Central Oregon’s Best Day Trips from Bend
Bend gets a lot of attention, and rightfully so — it’s a destination of dreams. Under perpetually sunny skies, endless outdoor adventure is only topped by hip craft breweries, action-packed events, and fit, friendly people ever-willing to demonstrate how-to-Bend. But the places and experiences that make Bend so amazing extend beyond city limits — way beyond. There are few better jumping-off points for day trips to lesser-known places. Bend is also the perfect place to begin multiday getaways to some of Oregon’s least crowded and absolutely incredible sights. Our friends over at Travel Oregon have compiled a few road-trip ideas to get you going.
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If You Go: Many natural sites in Oregon require permits; some attractions may also close seasonally, so it’s essential that you check before setting out — especially in late fall and winter. No matter when you go, it’s a wise idea to review your intended route on TripCheck.com before you hit the road; this handy service will alert you to the most up-to-date travel information. Additionally, wildfires don’t often cause major travel disruptions, but it’s good to know how they may impact your trip; find answers to frequently asked questions here. Keep in mind that you can help prevent human-caused wildfires, and always follow these leave-no-trace tips to minimize the impact of your visit.