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September 2, 2023
Bend, OR
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Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park

Terrebonne, OR 97760

Smith Rock can be whatever you want it to be: a viewpoint, photo back-drop, quick workout, easy walk, or steep climb! Our personal favorite is the Misery Ridge Trail - only 2.2 miles to get to stunning views, but you will have to work to get up there!

Central Oregon Hikes

Central Oregon Hikes

There is no shortage of beautiful hikes in the area. Anything from easy river trails to epic peak climbs is at your fingertips.

Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours

Our families love this tour company and they are super accommodating for all adventure levels! In the fall they offer paddling tours, cave tours, hiking, and more!

Sun Country Tours

Sun Country Tours

If the thrilling whitewater isn't your thing, this company also offers river tubing and SUP rentals for a calmer experience.

The Bend Ale Trail

The Bend Ale Trail

Bend is home to the BEST BEERS in the WORLD! Don't believe us? Go try some yourself. Crux Fermentation Project, 10 Barrel Brewing Co, Sunriver Brewing Company, and Immersion Brewing are all great places to start!

Downtown Bend

Downtown Bend

Downtown Bend offers the Best of Bend all within a few blocks. Find any type of cuisine, beer, coffee, and boutique shops. Walk towards the river to check out the famous Mirror Pond!

Old Mill District

Old Mill District

450 Southwest Powerhouse Drive, Bend, OR 97702

The Old Mill District is home to great brand-name shopping, riverfront dining, and no shortage of views.

Box Factory

Box Factory

550 Southwest Industrial Way, Bend, OR 97702

Home to sundries, dry-goods, elixirs and an assortment of unique items made to last. Whether stopping by for a quick pint, spending the day exploring shops, or grabbing dinner and a nightcap, Box Factory a great place to check out when visiting Bend

Float or Tube the Deschutes River

Float or Tube the Deschutes River

The easiest and most popular route is to put on at Riverbend Park with a take out at Drake Park. Give yourself about an hour to enjoy this lazy sun-drenched meandering float along the Deschutes. For a shorter float, you can also take out at McKay Park. On your float, when you reach the Colorado Avenue Bridge, hop out and walk through the handy tunnel that takes you to another put-in spot to start the second phase of your journey. You can also stay in the river and continue through the state-of-the-art Bend Whitewater Park. The park offers a mildly-wild passageway (amusingly referred to as ‘da chute’ by a few locals) for floaters, plus a whitewater channel for experienced paddlers and a natural habitat channel designed to preserve Bend’s aquatic wildlife. Once you reach Bend’s scenic Drake Park, hoof it back to your car if you decide to self-shuttle, it takes about 20 minutes. Or, Tumalo Creek offers shuttles for a small fee. We highly recommend making a reservation first.

Golf in Bend

Golf in Bend

Playing a round of golf in Bend comes with an abundance of spectacular views from the breathtaking Cascade mountains to panoramic high-desert landscapes. You’ll also have access to plenty of sunshine, great weather to take a swing and an impressive variety of courses to choose from. With over two dozen beautifully maintained, designed, and diverse public and private golf courses, there's a course for everyone for all skill levels.