Nestled between the Oregon Cascades and Oregon Coastline, Eugene and Springfield can be the perfect hub for a vacation this year. Come for solitude in the outdoors and stay for foodie discoveries in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.
Find the Largest Expanse of Dunes in America
Discover more than 40 miles of rolling dunes in Florence, Oregon’s coastal playground. The region offers dune buggy rides, sandboard rentals and fabulous hiking trails to explore dunes and flatwater lakes around the central coast. Near the dunes find everything from classic seafood fare to fine dining options in Florence’s Old Town district. Spend a night near Old Town along the Siuslaw River, in a hotel with the beach in your backyard or even in a lighthouse keeper’s house turned into a cozy bed and breakfast.
Explore the Eugene Ale Trail
Taste the difference McKenzie River water makes on the Eugene Ale Trail. Fueling innovation and quality, find well-known breweries like Ninkasi, Oakshire, Hop Valley and more. Opt for tasting flights and short pours to taste as many beers as you can, and don’t forget to check out bottle, can and crowler options to take the experience home with you.
Tour the South Willamette Valley Food Trail
From local farms to the farm to table restaurants where many products land, use the South Willamette Valley Food Trail as a foodie guide. With bakeries, eateries, farms, farmers markets and wineries among the food trail options, each spot along the trail is committed to sustainable and thoughtful food practices, and all offer similarly amazing tastes of what the Willamette Valley produces.
Book a Cascades Adventure
The Oregon Cascades are full of fresh experiences to check off your list. Find everything from mountain biking and hiking to rafting and fishing in this haven for the outdoors. Water activities along the McKenzie River are a legendary experience and the scenery is a beautiful backdrop to your adventures. Trek further upriver to discover Sahalie and Koosah Falls and Clear Lake to appreciate the river in all its forms. Head south to the Oakridge/Westfir area and explore even more guided hiking, biking and forest bathing experiences. This fantastic mountain town is known as the mountain biking capital of the Pacific Northwest and features miles of uncrowded trails. Stay at the Westfir Lodge overnight and explore Salt Creek Falls and the loop trail to Diamond Creek Falls for stellar views and the rush of a waterfall.
Ready for more? Plan your getaway at EugeneCascadesCoast.org.