Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.
THINGS TO DO
Discover the many things to do year round from the Oregon Coast to the Cascades.
Oregon's temperate climate combined with the convienant proximity of urban centers to natural wonders makes adventuring easy. From Eugene - Springfield in the Willamette Valley, it is an hour west to the beach and an hour east to the foothills.
Climb 150 feet (45.72 m) up into the old growth to camp in the treetops. Ride a scenic bikeway through lava fields or covered bridges. Mountain bike on world class trails, horseback ride on the beach or whale watch from a helicopter. Plunge 500 feet (152.40 m) down slopes of sand in a dune buggy or try sandboarding in the world's first sandboarding park.
Oregon is reknowned for rafting and fly fishing pristine rivers. Float on one of the clearest lakes in the world, paddle over a submerged petrified forest or sail across a 9,000 acre (36.42 sq km) reservoir. Tour the region's waterways by jet boat, kayak or stand up paddleboard. Dip your toes in a secluded swimming hold or body surf the local wave pool.
See it for yourself! Explore North America's most expansive coastal sand dunes. Descend 200 ft (60.96 m) into the America's largest sea cave to glimpse sea lions. Trek to dazzling waterfalls, including the second highest single drop waterfall in Oregon. Soak in mountain hot springs and wrap your arms around 500 year-old trees. Gaze across a barren lava landscape to snow covered mountain peaks. Hike in five designated wilderness areas, three national forests and many state, county and city parks and preserves.
Sports & Recreation
As an athletic community, this region boasts dynamic sports teams. Cheer on the University of Oregon Ducks in one of the loudest football stadiums in the country. Run in the foot steps of Olympians in TrackTown USA. Skate with the pros on the nation's largest covered and illuminated skateboard park. Golf on stunning courses with views of valley vineyards or the Pacific.
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
From national touring headliners to high calibre community productions, there is always something on stage. Enjoy esteemed resident performing arts including the symphony, opera and ballet. Partake in gallery, museum and outdoor mural artwalks. Visit the most photographed lighthouse in the country, re-live the past on a historic filbert farm and drive through romantic covered bridges. Toss the dice at a casino or sign up for an art workshop.