The Top Sites in Coos Bay and Beyond

Area Tips From The Locals

Navigate the area's impressive Pacific Northwest terrain and wander through the many coves graced with panoramic views. Coos Bay tourism provides plenty of excitement for the eyes and mind. We can't wait to share our amazing town with you.

Lace up your walking shoes and prepare yourself to explore the incredible things to do in Coos Bay, OR. We suggest a walking tour of the city where you'll see amazing turn-of-the-century homes along the waterfront.

When you're seeking an adventure we recommend whale watching with on a chartered boat. Coos Bay is a haven for marine explorers with plenty of coves and tide pools just begging to be discovered.

If you're wondering what adventure awaits, check out our list of some of the best things to do in Coos Bay, Oregon:

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Brickstone's Restaurant 1313 N. Bayshore Drive Coos Bay OR 97420 541-267-4141 0
Brickstone's Restaurant

Sample the freshest seafood and other local favorites at this contemporary Coos Bay restaurant. Brickstone's Restaurant is conveniently located right onsite at Red Lion and it offers a menu that will tantalize your taste buds.

Benetti's Italian Restaurant 260 S Broadway, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-6066 0.9

Enjoy a romantic Italian meal just moments from our hotel on Highway 101. We recommend the minestrone soup and a side of garlic bread, but be sure to make reservations since tables fill fast.

Coach House Restaurant 604 6th Ave, Coos Bay, OR97420 541) 267-5116 2.78

You'll find some incredibly creative cuisine on this menu. From barbequed rib eye to bacon wrapped tuna you'll find intensely imaginative dishes at this local hotspot.

Coney Station 295 S Broadway, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-269-6948 0.92

Seven TVs, complimentary popcorn and over 20 micro brews make this local lounge the perfect place to spend an evening out. Claim a pool table, put your favorite song on the digital jukebox and make memories with family and friends.

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The Mill Casino 3201 Tremont St, North Bend, OR 97459 800-953-4800 1.19

From high rollers to penny slot players, Coos Bay travelers know that The Mill Casino will satisfy their need to put it all on the line. Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay is just a short drive down the road from this famed Coos Bay casino making it easy for our guests to enjoy a full range of table games like blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. So take a break from Coos Bay tourism and enjoy the exciting atmosphere at this waterfront casino. After you've worked up an appetite at the table, stop by their waterfront restaurant where you can dine on succulent steak and seafood buffets all day long.

Coos Bay Boardwalk (Hwy 101) North Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-269-8912 1.09

Located near Coos Bay waterways and Interpretive Centers.

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Pony Village Mall 1611 Virginia Ave. North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-0433 2.82

Shopping located minutes from the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay

Cranberry Sweets & More 1005 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-9824 3.58

Satisfy your sweet tooth at this local candy shop offering hundreds or fruit candies and chocolates to sample. Don't forget to buy some sweet treats for the journey home!

Old Town Bandon 300 Second Street ,Bandon, OR 97411 541-347-9616 24.49

Place yourself in this picturesque waterfront town for an afternoon or evening of enjoying the town's idyllic restaurants and shops. Pop into a shop, grab something sweet and watch the ships as they sail to the horizon.

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West Coast Game Park Safari 46914 U.S. 101, Bandon, OR 97411 541-347-3106 32.29

Get up close and personal with majestic snow leopards and lumbering bears at this walk-through safari. Animal lovers will delight in the free-roaming snow leopards, bears, chimps, black panthers, cougars, lynx, bison, camels, zebras and elk that are available to pet and for pictures.

Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-3778 1.13

Offering opportunities to hike and fish or simply soak in the solitude. Plot a course through old growth Oregon Myrtle, Big-Leaf Maple and Douglas Fir trees to find the park's two beautiful waterfalls.

Fishing and Crabbing Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-5515 1.13

No fish is fresher than those that you catch yourself! Enjoy a day out on the sea with Betty Kay Charters for a half or full-day of rock, tuna, salmon and halibut fishing trips, as well as bay cruises and ocean tours. For bottom feeder, salmon and halibut, be sure to stop by Bob's Sport. You can contact the company at (800) 628-9633.

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Joey's Arcade and Soda Bar 158 Central Ave Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-808-2550 0.83

With 15 arcade games, 10 pinball machines, a large soda bar with over 30 different sodas, your family is sure to have a great time. For just $5.00 you can play all day!

North Bend Lanes 1225 Virginia Avenue North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-0571 2.43

Providing family fun for over 50 years, North Bend Lanes provides excitement for clubs, birthday parties, reunions and groups of all types. Make a reservations today!

Whale Watching 63103 Crown Point Rd, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-2128 8.51

From November to May the waters of Coos Bay come alive with the migration of Gray, Humpback, Orca and Sperm Whales. We recommend visiting Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago State Park, Simpson Reef Overlook and Bastendorff Beach County Park for unimpeded viewing, but local companies such as Miss Linda Charters offer an up close experience with half and full day tours.

South Slough Estuarine Reserve Charleston, OR 97420 541-888-5558 10.95

Visit the interpretative center to learn all about the area's waterways, marshes and forests, or get up close and personal with nature by hiking through the terrain and taking a paddle boat, canoe or kayak out onto the open water. Whichever route you choose, an exciting adventure awaits.

Sunset Bay State Park 89814 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-3778 11.91

Bring the binoculars to this state park where young explorers can learn about birds and marine life from the Coast to Crest Interpreters League. The tide pools are tricky to navigate, but you'll find loads of exciting sea creatures hidden in their shallow waters.

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Walt's Pourhouse 1880 N 7th St, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-5588 0.5
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Watson Ranch Golf Course 93884 Coos Sumner Ln Coos Bay, OR 97420-7452 541-267-7257 7.7

Year-round golf at Watson Ranch Golf Course, just 7 miles from the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay. Formerly known as the Coos Country Club, enjoy 18 different and challenging holes. Has been referred to as "one of the best kept secrets on the coast."

Bandon & Pacific Dunes 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411 541-347-4380 24.34

Get Your Golf Game up to Par Just 20 miles from Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay you'll find Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a dream course mere miles from the Oregon coast. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort features three Coos Bay golf courses that offer excitement at every turn. Red Lion's convenient location off Highway 101 makes us the perfect choice among Bandon Dunes hotels. Simply pack your putter and head out for a day on the green. Settle yourself on sand dunes 100 feet above the ocean and navigate 18-holes of links-style golf with many natural hazards amid the most amazing views. After an intense day on the green return to Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay for a hearty meal at Brickstone Restaurant and discover why we are the most convenient of hotels near Bandon Dunes.

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Shore Acres State Park 89039 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-3732 10.46
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area 855 U.S. 101, Reedsport, OR 97467 541-271-3611 27.94

Discover more than 40 miles of rugged Oregon coastline as you hike or horseback ride alone the mountainous sand dunes and beaches. If you're a motorcycle or ATV enthusiast, about half the area is dedicated to off-road adventures. You can also enjoy an opportunity to get closer to sea creatures with boating, fishing and scuba diving.

Cape Arago State Park Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-3778 1.13

Providing excellent views of migrating whales, noisy sea lion colonies and other marine mammals. Navigate the trails to explore the parks many tide pools.

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Attractions

Shore Acres State Park

Beautiful gardens and impressive sandstone cliffs cover the terrain at this local treasure. Wander the two rose gardens as you breathe their fragrant scent or spot Koi in the impressive Oriental-style pond. There are also plenty of ocean coves tucked away, perfect for private moments.

Simpson Beach

The cozy cove at Simpson Beach is a must-see. Step out onto the cliffs edge and delight in the wonders of migrating gray whales.

West Coast Game Park

Get up close and personal with majestic snow leopards and lumbering bears at this walk-through safari. Animal lovers will delight in the free-roaming snow leopards, bears, chimps, black panthers, cougars, lynx, bison, camels, zebras and elk that are available to pet and for pictures.

For Families and Kids

Sunset Bay State Park

Bring the binoculars to this state park where young explorers can learn about birds and marine life from the Coast to Crest Interpreters League. The tide pools are tricky to navigate, but you'll find loads of exciting sea creatures hidden in their shallow waters.

South Slough Estuarine Reserve

Visit the reserve to learn all about the area's waterways, marshes and forests, or get up close and personal with nature by hiking through the terrain and taking a paddle boat, canoe or kayak out onto the open water. Whichever route you choose, an exciting adventure awaits.

Shopping

Old Town Bandon

Place yourself in this picturesque waterfront town for an afternoon or evening of enjoying the town's idyllic restaurants and shops. Pop into a shop, grab something sweet and watch the ships as they sail to the horizon.

Pony Village Mall

Located minutes from the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay, the Pony Village Mall is one of the largest indoor malls on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy stores like Macy's, Sears, JC Penny and many more.  

Cranberry Sweets & More

Satisfy your sweet tooth at this local candy shop offering hundreds of fruit candies and chocolates to sample. Don't forget to buy some sweet treats for the journey home!