Everything You Need to Do When Visiting Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon is known for complementing nearly every outdoor activity from tent camper rentals to snowshoeing, to helicopter flights and tours with a backdrop of refreshing IPA’s it has the most breweries per capita of any town in Oregon. Let’s play!

Fly The Cascades in a Helicopter

Explore more with a private helicopter tour offering Bend’s best summer and winter scenic aerial tours. Exciting helicopter adventures, city tours, vineyard flights, corporate adventures, family tour groups, weddings and activities. Your private helicopter is waiting. Let’s fly!

Rent a Tent Camper and Go Glamping

Bend and Central Oregon boast the great outdoors with over 70 parks, 40 lakes, and mountain ranges Bendites prefer to spend as much of their time outside as possible. Tents are freezing in the morning and kind of wet. The solution: Big Mountain Adventures. BMA tent camper rentals are spacious mobile hotel rooms that allow whole families shelter from both mosquitoes and Airbnb cleaning fees while exploring Oregon’s outback in style!

Play On Mt Bachelor Year Round

Mt. Bachelor is one of the Northwest’s biggest ski resorts and this is one of the main reasons people flock to Bend. The ski resort gets more than 460 feet of light, dry snow each year and the ski season often extends right into spring when many other ski areas shut down for the season. For non-skiers or beginners, there’s also a tubing park and lessons, and you can even join up with a dog sled tour, a helicopter tour or snowshoe tour for something a little different. Summer is also a fine time to head to the resort as the trails on Mt. Bachelor open up plenty of hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Dining at Mt. Bachelor is a treat any time of year. In the summer, sunset dinners at Pine Mountain Lodge are a relaxing and beautiful way to end a day.

Get Wet on The Deschutes River in Bend

The Deschutes River is one of Oregon’s most iconic. It’s even got a brewery named after it (and their beers are wonderful). Bend is the perfect base for white water rafting on the river, or even just floating in an innertube if rafting is too adventurous for you. But make no mistake, you don’t have to be a river expert to go rafting. Tour companies like Sun Country ToursRiverstone Adventures or Ouzel Outfitters run rafting trips for all skill levels on the Deschutes as well as other area rivers.