Medford, OR: A Living, Breathing, Outdoor Playground

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When your life needs an infusion of the unexpected—of something bold, authentic, inspiring and relaxing—let your inner compass direct you to Medford: the Heart of the Rogue Valley.

Anchored by beautiful Crater Lake National Park to the north, the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the south, and with a world-class wine country resting in-between, Medford has an adventure for everyone. Whether you sip, bike, explore trails, run rapids, watch a live performance or dive into local farm-to-fork favorites, you can do it all in the Heart of the Rogue Valley.

But much more awaits when you visit Medford. The traveler who lets the unexpected sights and sounds of Medford take them from place to place will enjoy unforgettable, serendipitous experiences. If you’re hiking the trails, let the beauty of the forest lead you through the flora and fauna. Maybe you will spot a family of deer in the distance, snap photos of a rainbow of wildflowers, or encounter a thundering waterfall flowing with crystal clear water.

When your inner traveler craves more thrills, Medford is a living, breathing, natural outdoor playground. Fill your pack and ride your bike among the miles of trails or along the 33-mile Rim Drive at Crater Lake. Water-lovers will find endless aquatic activities when they raft the mighty Rogue River or take an exciting jet boat ride with their family.

If your stomach is rumbling after a day playing on the land, water or air (after riding among the treetops on a zipline, of course), then it’s time to hit the culinary scene throughout Southern Oregon, especially in downtown Medford. Everything from tapas to classic American comfort food favorites—with a Rogue Valley twist—will satisfy any craving. Or partake in an abundance of different cuisines from the fleet of food trucks parked throughout downtown.

But no visit to Medford would be complete without sampling the Rogue Valley’s world-class wines. Spend each afternoon at a new winery, or travel one—or two, or three, or four—of the Rogue Valley’s famous wine trails. You’ll receive a warm welcome and fabulous wine, with a different experience each time because no two vineyards are alike.

Plan your spring trip to Medford in the Heart of the Rogue Valley. Sip, explore, create and infuse the unforgettable into your next adventure. Learn more at


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