If you can only manage to get away for an extended weekend, never fear! You can have an awesome vacation in just three days when you visit scenic Bend, Oregon. There’s so much to do in this Central Oregon city that you might have a tough time deciding! But you can be sure that, whatever you pick, you’ll have a great time. Check out these fun suggestions for your next Bend, Oregon travel vacation!

Explore the Great Outdoors

Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a selfie aficionado, Bend’s outdoor scenery is the stuff of dreams. A visit in winter will introduce you to some of the Northwest’s finest powder, and since Mount Bachelor has one of the country’s longest ski seasons, you can take advantage of that for much of the year. If skiing’s too much work, sit back and enjoy a unique experience on a dogsled ride through the Deschutes Forest!

If you come in summer instead, you can still enjoy Mount Bachelor’s trails, only you can hike them instead. Or, why not try out some water sports? Bend is famous for its river action, including kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddling. If paddling isn’t your thing, perhaps a mountain bike ride would be more your speed? Or just some relaxing freshwater fishing, or how about a round of golf? Bend has all this and more, so just consider what your perfect outdoor adventure would look like. You can find it here!

Fuel Up for Your Adventures

With only three days for your Bend vacation, you won’t want to spend them cooking. Luckily, downtown Bend offers a huge selection of amazing eateries you’ll want to sample, before and after your excursions. Start off your day with breakfast at McKay Cottage Restaurant, a Bend staple which offers crepes, French toast, and other morning favorites at outdoor lawn tables. Great lunch spots include Barrio, where tapas plates and unique tacos invite sharing of new flavors with your friends. For dinner, sample Spork’s “global eats with a green sensibility,” and enjoy new and unique flavor combinations created with local and sustainable ingredients. And of course, top it all off with a visit to one of Bend’s world-renowned craft breweries, to sample the very best that Bend has to offer!

Sleep Like a Baby on Your Long Bend Weekend

After having so much fun during the day, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest your head at night. Where better than at one of our exclusive Arrived Now Bend vacation rentals? You’ll get just as much comfort (and as many great amenities) as at a hotel, but with much more room. Check out our great selection of cozy cottages and spacious homes, then give us a call today to reserve your very own Bend rental!