Exciting Summer Things to Do in Bend Oregon | Tours & Activities

Summer is coming to Bend and it’s time to plan your adventures and activities in Central Oregon’s outdoor playground. With warm sunny days and cool star filled evenings Bend Oregon is the perfect location for your next vacation. Let’s play!

Summer Tour 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 helicopter 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 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.

#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 Rent a Travel Trailer – Big Mountain Adventures has the luxury travel trailers you’ll need to be comfortable and enjoy your time at Oregon music festivals this summer. There’s been an explosion in glamping adventures in Oregon in recent years, as serious adventure seekers, weekend festival goers, families, and weekend warriors look to have it all. Central Oregon is in the middle of it all the perfect getaway for travel trailer rentals to Oregon’s outback, the Alvord desert, the Steens Mountains, Oregon’s coast, hot springs, lakes and rivers and more. Use Bend as a your travel trailer basecamp while exploring the scenic backcountry of the region and state on your way to your next music festival and event.

#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.