Mustang.  Book Early, every rental on the beach fills up. Sept 7th and 8th, 2013