Oregon April 14, 2018
14 Things To Do In Oregon When You Thought You’ve Done Everything
After a visit to Multnomah Falls, Haystack Rock, and Crater Lake, you might be wondering what else there is do in Oregon. Well, there’s plenty of things see and do around the Beaver State that you might not be able to find in a guidebook! From one-of-a-kind roadside attractions to underground cities, our state is overflowing with hidden gems to explore and discover. Check out the following 14 activities and see how many you’ve done:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Spend the night in a treehouse.
Live out your childhood dreams with a night at Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise. Located in Cave Junction, this unique B&B is downright enchanting. Read our full feature article
for more details.
2. Take a train ride along the Oregon Coast.
All aboard! Discover the Oregon Coast like never before by taking a ride on the Oregon Coast Railroad. This delightful trip starts in Garibaldi and ends at Rockaway Beach. You'll find more information in our previous feature article
3. Watch wild horses roam.
Did you know that the Steens Mountain area is home to wild horses? If you're lucky, you can spot these majestic creatures roaming across this remote region. Read our full article
4. Sandboard the Oregon Dunes.
Feeling adventurous? Head to Sandmaster Park in the Oregon Sand Dunes Recreation Area and give sandboarding a try. This thrilling activity is a blast for all ages. For more information, check out our previous feature article
5. Visit a one-of-a-kind roadside attraction.
Darlingtonia State Botanical Wayside is one of the most peculiar roadside attractions in all of Oregon. This tiny park is dedicated to the preservation of just one plant species: the Darlingtonia californica. Also known as the cobra lily, this carnivorous plant traps and eats insects in its leaves. Learn more about this unique destination in our previous feature article
6. Travel to an underground city.
Journey beneath the surface with a trip to the Pendleton Underground. This fascinating subterranean city is over a hundred years old! Check out the whole story
to see why this is a must-visit destination.
7. Visit a rock ranch.
A visit to Richardson's Rock Ranch will let you hunt and dig for your own buried treasures. At the end of the day, you can take your finds home with you! Read our full feature article
8. Spend the day in an enchanted forest.
The Enchanted Forest is a magical amusement park located in the woods in Turner, Oregon. A day spent exploring this park is sure to leave you positively entranced. For more info, read our full article
9. Take in one of Oregon's most spectacular natural wonders.
The Pillars of Rome, also known as the Rome Cliffs, are an otherworldly natural wonder in Malheur County. These intricate geological formations must be seen to be believed. Check out our full feature article
and get out there to explore!
10. Eat at a flight-themed restaurant.
Located at the Salem Airport, Flight Deck is a unique restaurant where guests can watch airplanes take off down the runway. If you like planes, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind eatery. For more info, read our full article
11. Play in the treetops.
A visit to Tree to Tree Adventure Park includes soaring through the air on an epic zipline and walking through the treetops across a thrilling suspension bridge. You'll definitely want to take this amazing adventure after reading our full feature article
12. Hike to a stunning hidden beach.
Tucked away in Ecola State Park is the beautiful Crescent Beach. A short forest hike will lead you to this amazing spot, and don't forget to snap some photos of this stunning area! Check out our feature article
and plan your trip to this gorgeous secret beach.
13. Relax in a salt cave.
Take the break from it all at Zama Massage in Portland. This one-of-a-kind spa offers visitors the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate within their peaceful Himalayan salt cave. Check out our previous article
and prepare to have the most relaxing experience of your life.
14. Spend the night in Harry Potter's room.
Steal away to the Slyvia Beach Hotel for a chance to sleep in the Gryffindor Common Room. Located in Newport, this one-of-a-kind hotel features literary-themed rooms for every type of bookworm. Learn more about this literary lovers dream come true in our previous feature article
How many of these activities have you done before? Are there any other lesser-known spots in Oregon that you absolutely love and think belong on this list? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
For more adventures in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
Oregon’s Magical Fairy Ponds Are Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real.
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