Located on a stretch of coast oddly nicknamed the Banana Belt, Brookings is a popular coastal escape within reach of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Frolic in fields of flowers which are always in bloom, spend lazy days on sun-kissed beaches during any month, or face the great outdoors head on in the gorgeous Loeb State Park.
Things to see in Brookings
To the sea! Brookings is a coastal town and its appeal lies largely in beaches like Harris Beach which are clean, safe and a world of fun. Pitch a tent, whip out your kites and get ready to have a whale of a time.
Azalea State Park is an oasis of fauna and flora in the city. Home to playgrounds and recreational areas, it also happens to be a parent’s best friend. This is a great place for families who simply want to let their little ones run wild.
Oregon’s sunsets really are unlike those in other parts of the country. The best place to get a sneak peak is at the Port of Brookings Harbor. The harbor is Oregon’s southernmost point and overlooks the clear blue waters of the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Hotels in Brookings
Brookings is a city with a small town atmosphere. This is reflected in its accommodation, which ranges from traditional, converted inns and rustic camps sites to mid-range motels and sprawling resorts.
One of the most popular accommodation options is the beachfront bed-and-breakfast. These are sought after, for obvious reasons, which means prices are higher and competition for rooms is stiff.
Where to stay in Brookings
The town center is a great place to be based. Much of the city’s amenities are located here and the main attractions are all within walking distance.
The beach front is where most visitors want to be based, and with good reason. What’s a holiday by the sea without a beachfront bungalow? Accommodation here is a bit more home-style, but there are a few hotels as well.
How to get to Brookings
Brookings Airport is the main domestic gateway into the city but it is quite a small facility and doesn’t handle many international flights. Travelers coming from outside the country will need to enter via a larger airport nearby.
Most visitors to the city actually arrive by bus or by rented car. There are several regional bus services bringing travelers from several different areas like Portland. Brookings is just across the State boundary from Northern California. It’s a remote location, hemmed in mountains and reach via the 101 from San Francisco.