Nestled at the base of the stunning Cascades, along the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, Bend is one of Oregon’s most-loved vacation destinations and with over 260 days of sunshine per year, it is easy to see why! Did you know, it is not only a place to spend the summer? Fall in Bend is a best-kept secret among savvy travelers! You can enjoy all the same summer activities, but with less people and weather still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.
Looking for things to do in Bend, Oregon? If endless outdoor recreation options, great restaurants and shops, and world-class winter sports are your idea of the perfect vacation, Meredith Lodging has you covered with our Bend and Central Oregon collection of beautiful Bend vacation rentals! Ready to plan your fall getaway? Check out our Best Places – Bend list to make planning even easier. Fall in love with the magic of Bend in Autumn!
Best Places to Eat and Drink in Bend
If you want a beer with a view, Crux has the best beer garden in Bend. Housed in a former AAMCO Transmission Shop, right in the heart of town, this non-traditional brewery has spectacular views of the Cascade mountains. Watch the sunset at Sundowner Hour ($1 off pints) and take in the stunning scenery. Kids and dogs welcome.
Bend Family-Friendly Activities
Kid-friendly fun on the Deschutes. Stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe on the Deschutes! In 2014, Outside magazine honored Bend as the world’s best stand-up paddle board getaway. Whether the kids or the kid in you wants to try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing, the friendly local outfitters at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe or Stand on Liquid are happy to help, offering lessons and rentals.
Outdoor Recreation Activities in Bend
Ready to experience all the magic that Bend has to offer?
A stay in a Meredith Lodging Bend vacation rental will be a perfect home base as you explore and discover all that Bend has to offer. We guarantee one visit will have you falling in love! We have beautiful, private vacation homes to suit all budgets and group sizes, from luxury high desert estates to cozy cabins and chalets. You can view our entire Central Oregon Collection online or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 and they will help you plan the perfect trip.