Have you heard? Bend is in. From carving powdery turns all the way down a volcano or snow-biking to a roaring waterfall, to snowshoeing with epic views and enjoying some craft brews … talk about a Bendolution! Bend, Oregon was designed for wanderlusters, whether your trip is adults-only, or an adventure for the whole family.
Surrounded by some of the most iconic mountains in the Cascades—and with the Deschutes River weaving through it, Bend’s totally walkable downtown is lined with coffee shops, brew pubs, cool stores, and outstanding restaurants specializing in creative, locally sourced fare. It’s a launchpad for all kinds of outdoor activities. “Kids Ski Free” at Mt. Bachelor, a volcanic beacon of bottomless powder and the fifth largest ski resort in America. Snowshoe tours have you stomping to huge views, and cracking open some craft brews!
Do-it-yourself types can rent gear and cross-country ski to a log cabin warming hut at the impeccably maintained Virginia Meissner Sno-Park or snowshoe an easy trail to gushing, gorgeous Tumalo Falls. Bend’s big on fire pits: gather around one at a spacious brewery and catch the sunset with new friends. Bend is in. Are you in?
Dog is your co-pilot? Bend is one of the most dog-friendly places on the West Coast, including accommodations.