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A Top Five Guide to a Perfect Summer Visit

5. Be freewheeling

Cyclists have long known our region as the premier outdoors summer playpen of the West. It’s true at any speed. Explore our scenic bikeways, 35 miles of paved bike paths at Sunriver Resort, the Mt. Bachelor downhill mountain bike park, hundreds of miles of forested mountain biking trails, or pedal a colorful surrey built for six through the Old Mill District and along the Deschutes River trail.

Wheel Fun Rentals Coupe

4. Rise above it all

The volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range are true beauties, offering awe-inspiring views that are not to be missed. And you don’t have to be a climber to get there. Go with a top-notch guide, hike one of the many trails, or, at Mt. Bachelor, ride the chairlift in the summer and even enjoy dinner and a stunning sunset at nearly 8,000 feet. Not enough? Try a hot air balloon or helicopter tour!

Mt. Bachelor, Summer Recreation

3. Taste it

Award-winning chefs, brew masters and distillers use our pristine water and locally grown ingredients to create unforgettable taste experiences. Our cutting-edge culinary scene offers everything from elegant dining to trendy food carts and with more than two dozen breweries, Central Oregon makes a case as the true “Beervana.”

Chef Joe Kim, sushi, Bend, Oregon

2. Swing

Our sun-drenched, yet mild climate, absolutely ideal for summer golf, has attracted an all-star cast of architects from Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus and David McLay Kidd to Robert Trent Jones, Jr. They’ve designed their most innovative courses here, framed by towering mountain peaks. And with 30 golf courses to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your game.

The 13th Hole at Awbrey Glen Golf Course in Bend, Oregon

1. Unwind

Indulge in a luxurious resort spa. Soak in a natural hot spring. Take in a summer concert on the grass, riverside. Or simply stretch out and wonder at our true-blue high desert sky. This is a place where you’ll feel restored and refreshed.

Enjoy your summer visit to Central Oregon!

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Visit Central Oregon is the "Official" Tourism Information Resource for Central Oregon, including the communities of Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Crooked River Ranch, Terrebonne, Culver, Warm Springs, and Black Butte Ranch.
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