Bend is one of Oregon’s most-loved vacation spots, and with nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, and endless attractions for the whole family, it is easy to see why! Nestled into the foothills of the majestic Cascades, along the Deschutes River, Bend beckons visitors all year long with its high desert beauty, laid-back charm, world-class winter sports, amazing shops and restaurants, and a wide selection of year-long outdoor activities to suit all ages and skill levels.
Meredith Lodging has an extensive selection of Bend vacation rentals and Central Oregon vacation rentals. Ready to plan your next getaway? Check out our Top 5 Attractions in Bend to make your planning even easier:
Play Up on the Mountain at Mt. Bachelor Ski and Recreation Area
Mt Bachelor has something for everyone from world-class skiing to snowboarding, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and even dog sledding! The mountain also offers outstanding seasonal recreational opportunities, including scenic chair lift rides, hiking and mountain biking trails, and zip line rides.
Sip, shop, and stroll the Old Mill District
The Old Mill District is a mixed-use development based around the former spot of an old Bend sawmill. Locals and visitors alike love strolling through the Old Mill where you can drink and dine with a view of the Deschutes, shop at a variety of retail stores, enjoy live music at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, and explore the urban trails system that passes through the district.
Explore the High Desert Museum
Visit the High Desert Museum, located just outside of Bend. Kids of all ages can learn about the animals, geography, and culture of the high desert through interactive and engaging exhibits. Highlights include live animal exhibits, interacting with living history characters at the Miller Ranch, and visiting the 1904 sawmill where you can see how the early pioneers lived.
Discover Tumalo Falls
A hike to Tumalo Falls is a must when visiting Central Oregon. It’s one of Central Oregon’s best hikes! The Falls are easy to reach from town, and reward hikers with a view of stunning waterfalls. This 6.8-mile loop is rated moderate and provides picturesque views at every turn. Leashed pups can join in on the fun too!
View the Lava Lands and Newberry National Volcanic Monument
A visit to Newberry National Volcanic National Monument provides visitors with a unique chance to explore waterfalls, peaks, lakes, lava flows, and over 110 miles of trails. The scenery is truly unforgettable and will provide you with breathtaking views.
Now is a wonderful time to plan your next vacation getaway to Bend! You can view our complete collection of Bend vacation rentals, Central Oregon vacation rentals, and Mt Bachelor Village vacation rentals online, or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, follow us on social and tag those vacay posts #STAYWITHMEREDITH.
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