SEASIDE, ORE. – For those seeking a beach getaway, Seaside, Ore. has much to offer. There is an ocean front promenade, wildlife, a large arcade with carnival rides and miniature golf, a historic carousel, shopping and the sandy beaches to enjoy. For local author Rachel Van Dyken, it’s the saltwater taffy and the eateries, the overall atmosphere that inspired a series of books set in this popular tourist town. Tear, Pull, Shatter, Forever and most recently published, Fall, all take place in Seaside. The mists of the Seaside cliffs seem nearly magical, according to Van Dyken. She said one of her main characters rents a home along the cliffs. She believes the carousel brings out the child in everyone. It has inspired several passages in the Seaside series. Whether completing research for a novel or seeking a getaway with those you love, Seaside can inspire just about anyone. It is a place where one can relax and enjoy themselves, play and live carefree for a while. For a family getaway or a romantic stroll on the beach, take your next adventure in Seaside.