Trip Ideas

Best Spring Camping

As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, we start daydreaming a little more about sleeping under the stars and sharing stories around a campfire. Luckily, you don't need to wait for summer to relish getting cozy in a sleeping bag and enjoying the Oregon outdoors. Start your season of…

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Fun Family Restaurants

Looking for an easy, family-friendly restaurant where you can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed dining experience together? Find a family restaurant that has a casual vibe, moderate noise level, kid menus and/or areas for children to play or move about. Mo's Restaurant Florence, Oregon This large…

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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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Free Things to Do with Kids

Plan a family vacation on a budget by enjoying these free things to do in Eugene and across the region. Enhance your family's travel plans with free admission to museums and events, outdoor recreation, and tips on activities that are low cost attractions. Explore TrackTown USA and learn about…

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Splashy Spring Waterfalls

Snowmelt and springtime showers swell rivers and reservoirs, making this the best season for dramatic waterfall viewing. The big, spectacular waterfalls are even bigger, while smaller "springtime-only" waterfalls can be spotted roadside or along damp hiking trails. Spring is a glorious time to go…

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A Room with a View

Connect with the beauty of Oregon by checking into a hotel room with stunning views. One of the best things about the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is how the area's urban places flow naturally into valleys, woodlands, mountains and coastlines. Here are a few standout hotels with views to get you…

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A Relaxing McKenzie River Retreat

This is hibernation time — when cold weather promotes relaxing indoors. Indulge in your favorite warm drinks, cuddling up by the fireplace and taking an afternoon nap. Grab your comfortable flannels, wool socks and a parka and head into the Cascade Mountains for a cozy getaway. How to Relax in…

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Oakridge in Spring

As the snow starts to melt in the Cascades, springtime in Oakridge is invigorating with its lush greenery, rushing creeks and frisky wildlife. This is your destination for amazing birding, fishing and waterfalls! While the towns of Oakridge and Westfir are likely to be snow-free, be prepared for…

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Guide to Top Sports Bars

From the Oregon Coast to the Cascades there are many sports bars with HD mega-screens, beer on tap and traditional pub food. Find the best place to settle in and watch the big game and cheer on your team. The region is known for its enthusiastic sports fans, so be prepared for a festive bar…

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Most Romantic Lodging

From the solitude of evergreen forests to the charm of valley vineyards, to the beauty of pristine sandy beaches, discover some very special places to stay. The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region offers unique lodging that is just right for making romantic memories. Curl up in a rustic cabin, luxuriate…

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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…