If you've been feeling a little too confined this winter, spring is a great time to plan a vacation that gets you outdoors and out on the road, and southern Oregon may be the perfect place to visit. While southern Oregon is a great place to visit at any time of the year, the warm air and mild weather make spring an especially inviting time to take a trip to this unique area of the country. Take a look at some of the fun things that you can do in southern Oregon this spring.
Take a Winery Tour
If you usually think only of Napa Valley when you think of wineries, it's time to broaden your horizons. There are more than 150 wineries in southern Oregon, and they produce a surprising amount of different types of wine. Chardonnays, cabernet francs, tempranillos, albariños, viogniers, malbecs, gewürztraminers, syrahs and pinot noirs are just some of the types of wine that the region does well.
Whether you take a day trip and visit only one winery, or take a long weekend and fill it with winery tours, you're sure to discover something new and delicious. Drink in the rugged Oregon scenery while you're tasting wine samples, and pick up a few bottles of your favorite discovery to share with your friends at home. Some wineries even make a point of providing family-friendly tours, offering crayons and coloring books, toys, and picnic areas, so this is a great vacation diversion for families with children as well as couples or single people.
Hit the Beaches
The southern Oregon coast has a number of great beaches to recommend it. Whether you're looking for great photo opportunities, native wildlife, or a great spot to mingle with locals or other travelers, there's a beach in Oregon that has what you're looking for. Take the time to explore at least a few of them while you're there.
Stop at Secret Beach to rest and relax after hiking on the Oregon Coat trail. There's a waterfall that will make for a terrific vacation photo and tidepools to explore at low tide. If you want to get a look at some of the native marine life, just follow the sounds of seals and sea lions at Simpson Beach near the Shores Acres State Park. Looking for a fun, busy beach that you don't have to hike to? The beach at Buena Vista State Park is simple to reach from the highway, and because of the easy access, you won't be enjoying it alone.
Have an Adventure
The southern Oregon coast bills itself "The Adventure Coast", so why not do something exciting while you're there? River rafting is a fun activity in the local area, and you'll have many rafting outfitters to choose from. If you've never tried river rafting before, you may want to choose a trip down the Lower Klamath River – it's mild and perfect for beginners. If you're a seasoned river rafter looking for a challenge, the Upper Klamath River or the Rogue River may be more your speed. If it's stunning scenery you're after, a trip down the crystal clear North Umpqua River will take you through gorgeous forested canyons that you'll need to see to believe.
If river rafting doesn't excite you, then ziplining might be the adrenaline rush that you're looking for. This is a unique way to experience Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley – you'll have a bird's eye view of the terrain as you sail above the tree tops on suspended cables.
A trip to southern Oregon might be just the thing that you need to refresh and rejuvenate yourself after a long winter. Southern Oregon has plenty of great hotels to accommodate visitors, so why not start looking into booking a springtime trip for yourself right away?Share
29 February 2016
When I started traveling a lot for work, I assumed that the best thing about any hotel was the pool. I would go out to dinner someplace close to the hotel every night, and simply watch TV or sit in the hot tub. However, after talking with a friend of mine, I discovered that hotels offer a lot more than I thought. My friend asked me to try room service and to rent movies in my hotel room. It was incredible to learn all of the tricks to staying in a hotel, and I want to share them with you. As you travel, remember the articles on this website.