Trip Ideas

Ten Romantic Things to Do In February

Plan ahead to make sure your loved one feels appreciated this month! It doesn't always have to be dinner and roses... here are some more ideas for a fun and flirty February. 1. Take a Drive in the Country Winter has its own unique and cozy charms. Take your Valentine on a mystery tour road trip…

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Spa Bliss

Escape into a soothing spa setting. From massage therapy to relaxing facials, here are a few Eugene day spas offering wellness services that will melt stress away. Gervais Salon & Day Spa Market District Right in Eugene's market district, Gervais caters to guests at the Inn at the 5th boutique hotel…

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Soup: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Nothing soothes and warms the soul like a bowl of delicious hot soup, particularly on a wet, blustery winter day. Wrap your hands around a cup of soup to go, or order a quart to take home to the family or drop off at your neighbor's house — because everyone needs love these days and soup is…

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How To Get To The Snow

If you want to have a day or two to play in the snow this winter, the Cascade Mountains are calling! Just an hour from downtown Eugene, there are several options for making the most of a snowy adventure. Here are a few of our favorite ways to play in the snow. Take a Shuttle Bus to the Ski Resorts…

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Ski Resorts Near Eugene

There are two ski resort destinations near Eugene: Willamette Pass and Hoodoo. Eugene's local ski shop, Berg's, rents skis and snowboards or you can arrange to rent on the mountains. Another awesome place to gear up is Eugene Gear Traders, which consigns gear including snowboards, snow shoes, snow…

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Guide to Eugene's Health Food Stores

Oregon has an extensive health food store heritage with thriving co-ops and natural food stores. Since the 1970s, the Kiva and Sundance Natural Foods have been Eugene's original and primary local food grocers. Specializing in vegan, vegetarian and organic foodstuffs, both are venerable landmarks of…

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Guide to the Oregon Coast in Any Weather

The Oregon Coast is beautiful in all weather. Hike seaside cliff trails with far-reaching views on sunny days. Watch the light from the brightest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast penetrate banks of rolling fog. Experience the drama of a coastal storm from the comfort of a cozy restaurant. Historic Old…

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Strides for Social Justice in Eugene

Learn about the people, places and events that have shaped the experience of Black residents in Eugene. The Strides for Social Justice app is a unique program of local running, walking, cycling and wheelchair routes designed to explore local history, strengthen health, and open the heart. The…

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Road Trip: Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast draw road trippers and adventurers from all over to experience the beauty of miles of public coastline. Spend three days driving the scenic Highway 101 along coastal cliffs, through forests and sand dunes to get the most out of your trip to the Central Oregon Coast. Good for: solo…

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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…