Summer is here, and you have a great opportunity to make the most of it when you visit sunny Bend, Oregon! Known around the world as an outdoor adventure hotspot, Bend is the best place to try out any number of fun activities. From hiking to water sports, biking to golf, Bend is chock-full of summer activities for all ages. Check out some of our favorite summer things to do in Bend below!
Explore the Local Trails
Whether you prefer to hike or bike, one of the most popular activities to do in Bend is get out into the forest and along the river. The Deschutes River Trail is actually a series of three parallel trails that winds through pine forests and lava flows, alongside the Deschutes River. You can hike to numerous waterfalls along the trail, and mountain biking and horseback riding are also permitted in certain areas.
If you prefer to do your mountain biking and waterfalling with a group tour, check out Paulina Plunge for an awesome day of waterfall and forest fun. This tour takes guests on mountain bikes to two waterfalls which are basically waterslides; no one will stay dry for long! It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Get Out on the Water
Bend is famous for water sports, and there’s a reason why. The Deschutes River has both placid areas and whitewater, so basically any type of river sport you’ve ever wanted to try, you can learn here. Consider stand-up paddling or canoeing in the placid zones (with lessons available if you need them), or perhaps a whitewater day trip for the adventurous. If you love to fish, there are day trips available that will take you to the best fly fishing spots so you can catch dinner.
Pub Crawl, Bend Style
Finally, for the ultimate feeling of summer, why not go on a Cycle Pub tour to experience some of Bend’s finest craft breweries? In true Bend fashion, Cycle Pub is just what it sounds like: a pub on a bike! Their variously sized group bikes can ferry you from brewery to brewery in the coolest style, accompanied by music and your knowledgeable (and sober) bike pilot to steer you in the right direction! It’s a great way to commemorate your summer. Don’t forget to get your Bend Ale Trail booklet stamped, so you can collect your free gift at the end of your trip!
Start Planning Summer in Bend
After a day of summertime adventures, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest your head. Choose from one of our great Arrived Now rental properties, and you won’t need to worry about anything at all. With all the luxury amenities of a hotel, but the comforts of a house, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your vacation, Bend style. Check out our offerings today!