Trip Ideas

The Farmers Markets Are Open

Eugene's long and bountiful outdoor market season is back! Farmers markets are a great place to shop for fresh veggies, fruit, eggs and grass-fed meats. In April and May, the markets start to open with early root vegetables, onions, spring greens, and preserved fruits and berries. By June there are…

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Things to Do with Mom on Mother's Day

Looking for a little Mother's Day inspiration? Here is a list of five special things you can do in and around Eugene with your mom. 1. Take a train tour Relax by the window for an easy, scenic sightseeing trip across Oregon to a nearby community. Enjoy the time together to talk. Even a short trip up…

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Rhododendrons in Full Bloom at Hendricks Park

Roam the twelve-acre rhododendron garden in Hendricks Park at the height of the season between April and May (blooms may span February to June). Towering Rhododendron plants, surrounded by walls of Douglas-fir trees show off dazzling displays of color in the springtime sun. Just minutes away from…

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Spring Wildflowers

Wildflowers are one of the many splendid delights of springtime. As you trek gloriously muddy hiking trails to gushing waterfalls, keep a look out for the region's beautiful blooms. Wildflower Season The wildflower season is heralded by wild daffodils springing up alongside country roads and across…

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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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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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Holiday Gift Guide — Oregon Style

Shop local, shop Oregon! Along with exquisite artisan gifts from the Holiday Market, local products from Made In Oregon and fan gear from The Duck Store, discover local, Oregon-made gifts and souvenirs and share a little bit of Oregon with your family and friends! Some of these are perfect stocking…

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Where to Holiday Shop in Eugene

Whether you want to "shop small" or hit the mall, a shopping trip to the Eugene - Springfield area is easy and fun! Most shopping destinations are near hotels, and with Eugene's network of bike paths and public transportation, it is easy to get around town. Downtown Eugene & The Market District…

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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…