Explore everything from flowers to flavors in Ashland this spring

Ashland provides a year-round destination for travelers to pursue their passions. Come relax this spring and enjoy the light of the mountain sun, the scent of the blossoms, and the warmth of Rogue Valley hospitality.  

Sunshine for your soul 

As the southernmost point in Oregon, spring starts sooner in Ashland. We sit at the top of the sunbelt and garner more days of sunshine than most of the state. Enjoy the colorful backdrop of rolling green hills, as you meander through Ashland’s quaint streets that offer the lively cultural epicenter you would expect to find in a big city. Play, relax, shop, taste, explore, sip, sleep-and repeat.  

Flowers and trails to discover  

Where the Cascades meet the Siskiyou mountains is a special place. Only here can you explore the fifth most biodiverse region in the world at the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. With easy and nearby access to mountains, forests and rivers, Ashland can be enjoyed right out your doorstep or by venturing up into the 15,000-acre watershed that overlooks Ashland. Take a fun day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail on Mt. Ashland. Ride, run or hike on over 50 miles of trails closer to town, tour beautiful scenery and unforgettable landscapes from the car, as Ashland is just over an hour away from Crater Lake National Park and other mountain lakes.  

Flavors abound in Ashland 

Ashland is home to 100 restaurants and seven amazing wineries. It is the gateway to Rogue Valley Wine Country. Haven’t heard of it? There is so much to be discovered. Celebrate spring with a taste the 2021 Rose releases at Irvine & Roberts Vineyards and Weisinger Family Winery. With over 70 varietals in the region, the landscape creates a variety of unique wines you have to taste to believe. You will love the homegrown hospitality in the form of a smile, outdoor eateries, or a pint of a local brew. Try Caldera or Standing Stone for local craft beer and farm-to-table dining.  

Something for everyone in a small town with big city culture  

Get away to Ashland this spring to make memories with the family. From the youngest to the oldest members, Ashland has something for everyone. Start with a stroll through Lithia Artisans Market, open weekends along Calle Guanajuato and offering music and art by regional artists and craftspeople. Next, take the kids to the playground in 93-acre Lithia Park, right along Ashland Creek, or another one of Ashland’s 18 parks. Ashland offers family friendly lodging, dining and adventure. Plus, 2022 includes the return of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the thespians in your life, as well as a spectrum of events not to be missed.  

Plan to live your daydreams in Ashland this spring. Follow Ashland on Facebook and Instagram, visit Travel Ashland or Request a Visitor Guide today.   

 

 

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