Here in Central Oregon, your idea of adventure is limited only by your imagination. No matter the season, you’re bound to find several weekends’ worth of fun around our rich region.
Planning a winter getaway? Take the family ice skating in Sunriver, sip your way through Central Oregon’s famous craft breweries, or ski and snowboard the slopes of Mount Bachelor—the sixth-largest ski resort in North America.
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Visiting the Best Vacation
Spots in Oregon
Truth is, there’s no single “best” vacation spot in Central Oregon.
Your next favorite trip may take you to any of our thriving cities in Central Oregon,
each offering a stay to suit your style and taste. We might be biased, but here’s our
rundown of the best vacation spots in Central Oregon:
The high-desert mountain town of Bend sits at the foot of the Cascades and boasts a little something for everyone: more than 80 parks and open spaces (perfect for frolicking with Fido), 300 miles of single-track trail, dozens of high-quality craft breweries, charming boutiques, hip hotels and upscale resorts, close proximity to fresh powder at Mount Bachelor, a bustling downtown district—and breathtaking Cascade views wherever you go.
Kids of all ages find plenty to love in the Pacific Northwest’s premier destination resort and residential community. Your little ones will enjoy riding bikes on the 30 miles of paved trails criss-crossing Sunriver, ice skating and rocketing down water slides at Sunriver Resort, and learning a little about the world around (and above) us at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Meanwhile, you’ll appreciate the seasonally rotating menus at nearby restaurants and playing up to 63 holes of world-class golf, including the famed Crosswater Club—a Golf Digest Top 100 course.
With a burgeoning restaurant scene, some of the region’s best-loved craft breweries, and a bustling downtown district, Redmond makes an ideal basecamp for your next adventure—whether staying in town and enjoying Redmond’s many fairs and festivals or heading out to nearby hiking trails and exploring the Central Oregon high desert. Sitting in Redmond’s backyard is the world-famous Smith Rock State Park, the birthplace of U.S. sport climbing and a hub of outdoor activity all year long; try shredding the park’s multi-use paths on a mountain bike, hiking Misery Ridge, or joining climbers from around the world on steep routes all over the park’s cinnamon-hued rock formations.
Where is Central Oregon?
We’re characterized by mountainous wonders—like Mount Bachelor, Oregon’s largest ski resort,
and the snowy summits of the Three Sisters—and legendary landforms, like Smith Rock State Park, where rock climbers test their mettle all year long.
Explore Nature’s Beauty
From the sagebrush-covered plains of the high desert to the towering pines and majestic mountain peaks, discover the diverse landscape Central Oregon has to offer.