Trip Ideas

Must-See Eugene

Here's our starter kit for first-time Eugene visitors; these ten spots will give you just ataste of all the arts, outdoors and farm-to-table food and drink experiences that await you here…

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Father's Day Top Ten Things To Do

Ready for some fun with Dad on Fathers' Day? Here are ten ideas to celebrate his awesomeness in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region! SaveSave 1. Host a Classic BBQ Fire up that backyard grill, but make it extra special this time. Instead of a packet of hot dogs, pick up some local, hand-cut steaks…

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2024 Eugene Summer Concert Guide

Eugene may be a small city compared to Portland but it holds its own in the live music scene. Some of Oregon's favorite music venues are in Eugene and those concert halls host some pretty big headliners. Plenty of Eugene music lovers have stories of the time they saw an unexpected band play a cozy…

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Where to Shop for Running Gear

Shopping for running shoes in TrackTown USA is high on the list of things to do when visiting Eugene, Oregon. After all this is where Nike's first waffle-soled running shoes were crafted on Bill Bowerman's waffle iron! The running stores in Eugene are also staffed with passionate runners themselves…

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Best Beer Gardens for Summer

In the heat of summer, sip a cold craft beer in a cheerful beer garden. Here are a few favorite brewery patios for enjoying the local craft beer scene outside. For more great breweries and pubs, follow the Eugene Ale Trail to get a full experience of the region's top breweries. Obsidian Grill in…

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Coastal Tourist for a Day

The coastal town of Florence, and the section of scenic Highway 101 from Dunes City to Cape Perpetua, is a must-see on any Oregon itinerary. Florence and the Oregon Coast is approximately one hour west of Eugene on Highway 126. Morning Oregon Coast Sand Dunes & Beaches Arrive early to enjoy plenty…

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Plan a Urban Art Experience in Downtown Eugene

Indulge your artistic side with an inspirational artists' retreat—try a new medium, take a challenging workshop or just immerse yourself in arts of all kinds. Downtown Eugene, Eugene's Whiteaker Neighborhood and Springfield's historic district offer serene settings for plein air, clinics and studios…

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How to Road Trip to Florence Without a Car

Get away to the Oregon Coast, only sixty miles west of Eugene. Even if you don't have a car, you can still make this journey out to Historic Old Town Florence and the coastal beaches. In Florence, there is great shopping, gaming, sightseeing, hiking and dining. And don't you want to put your feet in…

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How to Road Trip to McKenzie River Without a Car

McKenzie River is the ideal destination for fishing, river rafting, hiking or sightseeing. The beautiful McKenzie River gorge has stunning river views, two historic covered bridges, hot springs and old growth forest. Due to a wildfire in late 2020, some stretches show scarring, but new, green life…

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Explore Our Communities

Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Visit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center in downtown Eugene. Find information on things to do and see in Lane County, purchase park passes and locally-made gifts and souvenirs, and…