Summer is almost over, and you and your family want to have one last Oregon vacation before the rain starts. Hood River on Labor Day Weekend is the best place to bed. You can enjoy boating, water sports and a hike on the famed Pacific Crest Trail. You can buy delicious fruits, preserves, and honey at a roadside stand and take a last bike ride along the gorgeous Columbia River. There are so many things to do, that you will want to plan your weekend in advance to make sure you hit all the Hood River, Oregon upcoming events.
Nothing can compare to a ride on the Columbia River’s Sternwheeler. The vessel leaves from Cascade Locks and takes you to see such sights as Bridge of the Gods, Bonneville Dam, and the Native American Fishing Platform. You can take a regular sightseeing cruise or take a dinner cruise. The knowledgeable staff can tell you all about how the mountains were formed and the history of the Pacific Northwest. One-hour cruises are $28 for adults and $18 for children. A two-hour cruise is $32 for adults and $20 for kids. Cruises leave from the Waterfront Grill six times a day. You have a lot of boating options on the river. You can rent a small riverboat or take a cruise all the way to the Willamette. You can take a sailing lesson or learn how to windsurf.
The Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim
Each Labor Day a group of swimmers jumps into the Columbia River from the Sternwheeler and swims for 1.1 miles to Hood River. This event starts at 5:30 am and goes until 10:00 am. You won’t want to miss one of the best Hood River, Oregon upcoming events.
Take a Hike
When you visit Hood River, make sure to take a hike on the Cold Creek Trail which is a 3.5-mile loop that goes right along the breathtaking Tamanawas Falls. You will see some truly spectacular views on this popular hike.
Where to Stay in Hood River on Labor Day Weekend
Hood River is a popular Labor Day destination. Hotels charge as much as they possibly can and are often filled up. Why not rent a fabulous vacation home? Arrived Now offers rental properties with comfortable bedrooms with tons of closet space, big living rooms with comfortable sofas and flat-screen televisions. Our kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need to make a gourmet meal. The bathrooms are up to date and sparkling clean. Book online or call us today at 800-215-9880.