Escape Together to the Coast & Discover Romantic Things to Do in Coos Bay
From wind-swept dunes and crashing ocean waves to charming restaurants in town, this scenic slice of the Oregon Coast is truly a magical destination for a romantic getaway. Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day excursion or a summer vacation, you'll encounter uniquely romantic things to do in Coos Bay. This is no cookie-cutter destination (although you will find delicious cookies here). Coos Bay is a place where Oregon's natural beauty shines through and where lovers can fall in love all over again. Discover the romance of the Oregon Coast and create new memories together to last forever.
Savor Mouthwatering Meals at Coos Bay's Unique Restaurants
From fine dining in a seafood paradise to casual ethnic eats, you'll encounter a delicious variety of restaurants in Coos Bay and North Bend that are perfect for a date night. If you're planning to dine out on Valentine's Day itself (February 14), be sure to make your reservations as early as possible. Some of our favorite restaurants for Valentine's Day dining in Coos Bay include:
- Benetti's Italian – Feast on authentic Italian dishes in a charming, Mediterranean-style villa with a cozy atmosphere – totally romantic! Share house-made pasta, chicken parmigiana, and overstuffed calzones.
- The Conch House Restaurant & Lounge – Grab a table on the heated outdoor patio at this lively hangout, which is known for its steaks, ribs, seafood, and barbecue. Sample the barbecued oysters for a smoky twist on a local treat.
- Blue Heron Bistro – Charming and nostalgic, this local favorite is perennially popular for its traditional German cuisine and fantastic beer. Enjoy warm potato salad, tangy sauerkraut and pork, and house-baked German sourdough bread.
- Little Italy Restaurant – Discover a friendly, inviting restaurant with excellent Italian food and appetizing prices. Patrons rave about their seafood pasta, chicken marsala, and eggplant parmigiana.
- Tokyo Bistro – Indulge in high-style Japanese cuisine that showcases the best local seafood from Coos Bay. There's also an excellent wine list. Try adventurous entrees like the razor clam dinner, Kalbi short ribs, or Humboldt squid dinner.
Catch a Movie at The Egyptian Theatre or a Live Show at The Liberty
After dinner, extend your evening with a little entertainment at one of Coos Bay's cultural hotspots: The Egyptian Theatre and The Liberty Theater. The Egyptian is a resorted, historical theater that shows classic movies, live shows, and special events throughout the year. You'll also find family films, animated shorts, and annual festivals. The Egyptian located in the heart of downtown Coos Bay, just 3.8 miles from our hotel. Much closer to the hotel is The Liberty Theatre, home of Little Theatre on the Bay. This performing arts venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment throughout the year, including plays, music concerts, comedy acts, and musicals. It's a great way to explore the unique artistic culture of Coos Bay and the Central Oregon Coast.
Enjoy a Scenic Coastal Drive & Share a Picnic in the Park
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Oregon Coast with a short road-trip adventure around the Cape Arago Beach Loop. This eight-mile loop passes by some of the most beautiful nature preserves in the area, including Cape Arago State Park, Sunset Bay State Park, and Shore Acres State Park. See where the day takes you – and be sure you bring your camera for this incredibly scenic drive!
Stroll Hand-in-Hand Together on Beautiful Beaches
Discover spectacular beaches where you can feel the eternal immensity of the Pacific Ocean and savor every step in the sand. Embark on a sunrise adventure and have the beach to yourself, or head out at sunset for an unforgettable glow in the west. From afternoon adventures to mid-day picnics, the beaches near Coos Bay are undeniably romantic. And you might be surprised to find out that February often brings sunny weather and clear, blue skies. Head to Sunset State Park to explore gorgeous sandy beaches surrounded by towering sea cliffs. Cape Arago State Park is another favorite – the best views are from the benches at the grassy area. Just north is Bastendorff Beach Park, which offers excellent beachcombing, crabbing, and clamming.
Buy Chocolates & Candy for Each Other at Cranberry Sweets
Cranberry Sweets isn't your average sweet shop. The candy store has a cult following among locals, and its Coos Bay outlet is an attraction in and of itself. On weekdays, you can watch candy being made and enjoy samples of almost everything. Try their Vineyard Sweets wine candies and jelly candies. Sample unique flavors of Oregon-inspired gourmet popcorn, including cranberry caramel, red raspberry, and Marion Blackberry. There's also fudge, brittles, toffee, caramels, cookies, candy pretzels, and more. It's a sweet tooth's paradise and a tasty place to pick up Valentine's candies for your someone special.
Feel the True Romance of Oregon's Central Coast in Coos Bay
Plan your romantic getaway to Coos Bay and discover a place where you can really slow down and savor the moment. Treat yourself to free hot breakfast together and a comfy, spacious room at our welcoming Coos Bay hotel. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with special extras including a whirlpool tub and a cheerful dining area. Wake up to hot coffee in bed and plan your adventures together on the Oregon Coast – our hotel is close to all the cool things to do in Coos Bay. Give the gift of quality time together when you take a vacation for two to the coast.