Trip Ideas

Road Trip: Willamette Valley

Explore the Willamette Valley AVA's south wine country with its uncrowded serenity, bountiful boutique wineries and natural beauty. Take three leisurely days to road trip the scenic countryside around Eugene, encompassing gentle rolling hills, grassy valleys, lush wetlands and coniferous forests. In…

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Highway 58 Road Trip To Crater Lake

This a delightful scenic drive to Crater Lake, with plenty of unique and memorable adventures along the way. From Eugene follow Highway 58 (Hwy 58) along the Willamette River and through Oakridge. This road trip is approximately 140 miles (225.31 km). Enter Crater Lake National Park at the north or…

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Guide to Cottage Grove's Covered Bridges

Who can resist the allure of historic covered bridges? Walk inside the cool, creaky chambers, damp from the water below, and peer through sunlit slats at the river. In fall, autumn leaves frame these gorgeous landmarks; in spring it's wildflowers. In winter the bridges may be dusted with snow or…

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McKenzie River Foodshed Tour

Follow the McKenzie River from the Willamette Valley into the Cascade Mountains and discover a bountiful trail of natural, farm-fresh and foraged foods. Treat yourself to a wholesome foodie experience along the banks of one of the country's purest waterways. This is your guide to fresh-caught fish…

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Car-Free Road Trips on Public Transit

Want to road trip but don't have a car? Explore the region beyond Eugene using public transportation. You can hike to waterfalls, mountain bike renowned trails, walk on the beach, shop farmers' markets, sightsee in small towns, hang out at must-visit bakeries and craft breweries, or just enjoy the…

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Classic Americana Road Trip

Take a fun Oregon road trip to get a flavor of some classic Americana. In this itinerary, you'll taste wine in a bright red barn, see a pro rodeo, travel to the town that inspired "The Simpsons," go axe throwing (yes, you read that right) and keep heading west to the beautiful Oregon Coast. So pack…

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Crater Lake Road Trip

Crater Lake is one of Oregon's top natural wonders — and just three hours from Eugene - Springfield. Every year it draws thousands of visitors to view its brilliant blue waters. It is the deepest lake in the U.S. and also one of the purest (Oakridge's Waldo Lake is another extremely pure lake)…

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RV Road Trips

Whether you're in a converted bus, airstream, teardrop trailer, camper or something large and luxurious, RV road trips are a fun, iconic way to explore Oregon. Here are a few of our favorite trips to add to your must-travel list. The Willamette Valley Loop Food & History Walnut Ridge Winery by…

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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…