The best way to spend your summer vacation in Bend, Oregon
Summer is what makes Bend, Oregon a special place. The weather is amazing making it the perfect northwest recreation playground. Here's a snapshot of some of Bend, Oregon's things to do in the summer when staying at our hotel in Bend, Oregon.
You'll notice many outdoor activities in Bend revolve around the Deschutes River. The next four provide great views of the mountains and beauty Central Oregon has to offer.
Float the River
Floating down the Deschutes River from the Old Mill District to Drake Park is a must do on your list of all things Bend. Local Alex Drude walks visitors through the process with his tips and tricks. More details>>
Raft the Deschutes with Sun Country Tours
Grab your family and book a Big Eddy Rafting Trip with Sun Country Tours. You'll get wet and learn the basics of rafting. Read about the Big Eddy Thriller trip and other tours Sun Country offers in the Central Oregon Area. More details>>
SUP the Deschutes or Cascade Lakes
Did you know that Central Oregon was named the best stand up paddleboard (SUP) getaway in the country? Local Judy Shasek paddles us through the best places to soak up the sun and get your paddle out in Bend. More details>>
Drinks on the Deck at Crossings
After your float, raft trip or SUP experience in Bend, why not enjoy another Deschutes River view at our signature restaurant, Crossings. Featuring Bend's best steaks, great small plates and our famous chocolate sack dessert ... all right along the river.
Golf at River's Edge Golf Course
When staying at our hotel in Bend, Oregon, make sure you take advance of the free bucket of balls offered at check in or make a tee time at our very own River's Edge Golf Course. Enjoy amazing views of the Deschutes River, Mt. Jefferson while playing at 18 holes on our golf course which was voted Bend's favorite golf course and 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. More details>>
Explore with Wanderlust Tours
Wanderlust Tours offers many ways to experience the beauty of Central Oregon. Canoe the Cascade Lakes, hope on the Brew Bus and explore Bend's breweries or head underground on their cave tour. More details>>
Mt. Bachelor isn't just a winter paradise; it's also a great place to visit in the summer. Make a reservation to enjoy sunset dinners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Try out their new downhill mountain bike park or take a scenic chairlift ride. More details>>