How to Plan the Best Oregon Coast Weekend Getaways with Your Besties

A girls’ weekend getaway should be fun, relaxing, and anxiety-free. You don’t want to be stressing about last-minute details while on vacation! If you’re planning a trip to the Oregon Coast, Starfish Vacation Rentals is here to help. We’ll show you how to arrange an amazing girls’ vacation that you and your friends will remember forever. Here are a few things to consider before you leave.

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Planning Oregon Coast Weekend Getaways: A Guide

Why Are You Going?

Depending on you and your friends, determining the purpose of your trip may be the first step. Some people like to travel with a specific goal in mind: to reconnect, celebrate an event, or simply escape daily responsibilities. Luckily, the Oregon Coast offers an activity for every occasion. Whether you spend the weekend exploring or lounging around indoors, there are plenty of ways to please everyone in your group. Some of our favorite girls’ weekend activities include:

Who Is Going?

How many friends do you want to invite, and how many can actually make it? That number will affect almost everything else about your trip. For example, it’s hard to fit 25 ladies into a cozy Arch Cape cottage. If you are traveling with a big group, consider renting Stone’s Throw, which sleeps 16-19 friends. For the chefs in your group, the kitchen there will be a dream come true. Or you may opt to hire our in-house chef to whip up a gourmet meal for you. 

When Is Your Girls’ Weekend Getaway?

Who is going and why will no doubt influence when you visit the Pacific Northwest. If you want to get outside and enjoy long beach walks or hike on one of the many trails, summer and fall are your best bet. If you’re more interested in attending a cooking class, catching a theater show, or spending quality time in front of a crackling fireplace, winter and spring are your seasons. You should also consider attending an annual festival during your BFF weekend – most notably the Women Only Weekend in November and the Cannon Beach Yoga Arts Festival in February. 


While there’s no shortage of vacation homes on the Oregon Coast, they tend to fill up quickly. That’s why it’s important to book your lodging in advance. Do you have a specific house you want? Or certain amenities like a hot tub or large gathering room? To ensure you lock down the perfect property, consider booking up to a year in advance.

Where Will You Stay?

With so many gorgeous Oregon Coast towns to visit, you may be wondering which one is right for your group. If you want a blend of adventure and relaxation, Cannon Beach is ideal. You’ll find great shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, and one of the coast’s most famous features: Haystack Rock! Rockaway Beach and the neighboring towns of Wheeler and Garibaldi offer eclectic souvenir shops and several antique stores to peruse. Manzanita is a great option for active types where biking, kite-surfing, hiking, and surfing abound. Arch Cape is more secluded, offering a quiet, uncrowded beach with tide pools, caves, and a waterfall for you and your friends to explore.

Now that you have a general plan of which Oregon beach to visit for your girls’ weekend getaway, the next step is securing a rental property. At Starfish Vacation Rentals, all of our homes come with concierge-level assistance to personalize and make the most of your trip. Whether you need pre-arrival shopping services, a private chef, or recommendations for local restaurants and activities, we’re ready to help! Check our availability and start planning your vacation today. We look forward to having you!

For additional help planning Oregon Coast weekend getaways, view our guest services page.