Trip Ideas

Kids' Things to Do in Fall

The season is changing but don't bring the kids indoors yet! The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is robust with autumn activities for all ages. Here are some of the best things to do with the family this fall: Leafy Family Hikes Crunch through the colorful autumn leaves at the region's many…

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Top Things to Do When Visiting UO Campus

If you are visiting the University of Oregon campus to tour the school, visit a student, cheer on sports, attend a lecture or make a presentation, make sure you see as much as possible and enjoy your time! Campus is a thriving hub of activity from University events to nearby nature trails. Attend a…

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Best Rides for Bike Share

Hop on one of those big blue bikes that you see all over downtown Eugene and across the UO campus for a fun, short bike ride! These "bike share" bicycles are designed for easy, affordable and environmentally-friendly transportation for errands and pleasure rides. To use them there a few things you…

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Road Trip: Oregon Coast

Ask any Oregonian for road trip tips and they'll tell you that the miles of open coastline along the Oregon Coast is a must-see for anyone visiting the state. Drive the scenic Highway 101 along coastal cliffs, through forests and sand dunes. We suggest three days on the Oregon Coast to get the most…

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Five Top Spots to Take Fall Family Photos

It's that time of year for family photos and portrait sessions! Whether you're pulling together photos for a holiday card, documenting couplehood, a new baby or an important milestone or just want to share updated images on your professional or personal social media accounts, here are some of the…

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Crafty Autumn Beers

Craft beer and hard ciders pair perfectly with changing leaves, back to school, football games and the crisp autumn air. So what is fresh and new along the Eugene Ale Trail this fall? Here is a round up of our top seasonal trends to check out. Abundant Fall Fruit Leave nothing in the field this…

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A Taste of Fall in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region

Yes, it is pumpkin spice season! And here in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, autumn's changing colors signal even more favorite foods, fragrances, tastes and treats. Flavors like sweet and gooey caramel apples, tangy hard cider, warming spirits and dark roasted coffee. Fall into Abundant…

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Three Days From Cascades to Coast

A visit to Eugene can also include excursions to the dramatic Oregon Coast and the beautiful Cascade mountains, both only an hour from Eugene. Explore it all with this three day itinerary that uses Eugene - Springfield metro area as the base for day trips to the Cascades and Oregon Coast. Seasons:…

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Eugene-Springfield Tourist for a Day

The Eugene - Springfield metropolitan area, located just off of Interstate 5, offers a multitude of activities and attractions. You may find yourself here for an Oregon Duck football game or to help your child move into university housing; or perhaps you are here for a shopping trip or to attend a…

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Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin