Regions: Central Oregon

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Sunriver Resort is a true Central Oregon paradise, perfect for families, couples and business retreats.

City: Sunriver

Oregon's third-tallest mountain has a path to its top. Admittedly, the trail up 10,358-foot South Sister is exceedingly steep, long and rugged, but no technical climbing skills are required and the rewards are great.

Recreation: Hiking

Take this 220-mile scenic alternative route between Portland and Eugene and discover some of the best "up-close and personal" views of thundering waterfalls, lush ancient forests, rushing whitewater and cool, placid lakes.

Attraction: Sightseeing, Byways-Routes

Discover the highest concentration of snowcapped volcanoes (and associated glaciers) in the lower 48 states when you drive the the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway! Enjoy the breathtaking sight of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters, along with their waterfalls, towering gloriously above the route.

Attraction: Sightseeing, Byways-Routes

The towering Cascade Mountains provide the backdrop for this scenic drive and offer fabulous hiking and challenging rock climbing. Wind your way along the Byway as it climbs into the Deschutes National Forest where fishing, hiking, rafting, and other outdoor sports are plentiful.

Attraction: Sightseeing, Byways-Routes

Elkins Gem store, which has been there since 1958, offers everything from finished bookends made of petrified wood, to earrings, to free advice and maps of the area.

Attraction: Shopping

Wanderlust Tours exists to vibrantly share the natural and cultural history of the Central Oregon region to small groups of interested guests while touring via canoeing, kayaking, caving, volcano tours, snowshoeing, hiking and nature-based sightseeing.

Attraction: Sightseeing


Travel two miles north of Bend on Highway 97 toward Redmond. The bridge is located on Bowery Lane, west of Highway 97.

Attraction: Covered Bridges

At Brasada Ranch, which The Oregonian named the state's "Best Destination Resort," you can do it all: golfing on Brasada Canyons, spa treatments at Spa Brasada, horseback riding and 1,800 acres of hiking, all with bea

City: Bend

541.763.2227   In the heart of the John Day River Territory in Eastern Oregon discover an authentic ranch vacation at Wilson Ranches Retreat.

City: Fossil