Surrounded by beautiful mountains and flanked by the Willamette River, Hood River is a fabulous place to spend New Year’s. Located near such attractions as the Pacific Crest Trail and Rooster Rock, the town is a major tourist attraction in the summer, and a popular place for winter sports. The town sponsors some great Hood River New Year’s Eve parties and there are plenty of restaurants and bars from which to choose. Here are a few of the best things to do in on New Year’s.
Portland Scavenger Hunt
If you are looking for things to do in Hood River in winter and on New Year’s Eve, you can head into Portland for their New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt. The hunt is sponsored by Urban Adventure Quest and costs $49 per team of 2 to 5 people. The hunt goes from sun up to sun down and takes you on a tour of the towns most famous business and tourist attractions.
This ski lounge is quite popular with skiers and it has become a tradition for Pacific Crest Trail hikers to stop here when they are on their journeys. You can drink and dance at the Ram’s Head Bar or you can have a multi course meal in the Cascade Dining Room. You will be able to see the firework display out of the lounges big picture windows.
Hood River New Year’s Eve Parties at Mt. Hood Meadows
Every year there is a fabulous firework display over Mt. Hood. can enjoy the display as you swoosh down the slopes because the trails are open until midnight. If skiing isn’t your thing, but you are still looking for things to do in Hood River in Winter, you can enjoy a dinner buffet and a champagne toast at Pfriem, a local restaurant with a menu of new American fare.
Double Mountain Brewery
Oregon is known for its many local breweries and its crispy and innovative wines. This brewery offers a laid-back New Year’s Eve Party complete with plenty of brew and live music from local artists. Located at 8 4th St, in the heart of downtown, the restaurant has a menu of pizzas and appetizers that pair well with the booze.
Where to Stay
There are only a few hotels in Hood River, and they tend to be pricey and small. Why not ring in the new year in style by staying in an elegant vacation home. The vacation experts at Arrived Now can find you a home with a big living room, state of the art kitchen and multiple bed rooms. Our homes are loaded with amenities and they all come with cable and high-speed internet. Give us a call today at 800-215-9880.