You’ve heard it said of many places, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes.”

You’ve heard it said of many places, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes.”

That can easily describe this time of year in Oregon’s Coastal Playground.

And that’s one of the things we love about this place. After all, you don’t want to be bored with the same weather day after day, do you?

This week has seen snow (a real rarity on the coast), hail, rain, and sunshine (at the moment). We’re anticipating another round of dramatic storms soon. You know, the kind that can send the waves crashing dramatically against the bluffs and rocks?

This week gets us one step closer to Spring Break. We love Spring Break. We get to meet people from all over the west coast…and beyond. Just take a walk down our beautiful Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence and you’re likely to hear a number of different languages and accents from around the world.

Did you know, whales take Spring Break too? Spring whale watching begins in late March as the gray whales return north on their way toward Alaska. The first surge of nearly 20,000 swims by around the end of March, but we can see stragglers all the way until late June. But it doesn’t end with them. Summer and fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. We typically don’t see hundreds of whales during this time, but we consistently see between five and 15 whales every day! The southbound migration can start in November, but peaks between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Don’t forget, our amazing diversity of restaurants all around town are featuring seasonal freshness and creativity, and local lodging can fill quickly, so make reservations now.