There is enough to take advantage of in Bend, Oregon for a lifetime of exploring. As such, there is no vacation duration too long in Bend. While you will not see everything there is to see throughout a week here, this is a great amount of time for taking advantage of the incredible natural beauty and the unique nature of the community here. The following are a few ideas on how you should spend your week long Bend Oregon vacation.
Begin, Continue, and End Your Day with Something Delicious
There are so many unique establishments throughout Bend that provide delicious food, one of a kind drinks, and endless fun. It is always a good idea to start your day at one of the town’s favorite breakfast spots of which there are many. Jackson’s Corner is one of the most popular in town, with two locations and an unparalleled dedication to providing the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. A visit here beckons for their town-famous Green Eggs and Ham. You can find other local favorite spots in Chow, The Victorian Café, and The Sparrow Bakery.
Moving on to lunch, there is a lot to love about your options in Bend. Drake is one of the best places to go if you are looking for a bit more of an upscale experience. They are known for inventive takes on classic sandwiches, seasonal salads, and the town’s favorite fish & chips. Find other great options in places like Barrio, Pilot Butte Drive In, and 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
For a unique dining experience that you can only find in Oregon, look for the amazing food being served out of Airstream in the rolling restaurant called Spork. Here, you will find fusions of cuisine from all over the world, perhaps best summarized by the West African Peanut Curry. Other great options are 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, McMenamins Old St Francis School, and SOBA.
Explore the Endless Beauty that Surrounds
This section could go on forever as there are endless beautiful things to see doing your Bend Oregon vacation, but let’s focus on some of the fundamentals. A good way to start the out on day one of the vacation is to visit a local favorite in Pilot Butte. There are multiple ways to get to the top of this 500-foot volcano in the center of town. Whether you hike or drive to the top, you can expect to find incredible views of the town and incredible mountains that surround.
A trip here is also incomplete without a visit to one of the many waterfalls in the area. One of the most popular is an hour and a half away from Bend in Marion Falls, and is always worth the trip. You can get there by taking a short hike from the Marion Trailhead.
At least one day should be dedicated to experiencing the one-of-a-kind craft beer scene in Bend. The best way to do this is to take advantage of the Bend Ale Trail. This trail consists of countless breweries lining the downtown area. For a one-of-a-kind experience, take advantage of the Bend Brew Bus half day tours.
Finally, you should take advantage of some kind of special event while you are in town. There is no shortage of these, as there is typically some kind of festival, live music event, or community celebration every day in Bend. For a look at the calendar of every type of event imaginable, check out https://www.visitbend.com.
Spend Your Bend Oregon Vacation in a Beautiful Vacation Home
While you will find endless things to love throughout the Bend area, there is also so much to love about the many beautiful pieces of real estate that call this town home. You will find some of the highest quality of these homes throughout the selection of vacation rental properties provided by Arrived, one of the top vacation rental companies in the area. Amidst exquisite mansions and charming little condos, you can expect plenty of space to stretch out and relax. You can count on this space to include high quality furniture, flat screen TVs, comfy beds, high-end kitchen appliances, elegant décor, and much more. Find the perfect cherry on top of a week long Bend Oregon vacation in the form of a gorgeous vacation rental by contacting Arrived today!Back to blog