Go to Cape Blanco State Park and the Lighthouse. (Note: considering it’s the most westerly point in the 48 states and it’s up on a bluff, it’s conceivable that if you were there at sunset, you could be the last person in the 48 states to see the sun go down!)
Portland Monthly recently carved the state into regions and chose Port Orford (and WildSpring) as the best place to use as base camp to explore the south Oregon Coast because we’re so centrally located.
Visit Bandon’s Old Town
Explore Shore Acres State Park & Botanical Gardens
Go on a jet boat up the Rogue River in Gold Beach
Take a horseback ride on the beach or in the mountains
Visit the redwoods (a little over an hour south in the Jedediah State Park. Plus the
northern-most redwood grove in the US can be reached by a ¾-mile self-guided
trail only 50 miles south of here in the Alfred Loeb State Park)!!!
Finally…for whatever reason…drive south to Brookings. That 60 miles is arguably
the most beautiful stretch of the Pacific coast in the U.S. There are all sorts of
viewpoints on the way, and look for Natural Bridge about 7 miles north of
Brookings - it’s a little nondescript parking lot. Just walk the short trail through the
canopy of trees to the end. It’s gorgeous.