Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service. Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice of WWI. In 2020, the holiday will fall on Wednesday. Government offices and banks are closed on Veterans Day.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a getaway to The Polynesian in Ocean Shores
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores where the forecast calls for sunny and 70 degree days.
There are lots of ways to make a Mother’s Day memory with your mom and family at The Polynesian in Ocean Shores.
The Polynesian is Ocean Shores’ premier ocean-front condominium resort offering a variety of spacious suites.
It’s perfect for strolling miles of beaches, just over the dunes.
Or, maybe mom would prefer to relax in the Polynesian’s huge indoor pool and spa.
If mom likes the outdoors, why not give a pair of binoculars and set out exploring with her? Ocean Shores hosts some of the most amazing bird migration sites around the globe, drawing birders from around the world each spring. Learn more about locations and share sightings and information at www.ebird.org.
When you book your stay at The Polyesian, be sure to include reservations for Sunday’s spectacular Mother Day’s brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant onsite. Mother’s Day Brunch at Mariah’s is a tradition for locals and visitors alike.
The Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu at Mariah’s Restaurant is peerless. From honey-baked hams and salmon to Eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausages, chicken in artichoke cream sauce and fresh fruit and salads–all followed by a decadent dessert table. There’s not a better brunch along the coast line!
Reservations are recommended. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm dining. Adults are $24.95; seniors $19.95. Children under 10, $13.95. Call 1-360-289-3315.
You can also purchase gift certificates for lodging stays at The Polynesian. Perfect for mom to receive now and redeem in the future for a precious and well-earned getaway!
Whether you’re in boots or barefoot, the sandy beach at Ocean Shores is perfect for digging clams (seasonal/low tide), searching for treasure, or watching a storm roll in to shore. Fly a kite, go for a seaside run, or gaze at a night sky brimming with stars it’s all yours just outside the Polynesian Resort.
Across the Harbor
At the North Jetty, just south of the Polynesian Resort, you can take in views of the shipping channel and historic Westport across the bay, featuring one of the west coast’s tallest lighthouses!
Deep-sea, surf, and freshwater fishing are all close at hand. For freshwater fishing, try Duck Lake or any of the inland canals’ 23 miles of fresh water, navigable, interconnected waterways.
Surf fishing is best near the North Jetty or at Damon Point State Park (near the marina). Waters off the State Park are also the best places to go crabbing.
Catch a charter boat in Westport for deep-sea fishing adventures if you’re after salmon, tuna, halibut, or other bottom fish. (seasonal)
Natural Beauty and Wildlife
There’s nothing like fresh air, exercise, and exploration amid the natural beauty and wildlife surrounding Ocean Shores. A few miles north, the Lake Quinault Valley is home to many nationally recognized giant trees. This unique ecosystem has more than 15 maintained trails and uncountable vistas at every turn.
East of Lake Quinault, explore the 11,961-acre Colonel Bob Wilderness area and wonder under an evergreen canopy, surrounded by ferns, moss and lichens.
For the Birds
Ocean Shores is one of the premier bird watching sites in the Northwest. From waterfowl to migratory birds, predators to prey, you’ll marvel at the action and diversity. Be sure to visit Damon Point (also known as Protection Island) for a chance to see the Snow Plover, Peregrine Falcon, and Brown Pelican.
It’s all here… just steps away from the Polynesian Resort!
“What if nobody gave kids presents, but instead gave them gifts? The gifts of experience, adventure and more importantly, familiarity.
More and more bloggers are asking this question as adults race around trying to find the next great toy or latest techno gizmo for their kids.
This year, why not give your friends and family the gift of special moments together during a coastal escape to The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores?
Any time of year, the roomy, apartment-style accommodations at The Polynesian Resort are ideal for groups, family gatherings and extended stays. With our sparkling and inviting indoor pool, spa and game room, there’s always lots of indoor fun.
But its outside where kids and adults can really unwind. Bring binoculars for nature viewing or bird watching. Let your kids dream up their own adventures on the sandy beaches, nearby dunes or our private park, running, romping, and finding secret hiding places. Without other distractions, sticks, mud, water, rocks and room to roam are all they need for fun.
Call today to order holiday gift certificates for The Polynesian and Mariah’s Restaurant.
Year-round, a stay at the The Polynesian Resort on the majestic Washington coastline is a gift worth giving.
If you haven’t made plans yet, this will be a great weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day at The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores.
First of all, the weather calls for sunny, and dry days, perfect for enjoying the miles of beaches just over the dunes from the Poly, the only apartment-style lodging in Ocean Shores. When you make room reservations, be sure to include reservations for Sunday’s Mother Day’s brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant onsite. An annual tradition, the special brunch menu features mouthwatering specials like eggs Benedict, honey- baked hams, fresh pastries and fruit.
Other weekend events include the 9th annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday and a Shoppin’ at the Shore Festival on both Saturday and Sunday.
Registration for the Youth Fishing Derby on Duck Lake starts at 7am at the North Bay Park on Saturday, May 7. Kids 17 and under can compete, trying to lure trout from the recently stocked lake. The free event runs from 8am to 1pm, with opportunities to fish from several boats, docks or off the banks. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught. There will also be a kiddie fishing area up for youngest fishermen and women. The event is sponsored by the Elks Club.
Both Saturday and Sunday, you can wander through the Shoppin’ at the Shore Festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Over 70 vendors will be on site, offering a variety of goods to browse.
Of course, check with your mom! She might prefer some downtime in an ocean view room or time in the Poly’s sparkling indoor pool and spa.
There’s lots of ways to make a Mother’s Day memory with your mom and family at The Polynesian in Ocean Shores! Call today to reserve your favorite room. Or, if you can’t get away, you can purchase gift certificates for another time!
Fresh-water fishing on Duck Lake, near The Polynesian Resort is another great reason to stay in Ocean Shores.
In fact, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that October is one of the best months for fishing the 27 miles of canals and lakes in Ocean Shores.
Why not make plans now to book a suite at The Polynesian Resort and drop your line in Duck Lake?
In the middle of Ocean Shores, Duck Lake is huge with plentiful wildlife and foul to catch your eye. The lake is stocked regularly with Rainbow trout and Jumbo Rainbow Trout. The stocked fish average 4-6 pounds each. Largemouth Bass are more elusive. There have been good reports on yellow perch and bluegill sunfish.
The City of Ocean Shores maintains and patrols two public boat launches. One launch is at North Bay Park, near the center of town. The other city launch is at Chinook Park. Anglers can fish off the docks, embankments or launch their own vessels. Both parks have ample parking, play areas, portable toilet and are wheelchair accessible.
The average depth of Duck Lake is 7-11 feet with some areas in the north end reaching depths of 20-25 feet
Fishing licenses can be picked up in town at the Ace Hardware. A one-day freshwater fishing license for residents is just $11.35. Non-resident fee is $20.15.
Whether you catch a fish or not, you can always wind down the day at the Rusty Anchor Grill & Pub, Ocean Shores’ favorite restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh favorites and daily happy hours starting at 4pm.