Accommodations in the Lincoln City area allow guests easy access to various activities and tourist hot spots, such as bird watching, whale watching, hiking, biking and surfing. If rain spoils outdoor fun, guests staying in a rental accommodation can visit indoor attractions, such as the Chinook Winds Casino, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and the Culinary Center, which offers cooking classes. Visitors to Lincoln City also go antiquing and browse the city's numerous antique shops.
Visitors staying in vacation rentals also have easy access to numerous boutique retail shops, an outlet mall, a myriad of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Visitors can find a variety of cuisines, ranging from fresh seafood to international cuisine. Lincoln City also hosts several festivals and special events throughout the year, including the Fall Kite Festival and the Fall Learning Fest in October, the Chowder Cook-Off in November and the Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off in January.