Trip Ideas

Florence Family Vacation Itinerary

Plan some quality time at a family friendly hotel in a beautiful, beachy location. Florence, Oregon is a great getaway destination for a few days or a full week. Anchor your vacation plans around a comfortable hub where family can relax and unwind. Day 1 Set Up Base Camp There are a lot of hotels…

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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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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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One Day on the Oregon22 Heritage Trail

Pay tribute to the track and field global medal winners whose hearts found their home in the Eugene-Springfield area. This Eugene-based section of the Oregon22 Heritage Trail, which showcases champion track and field athletes from across Oregon, can be toured in a day. Ten plaques are on display…

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A Two-Day Getaway Along the McKenzie River

Enjoy a retreat in the mountains with outdoor recreation and relaxing immersion in nature. Here is a suggested itinerary to recharge your body, mind and spirit. DAY 1 Begin your journey through the McKenzie River area at the aptly named Clear Lake in the Cascades. Clear Lake is where the pure…

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Belknap Hot Springs Family Retreat

Gather in the Cascade mountains where you can refresh your spirits in the rushing waters, the steamy mineral pools and the dark green forests. Take your family on an adventure into nature while still enjoying basic comforts. Belknap Hot Springs Resort Belknap Hot Springs Resort by Kayla Krempley…

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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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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…