Whale-watching is a popular activity in the Pacific Northwest. And sometimes, it can even break the bank. But if you'd like to save some money, we've got you. You can watch whales along Oregon's coast this month for free.\nAccording to Oregan State Parks, whales are coming to our coasts and it's only a road trip away from Washington!\nYou can see thousands of whales migrating south to Baja Mexico between December 27 and December 31, 2019.\nThat gives you and your friends an amazing time to road trip for five whole days.\nThe mammoth mammals typically cruise to the warm lagoons in winter between Christmas and New Year (talk about going home for the holidays!) and these dates are celebrated as "Whale Watch Week" in the Bend.\nYou can pick one of over 20 whale watching sites on the coast.\nAside from The Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay, some of the other spots to sneak a peek at them are at Fort Stevens State Park, Cape Foulweather (really no puns intended), Sea Lion Caves Turnout and Cape Ferrelo.\nView this post on Instagram I got to see the whales with my mom and aunt last weekend A post shared by Samantha Mae (@samanthamae) on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT\nDuring the winter, people flock to Oregon's coasts to watch nearly 25,000 gray whales make their way to Baja's warm waters.\nYou can see up to a pod of 30 whales per hour on a clear day at any of these spots!\nView this post on Instagram Our #SundayFunday part 2 was a totally unexpected side trip to #DepoeBay, the smallest working harbor in the world and also a great spot for #whale watching! When we arrived, the count for the day was at 1 but we saw 2 more as soon as we arrived. From the whale watching station we saw multiple blows, backs and flukes! Next time I go, this won’t be a spur of the moment side trip. It will be the destination and we’ll get a proper boat tour! • • • #oregon #oregoncoast #whalewatching #whalewatching🐳 #bridgesofinstagram #bluewater #westcoast #leftcoast #getoutside #pnwonderland #pnw #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #roadtrip #latergram A post shared by Dominique Rodgers (@hrgalfriday) on Aug 1, 2018 at 2:54pm PDT\nSince we're no professional whale spotters, you can take some help from trained volunteers that will be present at these watchpoints along the coast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day.\nTake a look at the map below for some of the popular sites to spot some big fish.\nRemember to grab your binoculars and keep an eye on the forecast, because those blue skies really do matter.\nView this post on Instagram how oregon's got me 24/7 😋 A post shared by cheyne 🦋 (@cheylasley) on Jun 8, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT\nWhale Watch Week\nPrice: Free \nWhen: December 27 to December 31, 2019 \nAddress: Various points. Here's the list. \nWhy You Need To Go: You can spot over 30 gray whales every hour for free!\nWebsite\n\nThe cover photo on the left is used for illustrative purposes only.\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.