Tours in Bend, Oregon | Summer Things To Do

The plethora of outdoor tours and adventures this summer is one of the many reasons people visit Bend. The area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with exceptional weather, gorgeous views, helicopter tours over stunning terrain and renowned lakes, rivers and mountains within reach. Let’s play!

Bend Oregon Things to Do | Tours and Adventures

Take a helicopter tour in Bend today. Helicopter tours and adventures #inbend include stunning scenic tour flights over Pilot Butte, Old Mill District, Deschutes River, Smith Rock State Park, Crooked River, Mt. Bachelor, Devils Lake, Scott Lake, South Sister, Broken Top, Mt. Thielsen, and Diamond Lake. Fly with us today!

Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours and Rentals on The Deschutes

Bend is an excellent destination for standup paddleboarding tours and rentals, whether you’ve mastered this unique sport or you’ve never tried it at all. If you’re new to stand up paddleboarding, you can sign up for lessons and summer tours with Tumalo Creek Kayak & CanoeSun Country ToursStand Up Paddle Bend, and Stand On Liquid for either private or group lessons. But if you simply need some direction and you’re well-acquainted with the sport, try putting your board in the water at Riverbend Park in the Deschutes River, or atop the more serene waters at the Elk Lake Marina, where you can rent standup paddleboards by the hour.

Golfing Adventures and Helicopter Golfing Tours

Due to its terrain, Bend enjoys plenty of sunshine and an overall dry climate, providing ideal conditions for golfing and helicopter golfing as well. In fact, the town has been called “the Palm Springs of the North” for its amazing golf culture. There are plenty of courses in the area that take advantage of these conditions and abundance of golfers living in the area. Try River’s Edge Golf CourseTetherow Golf ClubSunriver Resort or Widgi Creek Golf Club for an unforgettable golfing experience.

Hot Springs and Summer Camping Tours

After all this activity rent a $99 tent camper in Bend and take some time to relax and unwind. Hot springs have plenty of health benefits, promoting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Nearby hot springs include Deer CreekMcCredie Hot Springs and Paulina Lake Hot Springs.

Summer Concerts and Music Festivals

Throughout the summer, there are several shows on the schedule at Les Schwab Amphitheater — from Sheryl Crow to Dave Matthews Band, and everyone in between. This year, the amphitheater currently has 16 shows booked with tickets on sale, which is more shows than the amphitheater has seen in its history. The full lineup of the Bend Summer Concert Series can be seen here.