The pictures below shows large parts of downtown Coos Bay and Highway 101 as it winds its’ way through the city. To the east you can see the bay and a small area along the boardwalk which docks many different kinds of boats. I have seen all types of boats in the downtown pier including tug boats, sailing ships, yachts, crabbing vessels and many more. The high building in a few of the pictures is the historic Tioga Hotel which carries the distinction of being the State’s tallest coastal building. Looking north you can see the city of North Bend which extends until you reach the Conde McCullough Bridge which leads you to the Northern parts of the State.
Yes, the city is nice when one looks only at the visible beauty of the area, but just like all other cities Coos Bay does have it’s fair share of crime and community problems. The Chamber of Commerce can be a source of information and they will provide you with a great deal of “attraction” literature. You can also view my Coos Bay Historic Buildings page to help identify a few other historic buildings found in these pictures such as the Chandler Hotel and the National Bank.
The city offers a great walking tour and you can obtain the literature to guide you on you walk. Be sure to visit Mingus Park along with the historic sight. The weather is generally cool to visitors and I would suggest a light jacket no matter what time of year you plan on visiting.