Trip Ideas

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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A Day at Fern Ridge Reservoir

Plan a day at the lake! Fern Ridge Reservoir is the region's largest lake with a diverse shoreline offering wetlands, marine moorings, campgrounds and parks. Just north of Veneta and west of Eugene, this vast water playground is perfect for sailing, waterskiing, standup paddle boarding, canoeing…

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Eugene — a Food-Focused City

The farm-to-table experience is approachable and thriving in Eugene. Come experience inspired dishes reflecting the region's bounty from Dungeness crab, salmon fresh from the local rivers, mushrooms foraged from the foothills to produce grown on small family farms and grass-fed beef from local…

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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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Three Days From Cascades to Coast

A visit to Eugene can also include excursions to the dramatic Oregon Coast and the beautiful Cascade mountains, both only an hour from Eugene. Explore it all with this three-day itinerary that uses the Eugene-Springfield metro area as the base for day trips to the Cascades and Oregon Coast…

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Eugene-Springfield Tourist for a Day

The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area, located just off Interstate 5, offers a multitude of activities and attractions. You may find yourself here for an Oregon Ducks football game, a concert, visiting your college student or recreating that waterfall hike you saw on Instagram — but now that you…

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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 in beauty. Explore the covered bridges, waterfalls and bike rides along…

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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…