Take a Spring Trip to Ashland, Oregon

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Discover a year-round paradise. Explore Ashland this spring. With sunshine and sophisticated amenities, surrounded by a beautiful scenic backdrop, springtime in Ashland offers amazing colors in bloom.

Why Ashland?  Ashland receives on average 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather is amazing and so are the people.  You can literally feel the culture. Though many know Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, there are live music venues, museums, art galleries and performing arts to explore. Take in a performance at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University or dinner and show at the Oregon Cabaret. Boutique shops offer a memorable shopping experience.

Sip and taste local.  Ashland and Southern Oregon’s wines are as good as the best in the world. With the same latitude as France, Spain and Italy and a 7-month growing season, the wine scene is authentic and approachable. Engage in the experience of the delicious varietals like viognier, syrah, tempranillo and grenache. Ashland’s microbrews are also award winning and pair well with the amazing cuisine that its culinary scene creates with over 100 restaurants to choose from.

Craving chocolate? Love independent film?  Ready to run with your friends?  There is an event for you in Ashland. From the Oregon Chocolate Festival, the first weekend in March, to the Ashland Independent Film Festival in April and many races to compete in, there is always something fun going on in Ashland.

Nature invites you. Enjoy a birders’ paradise with 327 species of birds in Southern Oregon. The rivers run strong in spring from the mountain snowmelt and so do the fish. It is an excellent season to go fishing or rafting with an outfitter on the nearby Rogue River.  Spring skiing can be enjoyed at Mt. Ashland through early April.

Experience cultural, culinary and outdoor adventures. Come enjoy Ashland this spring, as you like it. To plan an Ashland getaway, visit http://www.ashlandchamber.com.