Take This Road Trip Through Oregon’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For A Charming Experience

Here in Oregon, the wanderlust is real. There are simply so many places to see and explore, and there’s no better way to do this than a road trip! If you’ve ever wanted to explore some of Oregon’s most charming small towns, we have just the road trip for you. One of the best road trips in Oregon, this scenic adventure will lead you all along the Oregon Coast, through the Willamette National Forest, all the way to lovely Jacksonville, stopping by some of the most charming small towns in Oregon along the way. Fuel up the car, and let’s go!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Do you enjoy Oregon’s small towns as much as we do? Each and every one of these winsome little locales makes for an amazing day trip adventure!

For more of the best road trips in Oregon, check out these bucket-list-worthy adventures.

Address: Vernonia, OR 97064, USA
Address: Astoria, OR 97103, USA
Address: Cannon Beach, OR, USA
Address: Depoe Bay, OR 97341, USA
Address: Yachats, OR, USA
Address: Florence, KY, USA
Address: Drain, OR, USA
Address: Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA
Address: Sisters, OR 97759, USA
Address: Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA
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Best road trips in Oregon

August 10, 2021

What are some bucket-list-worthy road trips in Oregon?

There are few better ways to experience the unique wonders of Oregon than by taking a road trip through the state. We know this, which is why we are always putting together epic Oregon road trip adventures! From chasing waterfalls to touring the state’s most delicious restaurants, here are eight of the best road trips in Oregon you can take for truly unforgettable experiences. Spoiler alert: our Natural Wonders Road Trip is absolutely one you need to add to your Oregon bucket list. On this trip you’ll visit the deepest lake in the country, the summit of a mountain, Oregon’s Painted Hills, and more — all in one of the most unforgettable scenic road trips in Oregon. Could there be anything better?

What’s the best small town in Oregon?

In addition to each and every one of the small towns listed above, definitely add Silverton to your list of charming Oregon towns. Known as Oregon’s Garden City, Silverton is home to an abundance of beauty, everywhere you turn. Truly — head out in any direction from Silverton’s main square, and you’ll encounter something splendid: a roaring waterfall, magical garden, covered bridge, or quaint landmark. It’s such a joy to be in Silverton, which, in our humble opinion, is quite possibly the best place in Oregon!

What are the best day trips I can take in Oregon?

While we’re all for big road trip adventures, sometimes you just have an afternoon to spare. And in those instances, a day trip is perfect. We’ve compiled 13 of our favorite Oregon day trips in this article; noteworthy attractions include Crater Lake, Smith Rock State Park, Bagby Hot Springs, Shaniko (an Oregon ghost town!), and even a coastal drive on Oregon’s Highway 101. If you’re searching for more outdoor places to explore, we just love spending the day at Wallowa Lake. And if you’re craving all.the.donuts, you can visit six of the best donut shops in Oregon on this fun (and delicious!) day trip we put together!

Address: Vernonia, OR 97064, USA
Address: Astoria, OR 97103, USA
Address: Cannon Beach, OR, USA
Address: Depoe Bay, OR 97341, USA
Address: Yachats, OR, USA
Address: Florence, KY, USA
Address: Drain, OR, USA
Address: Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA
Address: Sisters, OR 97759, USA
Address: Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA