Trip Ideas

Top Things to Do in Spring

It feels good to get outside! Spring brings clear and sunny weather mixed with clouds and rain – and the occasional warm, sunny days that hint at the glorious summer that will come. March, April and May are a wonderful time to explore the region's natural and agricultural landscapes. We've compiled…

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52 Adventures to Try This Year

A new year is a new opportunity to live life like you mean it. We've collected the 52 best adventures in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region — one for every week of the year. Many of these are low-cost and easy to access. 1. Snowshoe to an icy winter waterfall. 2. Soak in a mineral-rich hot spring…

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5 Places to Visit This Winter

Whether you're looking to get cozy beside a fire or brave the winter weather in search of stunning landscapes, this list of top places to visit has what you are looking for. Or maybe you check all five off of your winter list because you're not trying to hibernate…

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Unique Shopping Destinations

Shopping can be more than just buying an item or two; it can be delightful browsing, filling your senses with colors, textures and aromas. Some boutiques focus on elaborate displays that spark the imagination, or some stores create a labyrinth-like experience where you wander from room-to-room…

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Oregon Wine Country in All Seasons

When is the best time to visit Oregon Wine Country? Each season brings something new: the golden vines of fall slowly fade into cozy tasting rooms during Cellar Season, while spring wildflowers eventually turn to summer concerts and picnics. Here's our guide to each season on the South Willamette…

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Exploring Coastal Art Galleries

If you are building your own personal art collection or just wish to bring home a very special momento from the Oregon Coast, Historic Old Town Florence is a great destination for art shopping. With close to a dozen galleries clustered on and adjacent to Bay Street, exploring both local and…

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Annual Festivals For 2024

Make this the year you see Queen Rhododendron crowned, dance to the beat of the Oregon Country Fair drum tower or find a precious antique! These fun, one-of-a-kind festivals in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region are splendid reasons to visit Oregon this year. Florence Winter Music Festival…

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Best Beer Bottleshops & Growler Fill Stations

Shop a wide selection of local, domestic and international beers at these bottleshops, taphouses and growler fill stations. Taste a range of regional craft beers, enjoy a craft beer flight and make comparisons between breweries or beer styles. Growler fill stations are often a pre-game hub, as…

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Favorite Winter Hikes

Bundle up, pull on a warm hat and boots that can handle the mud – you're going winter hiking! Getting outside when it's cold, wet and maybe even snowy has its own rewards. View nature through its winter lens, the bare bones of trees, dark moss, glittering ice and silence. Here are some favorite…

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Best Wine Shops & Cellars

Delve deep into knowledgeably curated wine cellars and shop for international, national, regional and boutique wine selections. Locally-owned wine shops are a treasure trove of personal-assistance and informative shopping. Enjoy the wine cellar ambiance while choosing wine for your table, holiday…

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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…