It’s your first visit to Bend, Oregon and time to discover the countless year round adventures that make up our little slice of Central Oregon. You’ll explore limitless opportunities for the outdoors, fun community concerts and events and downtown entertainment, and the best vacation of your life when you visit us here Bend. Let’s play!
Scenic Helicopter Flights, Discover the Cascades
Bend, Oregon’s premier helicopter tour and charter company invites the entire family to discover our very own “Ring of Fire” volcano flights, take a helicopter tour to a local vineyard. Explore the best of Bend from the air. Flights from $199 per person. Let’s fly!
Mt Bachelor Year Round Fun
Our local tourism rockstar Mt. Bachelor is Northwest’s biggest ski resorts and this is one of the main reasons people flock to Bend each year. We enjoy 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, you can also take helicopter tour over the summit 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.
Float Our Local Snow Cooled Rivers
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 Tours, Riverstone Adventures or Ouzel Outfitters run rafting trips for all skill levels on the Deschutes as well as other area rivers.