Things To Do In Oregon
1. Visit Crater Lake National park
Crater Lake is truly awe-inspiring and is the deepest lake in the entire United States. Crater Lake formed when an eruption triggered the collapse of what was a tall peak over 7,700 years ago. This natural wonder, its deep blue waters and location atop the Cascade Mountain Range offer spectators, artists, and photographers alike ample opportunity within its park boundaries.
2. Visit the Oregon Coast
Astoria Oregon is the oldest town west of the Rockies, Astoria is chock-full of history, art, and craft beverages. Historically a fishing town, it lies on the edge of the Columbia River right where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The bar, known as “The Graveyard of The Pacific” is so notorious that a licensed bar pilot has to navigate boats across it and the T.V. show Ghost Adventures has an entire episode dedicated to it (Astoria alone has a 4-part special dedicated to its spooky past and haunted underground.) Named the 2nd “drunkest” city in Oregon thanks to their unusually high number of bars per capita, they have a great selection of craft breweries you won’t want to miss.
Newport Oregon is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and is one of the most popular aquariums in the state. Hosting unique, interactive exhibits this place is usually packed with families and visitors alike. Also home to two of Oregon’s most prominent historical lighthouses, there is no shortage of Instagram worthy photo-ops here. Newer additions to the area include OMSI’s Coastal Discovery Center or Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum and wax figure display. Complete with over 80 restaurants in its 11 sq miles of land, they have enough culinary and beverage diversity to accommodate most, if not all, palettes.
3. Checkout Downtown Portland
4. Visit Smith Rock State Park
5. Hike or Bike in Silver Falls State Park
6. Visit the Rogue Valley
7. Visit OMSI
8. Attend an Event at Autzen Stadium
9. Attend a Home Team Sporting Event
10. Visit Mt Hood and The Columbia River Gorge
BONUS THINGS TO DO IN OREGON:
➡ Visit Any of Our State Parks
Did you know Oregon has 255 State Parks? Oregon has one of the most popular state park systems in the entire country and services over 46 million daytime visitors, and well over 2.5 million campers. 58 of our state parks allow camping – check out our Oregon Camping Guide or learn more about Oregon Coast Campgrounds.
➡ Visit The Columbia River Maritime Museum
Take a Roadtrip on One, or Multiple of Our Scenic Byways
➡ Visit Enchanted Forest
➡ Go Beer or Wine Tasting
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