We asked fellow travelers to share favorite Oregon Vacation Ideas. Here’s a list of 20+ places to visit in Oregon with tips to plan your trip: road trip guides, things to do, what to pack, where to stay and more!
Oregon is the one of the most beautiful states in the US with varied landscapes that include volcanoes, rainforests. deserts, snow-capped mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches.
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What to Pack for a Trip to Oregon
Rain jacket – always be prepared for rain while you’re visiting Oregon, especially near the coast.
Hiking shoes – If you’ll be exploring any hiking trails in Oregon, we recommend hiking shoes instead of sandals. After the umpteenth time of getting rocks out of the sandals, you’ll thank us!
Hiking socks – Darn Tough socks help prevent blisters, keep your feet dry, and are guaranteed to last.
Water shoes – You’ll want shoes that are made to get wet AND protect your feet from the rocks. If you’ll be visiting the coastal beaches and tidepools, pack water shoes.
Capture stunning images of impressive volcanic peaks, lush rainforests, pristine coastline, and picturesque waterfalls. You’ll find helpful tips for some of the most noteworthy destinations in Oregon for nature photographers.
Many of the best vacation spots in Oregon are accessible by bus or train, so you can easily travel between cities and even to the state’s more remote areas of natural beauty. Here are our picks for the best places to vacation in Oregon to help you plan an unforgettable getaway.
In this (very long) guide, here's everything we think you’ll need to plan an amazing Oregon Coast road trip. From the best stops to make and what to do and see at each stop, to where to stay and how to put it all together!
Tips for great Oregon weekend trips for foodies. Whether you’re looking for romantic getaways on the Oregon Coast or some of the best weekend getaways in Oregon for culture, our recommendations will make sure you eat well!
Cannon Beach is a charming town nestled along the Oregon coast, known best for its iconic sea stacks. The town is filled with epic hikes, adorable beach shacks, and Pacific Northwest adventures, just waiting to be had around every corner.
We love visiting the Oregon Coast, and one of the best cities to visit if you’re looking for a good mix of family-friendly activities along with great beaches, lighthouses, and outdoor adventures is Newport, Oregon.
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve is a small high elevation National Park located in the Siskiyou Mountains of south-central Oregon. The main attractions at Oregon Caves are the ranger-led cave tours and the historic Chateau. However, the surrounding evergreen forest also offers many hiking opportunities.
Hiking Trails in Oregon
Check out these hikes in Oregon to explore lush forests, unique landscapes, and stunning waterfalls!
In this guide, we’ll cover the best places to stay in Portland in our view. For each area, we’ll give you the pros and cons of staying there, and a couple of cool places to stay that we like based on our research.
There are many different Oregon lake cabins that you can choose from, depending on your budget and preferences. Some of the options available include rustic cabins, luxury cabins, and even yurts. No matter what type of cabin you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views of the lake, the forest, and the mountains.
The Inn at Cape Kiwanda is located in Pacific City, Oregon. It’s about a 2 hour drive from Portland, depending on traffic. This Oregon Coast hotel is right across the street from the beach. All their rooms and suites directly face Haystack Rock and the Pacific Ocean.