Because of its unusually mild climate, Brookings is often referred to as "The Banana belt of Oregon". Temperatures
often reach 70F even in the winter months and whilst the rest of the coast is experiencing much cooler temperatures.
Flowers bloom all year round in this climate; in fact about 90% of the country's easter lillies are grown locally.
Chetco Valley Museum is housed in the historic 1857 Blacke House in Brookings. Displays portray the history of this
coastal community and in the grounds is the largest Monterey cypress tree found in the USA.
Harris Beach and Loeb State Park are popular with hikers, campers and and fishermen.
Four miles north of Brookings-Harbor, Samuel H. Boardman State Park covers 11 miles of Oregon's most scenic coastline.
The seven mile Oregon Coast Trail is the best way to experience one of the world's finest coastline stretches. There
are many spectacular viewpoints along the trail, including House Rock Viewpoint and Whalehead Viewpoint.
The Azalea festival is one of the highlights of the year for Brookings and is held every Memorial Day weekend.
Kite flying is a popular activity in Brookings. There is an annual Kite Festival, which attracts professional fliers
as well as amateurs.
Finally, an unusual claim to fame for Brookings is the Bomb Site Trail. This is the site of one of the two bombings of
the Oregon Coast by the Japanese during WWII.