There are so many amazing spots to go on road trips from Seattle but put Lincoln City on your list. It's one of Oregon's favorite coastal towns. Head about five hours south of the city to visit some of the most impressive natural structures, perfect for any season.\nWhen seeking the lighter side of things, you can head to God's Thumb, a Lincoln City gem.\nThere is no need for a parking or hiking pass, so find a place to park and head over to the trailhead.\nThe formation is a basalt peak sitting just above the coastline. It looks like a massive thumb's up, hence the name and has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.\nTwo hiking routes will get you out to the thumb, both of them will require you to follow roads and trails that are unmarked but begin at Road's End State Recreation.\nIf you are looking for a more scenic option, there is a 4.4-mile loop that has a varying degree of sites between forests, beach views, and more.\nThe second path is a bit shorter of a hike at 3.4 miles.\nView this post on Instagram Took a stroll out on god’s thumb. Pretty, pretty good. 📷: @jimmyjackandidontcare A post shared by Krista (@kristawithacamera) on May 29, 2018 at 11:12pm PDT\nThen there is Otter Rock, aka the Devil's Punch Bowl, it is a beautiful structure with an exciting story.\nIt's dubbed that because "during winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl," writes Oregon State Park's website.\nIt is the suspected remains of a sea cave; it's believed that the roof collapsed, which created the unusual natural rock formation.\nView this post on Instagram It was actually a nice day at the Oregon coast🌊 A post shared by 🦋Mal Mal Joki (@malmal.joki) on Mar 26, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT\nThe park is a popular destination for folks who are geology buffs as well as whale watching or ocean enthusiasts.\nIt's a kid-friendly area with tons of tidepools to investigate around the north side of the bowl.\nView this post on Instagram Cray-sea views 🌊 A post shared by Courtney Winter (@mrswintie) on Jun 7, 2020 at 6:21pm PDT\nThe two Lincoln City staples are about a thirty-minute drive from one another, so you'll be able to check two popular coastal destinations off your list!\nPack a picnic, and enjoy the natural beauty that the Oregon coast has to offer.\nGod's Thumb & Otter Rock\nPrice: Free\nAddress: God's thumb, 7659 NW., NE. Logan Rd., Lincoln City, OR & Otter Rock, Lincoln City, OR\nWhy You Need To Go: Lincoln City is home to some of the most beautiful natural structures, as well as cute shops and coastal lodging.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.