Things to Do in Bend Oregon | Tourist Attractions in Bend | Helicopter Tours

Flying the snow covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains in a helicopter is a thrill you’ll not soon forget. The high desert of Central Oregon features our mountain town and is the adventure gateway of Bend, Oregon the international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of exciting vacation experiences and tourist attractions.

Visiting Bend, Oregon Year Round Adventures, Tours and Things to Do

Whether you’re seeking tent camper rentals or want to explore world-class river activitieshiking and biking opportunities on endless ​miles of trail around the city, the pristine beauty of trail running on Bend’s cutting-edge Urban Trail System, a living history trip to the High Desert Museum, or simply enjoying the vibrant energy of a hip, cosmopolitan mountain town, people from around the world visit Bend to get outside and to be inspired by the Bend lifestyle. Follow the links below to discover tourist attractions in Bend, Oregon.

Day Trips in Bend, Oregon

Make time to hit some of our major state parks, national monuments, and other bucket-list landmarks during your next Central Oregon vacation. Bend is just 40 minutes to Smith Rock State Park to see the towering basalt cliffs, and it’s a two-hour trek to Crater Lake National Park to see the deepest lake in the U.S., which formed when a volcano collapsed on itself. The Painted Hills Unit of the John Day National Monument is less than two hours away and features stunning multicolored hillsides and sweeping views. You can also day trip to see things like the spellbinding turquoise waters of the Metolius River (40 minutes) or take a two-hour drive and a woodsy hike to see the stunning depths of Tamolitch Pool (also known as Blue Pool).

Helicopter Tours to the Cascades

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!