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Oregon is an increasingly popular destination with travelers and, when you look at all it has to offer, it’s easy to see why. It provides the perfect balance between stunning natural beauty, thrilling adventure, boutique shopping, fascinating history and culture, and exquisite luxury. Located on the Northwest Pacific coastline, this diverse and vibrant state is fast becoming the go-to place amongst travelers of all ages. Whether you’re looking for nightlife and restaurants, relaxation and pampering or a full itinerary of outdoor activities, start planning your vacation in Oregon and enjoy the best of both worlds. Just in case you are yet to be convinced, here are four reasons to visit Oregon in 2019.

1. Awesome Wilderness

Oregon is bursting with incredible scenery to explore including mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, desert, and farmland. The Wallowa Mountains, in particular, are very popular with hikers. There are some stunning lavender fields in the valley of Mt Hood and breathtaking fjords in the Crater Lake National Park. Once you’ve finished exploring for the day, you’re not far from the city of Portland where you can recharge with some excellent coffee, restaurants, and nightlife.


2. Stunning Beaches

Oregon’s coastline meets the Pacific Ocean and provides some truly mesmerizing views of the horizon. Drive down the coastal Highway 101 and visit the best beaches in Oregon. Many include hiking trails and be sure not to miss the Haystock Rock on Cannon Beach. Wildlife fans won’t be disappointed as it can be accessed by foot at low tide so you can do some exploring.


3. Rich Culture & History

When you’re in Portland, you can’t miss some of the city’s great cultural and historical highlights. For example, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, several independent bookstores, designers and galleries. Throughout its history, Portland has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, and you can find evidence of this in the serene retreat that is the Lan Su Chinese Garden or the Japanese Garden.


You can also immerse yourself in some traditions from the Wild West at Pendleton Round-Up. This rodeo festival includes horse relays and barrel racing as well as ‘gold rush ghost towns’ to wander around.

Oregon is home to sun-soaked wine country which is renowned all over the world for the exceptional quality of its vineyards and wineries. Take a tour of some of the most famous wine cellars and sample the very best they have to offer.

4. Find an Adventure

For active and adventurous travelers, Oregon continues to tick all the boxes. Central Oregon is dominated by a high desert which can be enjoyed from the luxury and excitement of a hot-air balloon ride. Camping is a favorite activity as it cycling. In fact, you can hire specially designed bikes which enable you to ride on the sandy beaches. If you fancy pushing yourself to the limits while passing some of the state’s key natural highlights, Springwater Corridor and Willamette River trails, you could take part in the famous Oregon Marathon in July.

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