Stay and Play from Yachats to Florence Tour
Make your drive to Governor’s Conference an experience! Spend two days exploring one of the most dramatic, scenic stretches of the Oregon coastline.
Stay at Heceta Lighthouse B&B in one of six beautifully appointed guest rooms in the Historic Keeper's Home. You'll enjoy a local wine and cheese social and an elegant 7-course breakfast each day.
Insider Tip: Rooms have been set aside for Governor's Conference Attendees. Call to make your reservation with 20% off! 866-547-3696
Learn what life was like as a lightkeeper: Schedule a private guided tour of the Keeper's Home, exclusively for Governor's Conference attendees. Available between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Insider Tip: Eat at ONA Restaurant & Lounge, just twenty minutes north of the Lightstation in the village of Yachats.
Hike Heceta Lightstation's scenic trail up to the lighthouse, which is part of the Oregon Coast Trail. This magical walk offers memorable views. Docents are staged at the lighthouse from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm daily.
Insider Tip: Take the hike at sunset, or if you're staying the night, B&B guests have access to the lighthouse tower viewing area after dark for an extra special experience. Heceta Lightstation is celebrating 125 years in service this year!
Experience Sea Lion Caves: The largest sea cave in America! Watch for whales, then take their elevator deep into the cave to view Stellar sea lions.
Insider Tip: Find the great photo opp inside the sea cave by taking the stairs to the hole in the rock framing Heceta Head Lighthouse.
Stroll Historic Old Town Florence along the Siuslaw River. The Second Saturday Gallery Tour is Saturday, April 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm. This monthly Gallery Walk is always a treat with wine and refreshments. Meet the local artists and view artwork in a variety of media and styles.
Insider Tip: Collect charms while you shop and walk the Florence Charm Trail, delve into history walking the Old Town Quest, which ends at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.
Browse the beaches for agates and shells, see exciting geological formations at Cape Perpetua (the highest point on the Oregon Coast), or ride a horse by the sea with a guide at Florence's C&M Stables.
Insider Tip: Explore Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by renting a sand board at Sandmaster Park to surf the dunes or take a thrill ride on a guided dune buggy tour at either Sandland Adventures or Sand Dunes Frontier.
On your way to Eugene for the conference, be sure to stop in Walton at Morning Glory Farms for warm drinks, natural snacks, fresh produce, and local honey.