Bend, Oregon is Central Oregon’s outdoor jewel, once you discover it you’ll never want to leave. Shadowed by snow-capped Cascade Mountains this former ranching and logging town is now a playground for families, craft beer lovers, and seekers of the bold outdoors. With more year round tours and activities to choose from every year, you’ll be thrilled every time you visit. Let’s play!

Vacation Planning in Bend, Oregon

#1 Cascade Mountain Helicopter Tours The Cascades Ring of Fire Tour is an unforgettable scenic helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to experience as much of our magnificent snow-capped Cascade Range as possible. Offering year round helicopters tours in Bend, you’ll soon be flying above the summits with gorgeous views of snow-capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. Let’s fly!

#2 Go Fly Fishing – Fly and Field Outfitters is a complete, hands-on Oregon fishing guide service and outfitting operation that offers one-of-a-kind fly fishing experiences in some of the most scenic landscapes throughout Central Oregon. If you’re visiting Bend and are looking for the perfect afternoon outing exploring the local waters, try a Walk and Wade Trip or a Deschutes River Day Trip with their professional guides.

#3 Enjoy a Carriage Ride in Bend – Summer evenings brings out dinners, wine, friends, and Cowboy Carriage, which offers horse-drawn carriage rides downtown. If you’re visiting the Old Mill District during the holiday season, get into the festive spirit with a ride in a carriage decorated like Santa’s sleigh pulled by horses adorned with ringing bells.

#4 The Bend Tour Company – Discover activity-based tours in and around around Bend. Hop ​in ​our electric cruisers, ​Segways, or​ electric bikes from Bend Electric Bikes. John from the Bend Tour Company will tailor a tour to meet your interests, w​hether you are looking to explore Bend’s history or get to know more about Bend’s round-a-bout art. ​The Bend Tour Company also offers an official Bend Ale Trail tour of Bend’s finest craft-breweries along with disc golf/dinner nights.

#5 Float The Deschutes – Relax on any inflatable device in the water and float down the Deschutes River from the Old Mill District to Drake Park. It is a must do on your list of all things Bend. Rental equipment is available from Sun Country Tours at Riverbend Park including tubes and life vests. Join the crowd and float down the river then ride the shuttle back to Riverbend Park.