Fun Activities While On Vacation in Bend Oregon

mirror pond by drake park in Bend oregonHere at Maid in Central Oregon we love where we live.  When we’re not busy cleaning our clients homes we enjoy getting out and enjoying everything this area has to offer.   If you’re  a visitor to Bend, here are a few pointers.

When you go on a vacation, the location of the place you choose to stay at may be the most important decision you make. Some people are content to spend their entire vacation reading a book indoors, but if you want to enjoy both natural beauty and outdoor recreation, consider staying a few days in Bend, Oregon lodging accommodations.

Where to Stay

Bend lodging is truly attractive and comfortable, but the most appealing characteristic that defines it is ideal location. There are so many activities to enjoy in the area. If you like spending time outdoors, hike to Squaw Creek or Tumalo Falls. Fish, canoe, kayak or swim in the Deschutes River or one of the three lakes around Bend. State parks in the area provide mile-long hikes that are mild enough for the whole family and the evening sunset often paints the nearby mountain slopes with pink and orange hues.

You can also check out the small town of Sisters to the north west of Bend.

Two Amazing Seasons

Winter is also a great time to visit Bend. The dry snow that is characteristic of the basin area makes Bend a great place to find good skiing. For a little diversity, you can also spend some time snowmobiling, ice skating and sledding. A cup of hot coco, a bath and an hour or two in front of the fire will be the perfect way to wrap up a day on the slopes.

Whether you visit Bend in the summer or the winter, shopping in the area is also a fun way to spend the day. Between six different shopping districts there are a wide variety of goods for sale. You are bound to find a treasure or two in all the antiques, art, apparel, books, children’s toys, gifts, quilting supplies and jewelry that Bend has to offer.

Great Food and Bars and Coffee

Bend is also a scenic city. Walking the streets visitors will enjoy sculptures, historic sites like the Old Mill, the calm water of beautiful Mirror Pond. For night time entertainment, turn to Bend’s downtown Tower Theater where comedies, musical and ballets are performed. Guest bands and artists also visit the theater.

One of our favorite restaurant spots is The Sparrow Bakery Northwest in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood of Bend.  For a unique coffee shop experience check out Lone Pine on Tin Pan Alley.

There are a plethora of fun activities to choose from in Bend, and just as many options when it comes to lodging. Luxurious resorts tempt visitors to enjoy their stylish rooms and guest pools and Jacuzzis, but there are also more economical hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and beautiful campsites to choose from. Every budget can find a place in Bend to set up a base camp of sorts so that you can enjoy all the attractions in the area.

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