You might see a familiar booth at the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo, February 28 to March 2, at Century Link Field Center. The city of Ocean Shores will have staff in a booth under the banner “Ocean Shores, Something Fun!”
Dozens of businesses and organizations have come together to re-introduce Ocean Shores as a vacation destination to people in western Washington. “Whenever we gather any kind of statistics on who is visiting Ocean Shores, the Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia areas always top that list,” says Charlie Baer, Executive Director of the Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“Many of our businesses and associations have come together to let people know that Ocean Shores is here to provide memories and smiles,” say Mike Doolittle of Playtime family fun. Some of these include Hotels such as the Canterbury Inn, the Polynesian Resort, Ramada Inn, and the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino and the people who work with travelers every day such as Ginny Hill, Ken Elgin, Julius Kazen and Melissa Davis.
“We know that people meeting people with real smiles and a friendly attitude are the real keys to creating fun and excitement,” say Dianne Hansen of the Dusty Trunk. Shops like hers and Buddy and Howie’s Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe often go the extra mile to create great experiences. And restaurants like Bennett’s Fish Shack, the North Shore Grill, Sipping Serendipity Wine Shop, and Alec’s By the Sea provide great places and good food to eat, talk, and plan the next step in your vacation. Those next steps could well include the Ocean Shores Cinema, the Ocean Shores Bowling Alley, the singular experience of the Ocean Shores Golf Course or even a drive on six miles of sandy beach.
“Don’t forget the large and talented artist community,” reminds Judy Horn of Horn Fine Art. Art of all kinds is on display in three galleries and many of our other business establishments in town. Dennis Irby and Darla Skrei from Puget Sound Trade Shows are often helping to manage some of the great festivals and trade shows in Ocean Shores. Ena and Marty Myers of Mojovation and the Plackett’s of Plackett Enterprises are also part of this supporting cast that provide up to date information and social media that means you can find out what is going on before you even get to Ocean Shores. For more information call Charlie Baer at 360 289-2451.
So join us that booth with the banner “Ocean Shores, Something Fun!” at the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo at the Centurylink Field Event Center from February 28 through March 2. Enter a chance to win a fun-packed two-night stay worth over $850. You can choose where to Shop, Dine, Play or Stay on your next Trip to Ocean Shores.