The summer season is already here, meaning there is no better time to start preparing for an adventurous 4th of July getaway. While the rest of the country may be dealing with the heavy heat, up here in Bend, Oregon the weather is incredibly beautiful. Take a look at how you can spend your Independence Day in Bend this year:
Fourth of July Fireworks
No 4th of July celebration would be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks up in the sky. Bend offers an incredible showcase each year for this special holiday. An amazing fireworks display launched from Pilot Butte takes place every 4th of July at 10:00 PM. You can view the fireworks from anywhere in the city, but public parks are one of the most popular spots from which to watch them. The evenings in Bend may be cooler than what you are used to back home, so bring a blanket and chair with you to stay comfortable.
Enjoy the Deschutes River This Independence Day in Bend
Ask any local in town about where a tourist needs to explore, and we guarantee most of them will say the Deschutes River. This incredible river offers all kinds of enjoyable activities that can be done over the year. The summer season is the perfect time to enjoy the cooler temperatures up in the Pacific Northwest. Several different hiking trails can be found following the river. Specifically, the Deschutes River Trail offers enough fun for hiking, biking, and even climbing. You will have unprecedented views of the river too. Of course, the Deschutes River can also be enjoyed with a kayak or canoe. You can pick up outdoor gear rentals from local purveyors such as Mountain Supply and Pine Mountain Sports. With COVID-19 still around, these local businesses offer curbside pickup so you can maintain social distancing.
Enjoy Other Outdoor Areas
Most of the trails nearby Bend are open and ready to be explored. Mt. Bachelor has several different trails that can be explored during the summer. The nearby Newberry National Volcanic Monument is the perfect family friendly environment to check out!
Changes with COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has changed how large gatherings can be enjoyed going forward. Unfortunately, the annual Old Fashioned July 4th Festival has been cancelled for this year. Please review any recommended guidelines put forth by the state and CDC to remain healthy during your travels.
Get Ready for a Memorable Independence Day in Bend
There is no better time to see what kind of fun and excitement is waiting for you in Bend this year for the 4th of July. Contact us today and let us set you up with a vacation rental that will be thoroughly cleaned before your visit.Back to blog