Bend & Central Oregon

Enjoy the university town of Eugene, the vineyards of the Willamette Valley, and the natural beauty of cities like Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters. Check out things to do and find the best hotels and restaurants for your central Oregon trip.

pair of skiers pause for a panoramic view of the winter scenery above Lake Tahoe, California

Favorite Snow Spots in the West

These destinations offer something for every snow lover, from skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and sledding.
two horse team pull a carriage of sightseers on a snowy day at Black Butte Ranch in Sisters, Oregon

Things to Do in Sisters, Oregon

Discover this base camp for outdoor winter fun that's also big on holiday spirit.
A tablecloth covers a picnic table at Montara State Beach.

Favorite Places to Picnic in the West

Big views, stunning sunsets, and spontaneous live music? Alfresco dining never tasted so good.
solo hiker takes in the panoramic view of Mount Rainier from Pinnacle Peak Trail in Washington

Volcanoes of the West

Experience these majestic marvels and the charming towns that surround them.
hiker takes in view of Sahalie Falls from moss-covered rock, near Sisters, Oregon

Wondrous Waterfalls for Spring

This spring, revel in the roar, the spray, and the awe-inspiring power.
two men trout fishing on the Metolius River at Camp Sherman near Bend, Oregon, picture

Summer Fun in Bend, Oregon

When the weather heats up in Bend, it's time to get in the water.
Lowell Observatory exterior on a starry night in Flagstaff, Arizona, picture

10 Places to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the moon landing this summer at 10 western destinations.
small crowd admires the custom quilts on display at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, picture

Things to Do in Central Oregon This Summer

Enjoy good brews, bites, music, and festivals when you visit Bend and Sisters, Oregon, this summer.
picture of the Alamitos neighborhood in Long Beach, California with rainbow crosswalks

LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations You’ve Never Thought to Visit

San Francisco and West Hollywood aren’t the only gay travel destinations in the West.
various customers seated at tables enjoy breakfast inside Noisette Pastry Kitchen in Eugene, Oregon, picture

Spend a Weekend in Downtown Eugene

The walkable heart of this Willamette Valley city brims with new gastronomy and artistry.
picture of a paved bike path in the Boise River Greenbelt

Your Favorite Northwestern Bike Rides

Idaho and Oregon offer some of the most spectacular settings for a long bike ride.
hand-carved wooden animals with riders, both young and old, at the Historic Carousel & Museum in Albany, Oregon, picture

Things to Do in Albany, Oregon

In one of the Willamette Valley's oldest towns, explore history, good eats, and a restored carousel.
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Visit Oregon's Enchanted Forest

This quirky, handcrafted theme park is where childhood dreams come true.
Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, picture

Scenic Cascades Drive in Oregon

Explore a trio of towns along Highway 126 for a sampler of central Oregon sights and scenery.
picture of the poppy seed covered steamed buns with beef tongue and kimchi at Liholiho Yacht Club

12 Hawaiian Restaurants for Island Flavors on the Mainland

Savor Polynesian-kissed flavors—huli huli chicken, mai tais, pork lau lau—at these mainland spots.