Are you the type who hates going on vacation just to sit around and relax? Well, you’re in luck, because Bend is the kind of place where there’s so much adventure to be had! No matter what kind of thrills you’re seeking, you’re sure to find them here. You can, of course, go downhill skiing on black diamond runs at Mount Bachelor, or white-water rafting on the Deschutes, but take a look at these lesser-known fun things to do in Bend, Oregon for a bit more excitement:
Boing, Boing… Bungee!
Hands down, one of Bend’s biggest thrills is bungee jumping at the Crooked River Gorge. The 250-foot jump from the Peter Skene Ogden State Park Bridge is actually the highest in Oregon, and one of the highest in North America. Get ready for some adrenaline! Let Central Oregon Bungee Adventures help you plan your leap; visit them online.
Ziplining at Beautiful Crater Lake
If you enjoy dangling in the air, but not quite feeling weightless, you might want to try ziplining instead. Crater Lake National Park is one of the best places to do it, since you get incredible views from the tree-based canopy tour, which is 1.5 miles long. It’s not over too quickly, either; tours last around 2.5 hours altogether. Plan your zipline adventure at www.craterlakezipline.com.
Plunge Down a Waterfall
If you’re a fan of waterslides, surely you’ll want to try out a natural one! Paulina Plunge is one of the more unique activities in Bend, Oregon, offering a whole day of adventure on mountain bikes and in the water. This unusual tour will set you up with fat tire bikes and lead you on beautiful forest trails to half a dozen gorgeous waterfalls. The highlight of your day? Unusual shallow waterfalls that are essentially waterslides! Book your trip on their website.
Battle It Out, Airsoft Style
Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, sometimes things can get a little heated on vacation. Why not blow off all your steam in a fun way, with an Airsoft battle! If you’re not familiar, Airsoft are air-powered toy guns that use plastic BBs, so you can safely enjoy a battle of strategy and skill. Never fear: all gear, including full face protection, is included for each game. Check it out at Peak Air Soft.
Even Adventurers Need A Rest
At the end of a full day, you’ll need a cozy place to lay your head. Our exclusive rentals from Arrived Now will allow you to relax in style, with excellent home features and luxury amenities to rival modern hotels. Whether you need a comfy cottage or a spacious home, we’re here to provide. Give us a call and come see why Bend is one of the very best travel destinations in the Pacific Northwest!