Trip Ideas

Oregon Sand Dunes Getaway

Grab the 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 sports, to…

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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 time schedule, as train times are…

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Simple Summer Pleasures - Baseball at PK Park

Warm spring and summer evenings pair perfectly with baseball. Eugene is home to the Eugene Emeralds, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the San Fransisco Giants, that plays at the University of Oregon's PK Park. Plan a two-day vacation to Eugene and catch an Emeralds baseball game along…

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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. 1. & 2. Hayward Field & Hayward Hall Eugene is the heart and home of track and field, and…

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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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The Perfect Fall Getaway in Cottage Grove

Take a two-day tour of covered bridge country during the peak of autumn color. Located at the south end of the Willamette Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain range, the town of Cottage Grove is small in size and big on beauty. Explore the covered bridges, waterfalls and bike rides along…

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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. Keep your head in the game If you…

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Coastal Tourist for a Day

The coastal town of Florence, and the section of scenic Highway 101 from Dunes City to Cape Perpetua, is a must-see on any Oregon itinerary. Florence and the Oregon Coast is approximately one hour west of Eugene on Highway 126. Morning Oregon Coast Sand Dunes & Beaches Arrive early to enjoy plenty…

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Family Friendly Farms Tour

Bring your kids to a farm for u-pick fruit and vegetables or for a special harvest event. Whether picking peaches, crushing apples for cider or taking a hay bale ride into a pumpkin patch, your children can enjoy the farm-to-table experience too. All around Eugene - Springfield and the surrounding…

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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…