While winter in Oregon is best enjoyed by the rugged, spring welcomes all visitors. As the state’s snowy peaks begin to melt, feeding ice-blue lakes and rivers below, the wildflowers blossom, painting the state’s hills and valleys in vibrant yellows, blues, and pinks. Nature’s vernal canvas stretches to the Pacific Coast, where spectacular views can be enjoyed on a number of excellent coastal hikes, including the picturesque Cape Falcon trail in Oswald West State Park and numerous trails at Cascade Head Preserve. For the fitness-oriented, the trail up Neahkahnie Mountain offers a cardiovascular challenge and breathtaking views of the Oregon Coast Range and the mouth of the Nehalem River. The Pacific Ocean has never looked as spectacular, framed by daffodils and poppies. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our list of waterside accommodations in Oregon to book the quintessential spring getaway.