Picture the ancient snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountains rising above the clean, clear waters of the Deschutes River—it can only be Central Oregon. This veritable paradise boasts miles of forest trails, and with more than three hundred days of sunshine each year, there’s plenty of time to enjoy outdoor adventures like skiing, kayaking, and hiking. In 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die you will be swept into this magical part of the United States, where the natural wonders will make you fall in love, and the year-round entertainment might just make you stay a lifetime. Stand on top of a volcano inside the city of Bend and drink in the views. Become a beer connoisseur at the many innovative breweries throughout the area. Get insider’s tips for the best place to enjoy a lazy float down the river, or relax even more in an opulent Turkish-style hot pool after a good hike. Don’t forget to sample some of the best restaurants featuring the delicious dishes of Pacific Northwest cuisine like Wild Cod.
Local author and lifelong traveler Joshua Savage’s passion for exploration comes through loud and clear in his valuable tips about one of the best outdoor destinations in the world. With this in-depth checklist and definitive Central Oregon guide, you’ll navigate experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.