If you only have 48 hours to enjoy the wonders of Hood River, Oregon, it can be difficult to only choose a certain number of activities to keep you busy. Hood River is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven with mild temperatures nine months out of the year. Here are the best Hood River activities for your 48 hours in the area:
Fuel Your Morning
Your morning ritual of finding your local caffeine hot spot will be easy with Hood River’s impressive selection. Local coffee experts at Ground hand-roast their beans from a variety of countries, making sure they provide the flavor you are looking for. Enjoy a black coffee or have them whip up one of your favorite espresso beverages.
Explore the Columbia River Gorge
Hood River is featured across the 80-mile region of waterfalls and green scenery called the Columbia River Gorge. You can take a beautiful hike upon the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. You will enjoy delightful views of gorgeous waterfalls bigger than any others in the area and rise over 4,000 feet for incredible views.
Grab a Drink
Oregon is one of the microbrewery capitals of the country, with over 100 independent establishments in the state. Hood River is home to three of the most celebrated breweries in the state that deserve your attention. You may have seen one of Full Sail Brewing Company’s delicious concoctions in a local BevMo, but you have not experienced it from the source. Enjoy one of their free daily tours and delicious grub menu. Also, do not forget to check out pFriem Family Brewers for Belgian-inspired beers and Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom for a vast selection of seasonal and one-off brews. If beer is not your beverage of choice, check out one of the area’s many wineries that also call Hood River their home.
Hood River Activities Downtown
You will not find a more unique selection of shops, restaurants, and bars than in downtown Hood River. Spend a carefree afternoon in one of the local art studios, read the historic placards found spread out detailing the town’s founding, get your vacation shopping in, and much more! Hood River is the perfect 48-hour romantic getaway or short trip with the kids.
Book with Arrived
If you are ready for the fun Hood River activities and amazing sights of the area make sure you book with Arrived to find the perfect vacation rental. Our expert staff will help you find the most comfortable stay that will keep you close to all of the action in Hood River. Give us a call today to book your next vacation rental and start planning activities for your 48-hour weekend excursion!