Favorite Road Trips

We know the journey is more than half the fun, so we've rounded up a few of our favorite road trips for inspiration. Follow these step-by-step itineraries, or pick a few stops from each and build your own trip. 

Drive from the Cascade mountains to the Oregon Coast, loop through the Willamette Valley or tour must-see landmarks across Oregon. We've highlighted worthy stops, insider tips, great places to eat and where to stay. All you've got to do is pack the car, get a map, make any needed reservations and go.

Road Trips
Classic Americana Road Trip
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
May 20

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…

Road Trips
Day Trips Near Eugene
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Mar 22

Day Trips Near Eugene

Eugene combines its urban arts, entertainment and dining scene with abundant natural landscapes and outdoor activities…

Road Trips
Road Trip: Oakridge Feb 26

Road Trip: Oakridge

At 1,200 feet elevation, these mountain communities are starting to thaw in the spring weather. Put on your mud boots to…

Road Trips
Road Trip: Florence
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Feb 23

Road Trip: Florence

Driving out to Florence for a springtime getaway is an Oregon tradition. As the days get longer, it's a chance to…

Road Trips
Road Trip: McKenzie River
: Alex Morley
Feb 15

Road Trip: McKenzie River

As the snow melts and winter withdraws further up the mountainsides, scouting the McKenzie River for emerging wildlife…

Road Trips
A Bakery Road Trip Feb 02

A Bakery Road Trip

Indulge in the comforting smell of freshly baked bread along this bakery loop in the Willamette Valley. While…

Road Trips
Road Trip: Oregon Coast Jan 05

Road Trip: Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast draw road trippers and adventurers from all over to experience the beauty of miles of public coastline…

Road Trips
Road Trip: Cascade Mountains
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Nov 08

Road Trip: Cascade Mountains

Drive up into the Cascade Mountains on this beautiful and leisurely road trip. Want to breathe fresh mountain air? Hear…

Road Trips
Fall Foliage Road Trips
: Turell Group
Oct 20

Fall Foliage Road Trips

Autumn is a wonderful season for road trips—scenic views are swathed in golden hues, colorful leaves frame…

Road Trips
Road Trip: Willamette Valley
: Dominick Barbero
Aug 25

Road Trip: Willamette Valley

Explore the Willamette Valley AVA's south wine country with its uncrowded serenity, bountiful boutique wineries and…

Itineraries
McKenzie River Foodshed Tour Aug 01

McKenzie River Foodshed Tour

Follow the McKenzie River from the Willamette Valley into the Cascade Mountains and discover a bountiful trail of…

Scenic Byways

Family Friendly Farms Tour
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Aug 05

Family Friendly Farms Tour

Bring your kids to a farm for u-pick fruit and vegetables or for a special harvest event. Whether…

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