Our Favorite Things  To Do In  Bend, Oregon!

This up and coming city is paradise for those who love the mountains, the water, hiking, exploring, and the feel of a large city that seems more like a small hometown.

STEELHEAD FALLS

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The walk is short and the falls are mesmerizing. The best part? You can jump into the water below. Love waterfalls? Tumalo Falls in another must-see!

la pine slide

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The upper and lower falls off the Peter Skene Ogden Trail make for the best old-school water play in the area.

SMITH ROCK STATE PARK

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Smith Rock State Park was named as one of the best state parks in Oregon. Climbers flock here, and the views from the hiking trails are gorgeous.

pilot butte

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The 1.8 mile out and back trail takes you 452 ft up to the top of the butte with 360-degree views of the Cascade Mountains.

deschutes river

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You can’t visit Bend (at least not in the warm weather) without tubing down the Deschutes River, right past the Old Mill District and over the “rapids”

LAVA RIVER CAVE

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Lava River Cave within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument allows you walk an entire mile into an ancient lava tube. With temps of 40-degrees year-round.

paulina lake hot springs

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We love a hot spring, but when it’s an all-natural non-commercial soaking tub on the edge of a caldera lake — YES, please! It's only a 1.5 mile hike to get here.

the last blockbuster

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Dish Network, who now owns Blockbuster, stopped offering franchises so this is literally the last one in existence. Yes, you can rent a movie (and get fun merch!)

17 Things to Do in  Bend Oregon  Including Day Trips!

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