Trip Ideas

Best Places to Kayak

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region offers many lakes and rivers, even the Pacific Ocean. Explore these beautiful waterways by paddling your kayak around these top spots. Before heading out, make sure you have the right permits, check the water levels and confirm that the marina or boat ramp is…

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Must-See Eugene

Here's our starter kit for first-time Eugene visitors; these ten spots will give you just ataste of all the arts, outdoors and farm-to-table food and drink experiences that await you here…

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6 International Vacations That Are Actually In Oregon

Dreaming of a trip to France's wine country or Norway's legendary waterfalls? Until you take that international trip you've been dreaming about, here are some ideas to get a taste of the world right here in Oregon. Whistler — Oakridge Snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer…

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Best Brunches & Breakfasts in Eugene

Start your morning at one of these destination-worthy breakfast spots from sumptuous brunches to line-out-the-door diners. Whether you've just rolled out of bed in search of a quick bite or you want the perfect place to entertain guests or celebrate a big day, these top brunch and breakfast…

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Guide to Downtown Eugene's Nightlife

Downtown Eugene and the nearby Whiteaker neighborhood's nightlife scene is a buzz of music venues, craft breweries and distilleries, great dining and excellent performing arts. Here's our starter guide for exploring a fun night out on the town! Live Music WOW Hall - A volunteer-powered music hall…

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Eugene's Best Special Occasion Restaurants

An important night out deserves a dining experience beyond the typical. The restaurants on this list, with their exceptional food and elevated atmosphere, are perfect for date night or a memorable celebration. What makes Eugene's food scene so wonderful is that you can feast on creations from…

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Guide To Old Town Florence Shopping

One of the finest collections of boutique shops along the Oregon Coast is found in Historic Old Town Florence. A stroll along Bay Street offers the traditional taffy and t-shirt shops along with unexpected specialty stores including a store dedicated to olives, one jam-packed with kites and another…

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Guide to Oregon's Brilliant Fall Leaves

Oregon is a great fall destination for enjoying changing leaf color. Autumn is cool and crisp, but still sparkles with many sunshine-filled days. The striking reds, oranges and yellows pop against a deep green backdrop of the evergreen Douglas fir (Oregon's state tree), giant sequoias and ponderosa…

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Best Eugene Coffee Shops by Neighborhood

No matter where you are in Eugene, you are never far from a delicious, Instagram-worthy latté. That is why we asked @EugeneCascadesCoast Instagram followers to choose their favorite coffee shop in each of Eugene's neighborhoods. Add these locations to your Eugene bucket list and discover what makes…

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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…