Trip Ideas

Oakridge in Spring

As the snow starts to melt in the Cascades, springtime in Oakridge is invigorating with its lush greenery, rushing creeks and frisky wildlife. This is your destination for amazing birding, fishing and waterfalls! While the towns of Oakridge and Westfir are likely to be snow-free, be prepared for…

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52 Adventures to Try This Year

A new year is a new opportunity to live life like you mean it. We've collected the 52 best adventures in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region — one for every week of the year. Many of these are low-cost and easy to access. 1. Snowshoe to an icy winter waterfall. 2. Soak in a mineral-rich hot spring…

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Top Things to Do in Summer

Summer in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is a glorious time of year. From Oregon's sun-streaked beaches to the cool Cascades, nature invites you outside. The weather ranges from hot and balmy to comfortably cool. Daylight stretches out, starting early with rosy hues in the east and concluding…

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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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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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A Sandboarding Mom

“Hey Mom, it’s not going to rain this weekend in Florence.” I know what the weekend has in store for me when I hear this sentence by Wednesday. It means there is no need to vacuum out my car and I better load up on snacks, water, and sunscreen because we are going sandboarding! I introduced our…

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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…