Hot tubs? Outdoor fire pits? Premium cable? Nah.
Our new favorite amenity on the Oregon Coast: the Pacific Reef Hotel in Gold Beach has an outdoor movieplex featuring a 33-foot wide, 12-foot high screen. The "smart screen" transitions from transparent in the day—meaning, your view of the Pacific remains unobstructed when it's light out—to opaque in the evening while movies play.
Nightly screenings include a 16-minute video of gorgeous Southern Oregon scenery and selected Disney shorts all just yards away from the vast Pacific.
Gold Beach is a trek: 6 hours by car. Leave behind the hustle of the city and concrete-grey skies for Gold Beach's fresh ocean air, amazing views at Otter Point State Recreation Site, and comforting seaside food at Spinners’ Seafood, Steak and Chophouse.