Two-Night Stay with Bonfire, Dining Credit, and Optional Surfing Lesson at Adrift Hotel and Spa in Long Beach, WAThursday, March 7, 2013 1:01
Modern Oceanfront Hotel with Local, Sustainable Ethic near Great Surfing
Adrift Hotel and Spa sits at the end of a boardwalk overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. There’s an exposed beach break here that stirs up tight wind swells and swooping groundswells that challenge surfers year-round. As part of this deal, you can learn to ride these waves with an optional two-hour surfing lesson from a certified instructor courtesy of Skookum Surf Co.. Boards and wetsuits are provided in the class.
After a day spent surfing or taking a complimentary bicycle ride along the coast, feel free to unwind with a romantic ocean-side bonfire. Stop here and you can sip Fort George Beer and make s'mores.
Adrift Hotel and Spa’s decor is made up of all-natural and reclaimed materials wherever possible. In the lobby, rough-hewn shelves and coffee tables have been fashioned from repurposed wooden crates. Guest rooms have a similar back-to-basics vibe: the standard single-queen room features unpolished wood furnishings and minimalist black-and-white landscape prints.
This deal also includes a dining credit, which you can use at the onsite restaurant and bar, Pickled Fish. Here, chefs add creative flair to local coastal cuisine such as baked dungeness-crab macaroni and bacon-fat caramelized salmon. Pair up any dish with craft cocktails and beers from the nearby Fort George Brewery.
Long Beach, Washington: Historical, Family-Friendly Pacific Coast
About 115 miles northwest of Portland, 28 miles of uninterrupted beach stretch across the Long Beach Peninsula. The winter months form the quiet season on the peninsula. Although it's chilly—average temperatures are in the 40s—crowds gather for a number of government-approved recreational-clamming dates, taking to slick seaside sands to dig for fresh razor clams. Outside of clamming season, you can trawl the shoreline for gleaming oyster shells.
Come spring, warmer weather brings out swarms of colorful kites. Kite flying is something of an obsession in Long Beach; it's home to the World Kite Museum, the only museum in America dedicated to the art, history, and science of kite making.
You can celebrate another of the area's obsessions, cranberries—whose bogs line the coast from Oregon to British Columbia—at a museum and demonstration farm. They orchestrate bog tours and steep cups of cranberry tea.
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