Trip Ideas

A Three-Day Weekend on the Coast

Revitalize your soul on the beaches of the Pacific. Put your feet in the sand. Feel the ocean wind in your hair. Whether it's winter weather with fog, rain and thundering waves or summer weather with brilliant blue skies and sea, warm sunlight and salty air; a trip to the coast will be memorable…

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World Class Wine Tour

Indulge your senses by exploring Oregon's wine country on a two-day tour of some very special boutique wineries along Territorial Highway. Taste the region's lauded Pinot Noir wine, enjoy an abundance of farm-to-table gourmet offerings and soak up the beauty and quiet of the Willamette Valley. For…

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Train Trip!

Need an excuse to ride the train to Eugene? Amtrak Cascades runs from Vancouver, B.C. to the Eugene Depot with stops at many northwest cities including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Salem and Albany. Plan a quick trip with at least one overnight. Check the current schedule, as train times are subject…

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Oregon Sand Dunes Getaway

Have an adventure this weekend and head for Oregon's stunning coastline just outside of Florence, Oregon. Here is the start of massive sand dunes that transform the landscape into an endless playground. From admiring the sheer beauty of the rolling sand drifts, to trying out daring and exciting sand…

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Top Things to See in TrackTown

When the Eugene Marathon is in town, or there is a track event at Hayward Field — track and field fans and athletes seek out the ultimate TrackTown USA experience by visiting these unique Eugene destinations and events. 1. Attend a Meet at Hayward Field Eugene is the heart and home of track and…

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Two Days in the Whiteaker Neighborhood

The slogan “Keep Eugene Weird” is best reflected by Eugene's Whiteaker Neighborhood. The murals decorating business exteriors, mix of culinary options (e.g. the unique SūBó Sushi Burritos) and alternative lifestyle of many of its residents fit what visitors expect to see in Eugene, but the…

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Plan a Spring Break Road Trip

You've got a week off, a car, some gas money and hopefully good spring weather. It's time to go exploring! Remember before hitting the open road to check off our adventure checklist so that you'll be ready for whatever spring weather rolls in and whatever fabulous adventures you encounter. Here are…

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Road Trip: Wineries & Covered Bridges

Explore the low rolling hills and family farm lands surrounding Eugene on a charming road trip across Oregon's South Willamette Valley. Along the country roads discover historic covered bridges and intimate wine tasting rooms open for "cellar season". Territorial Wine Tour (Day One) Meander through…

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A Fall Football Weekend in Eugene

Take your trip to Eugene for the Ducks football game to the next level by turning it into a weekend of fall fun and games! With cooler temperatures and fall color spreading across the state, it's a great time to enjoy what Oregon has to offer in the fall…

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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…