Entering the new year brings the chance to experience new opportunities and check new destinations off the bucket list.
Set aside some time this month to plan new life experiences, places to visit and adventures to explore. Need some inspiration? Kick it off with a few ideas in three distinct Oregon regions.
Visit the Oregon Coastline
See the largest expanse of dunes in North America in Florence, Oregon. From dune buggy rides to sandboarding down rolling hills, there are more than 40 miles of sandy expanse to explore in Florence, Oregon.
Get a glimpse at what lies beneath the waves and discover tidepools at Strawberry Hill Wayside and Bob Creek Wayside.
Cozy up with a cup of chowder in historic Florence, on the banks of the Siuslaw River. Check out local shops full of treasures, from antiques to fun new finds.
Discover Urban Adventures in Eugene
Taste the difference the McKenzie River makes in the beer scene around the Eugene Ale Trail. Pair classic beers with great bites at brewery eateries like Ninkasi’s Better Living Room and Steelhead brewery.
Catch a show at the Hult Center, host to off-Broadway musicals, comedy shows, concerts and more.
Discover the best of farm-to-table offerings along the South Willamette Valley Food Trail.
Retreat to the Oregon Cascades
Discover the mountain biking capital of the Northwest with phenomenal views with a few nights in Oakridge and Westfir.
Relax on the McKenzie River in a cozy lodge surrounded by the forest. Unwind your way, and explore gorgeous waterfalls, fishing spots, lush trails and natural hot springs. Or, if adventure helps you relax, book a guided rafting trip down the rapids of the McKenzie.
Recharge with a dip in the mineral-rich waters of Belknap Hot Springs.
Find out about these adventures and more at EugeneCascadesCoast.org.