Things to Do in Bend, Oregon | Summer Helicopter Tours
Long summer days and nights are what bring visitors to Bend, Oregon from around the world. In the shadow of the snow-capped Cascades our little town delivers more adventures, concerts, rugged travel trailer rentals, activities and exciting tours than you’ll have time for in just one visit. Let’s play!
Summer Helicopter Wine Tasting Vineyard Tours
Nothing says Bend, Oregon like outdoor experiences that last a lifetime. And nothing says summer adventure like hopping in your own private helicopter to go wine tasting at our premier vineyard, a place where magic happens. Or you can enjoy helicopter golfing from your favorite resort, scenic helicopter tours, or corporate helicopter charters from FBO’a in Redmond and Bend. The options are limitless!
Experience Central Oregon’s stunning snow-capped high mountain scenery with scenic helicopter flight from any of Bend’s top resorts directly to Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, born from the visionaries, Roger and Cindy Grossmann. They have carefully created the beginnings of a 315-acre development, vineyard and guest ranch, in Terrebonne, Oregon nestled in a private 1,800 acre valley. A helicopter flight to their beautiful 15 acre vineyard offers locally made wines available for tasting in their newly remodeled tasting room and a wedding or event site that features master gardener landscaping. The views of Smith Rock and the Three Sisters Mountains are breathtaking both on the helicopter flight in and out.
Summer Sunset Kayak Adventures
A quick drive (just 30+ minutes) up into the Cascades and you will experience some of the most pristine mountain lakes anywhere in the world, with heart-stopping views that last all day long and well into the late evening sunset glow.The best places to kayak in Central Oregon? Sparks Lake and Hosmer Lake be sure to drop by any one of our local boutique markets and pack yourself an amazing picnic.
Summer Cycle Pub Bend’s Family Beer Adventure
Part of the Bend experience for families, bridesmaids and groomsmen parties, corporate events is pedaling our very own Cycle Pub around town with your 12 closest friends. Tour our little mountain town while enjoying some of the best Bend breweries along the way. Be sure to fill your Hydroflask with great-tasting beer for the ride. We recommend Crux Double Cross, Silver Moon GetSum and Atlas Apricot Cider.
Summer Below Ground…in a Cave
One thing about Central Oregon during the summer it gets hot, seriously hot in some cases. The good news? Under the Central Oregon desert is a system of lava tubes that naturally stay at an ever-so-cool 45 degrees. Nature’s refrigerator. Favorite area caves for exploring include Lava River Cave, Boyd Cave, Arnold Ice Cave, and Hidden Forest Cave. Adventure is right under your feet, and part of a days worth of summer adventures here in Bend. Start your day caving and finish with a mountain bike, or river float, or?
Rent a Rugged Travel Trailer and Enjoy a Music Festival
Glamping adventures across Oregon are the best way to immerse yourself at festivals and events in and around Oregon’s scenic outback. For many, glamping in travel trailer tent campers available for rent in Bend, Oregon allow you to bring along your own comfy bedding and a bit more luxury — like a gourmet kitchen and extra storage. This year rent a luxury travel trailers in Bend and go have fun at one of over 200 festivals and weekend concerts and events across Oregon. Just hook up and go!
Hike a Volcano or Two
Get out your hiking poles, sunscreen and sheer determination because a volcano is calling you. South Sister, the third highest peak in Oregon, beckons all adventurers both young and old. At 12.4 miles round trip, it’s no easy jaunt. The 4900-foot elevation gain comes at you fast and furious. The loose shale can be maddening (bring gaiters!). But, the view from the top? It will blow your mind.