Trip Ideas

7 Cool Things About Springfield, OR

Springfield is a great family destination with a historic downtown, excellent restaurants, shopping centers and lots of parks. We invite you to discover the robust attractions of Springfield. It's a pretty cool place. 1. It's The Simpsons' Springfield — Matt Groening Says So The creator of The…

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How to Explore Oregon's Tide Pools

Coastal marine life provides fascinating sightseeing and photography opportunities! Here is how to explore them. Beaches in Oregon are publicly owned from the water to sixteen vertical feet above the low tide mark. The coastline north of Florence offers rocky shores adjacent sea cliffs, alongside…

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Eugene's Sustainable Local Shops

In Eugene — and across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region — many local businesses make sustainability and environmental values an integral part of their business plan. As a community, we celebrate "Earth Day" year-round with innovative approaches to conservation, recycling and equity. Visitors can…

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Guide to Hot Springs in the Cascades

Oregon's Terwilliger Hot Springs may be a natural draw with its pristine beauty and maintained facilities, but there are several more nearby mountain hot springs to discover – each offering a unique experience that shouldn't be missed. If you are planning a dip into nature's warm waters just outside…

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Beachcombing on the Oregon Coast

Oregon's beaches are especially perfect for long sandy strolls because there are miles of pristine beaches with relatively few people. In 1967 Oregon's Beach Bill secured the public's recreational access to all beaches up to the vegetation line. The scenic beauty includes dramatic cliffs, evergreen…

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A Runner's Guide to Eugene

If you are here to run — this is the right place! Eugene, Oregon is celebrated as TrackTown USA, and runners enjoy getting their miles in while exploring our running heritage. Festivals and events frequently have a 5K component, and on a daily basis —in all weather— you'll spot runners out on the…

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Guided Oregon Wine Tours

Over a dozen South Willamette Valley wineries invite visitors to taste their wines and tour their winemaking operations. Most local wineries are within twenty miles of Eugene - Springfield, and even on the busiest summer days the region has lighter traffic than many other wine tasting destinations…

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Guide to Late Night Dining

The event has wound down, the show is over, the match complete, the victor declared... but your evening is still in full swing! Where can you go for a late night meal, a nightcap or a cup of coffee? Finding late night restaurants in Eugene may not always be easy — despite being a college town, many…

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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. Here are our…

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Drop-in Group Runs & Endurance Training Clubs

Running or walking with a group is a fun way to explore new neighborhoods and meet fellow runners. The enthusiasm of Eugene's running community spills over into organized group runs, many of which are open to visitors for drop-in running. If you are training for a 5K or marathon, adding a group run…

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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…