Bend, OR

Travel Guide
Bend featuring a bridge, autumn leaves and a river or creek
Plenty of outdoor attractions, scenic views and a lively urban atmosphere make this mountain town one of central Oregon’s most popular destinations.

Bordered by the Deschutes River, surrounded by high desert and settled between the peaks of the Cascade Range, Bend is one of central Oregon’s most scenic towns. With a ski resort, bikeways, watersports and hot springs, it's the perfect spot for outdoor adventure or a relaxing getaway.

Originally named “Farewell Bend” after its location on the Deschutes River, Bend began as a lumber town. Take the family on a cycling tour of the area on the Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway or ride through downtown following the Urban Trail System.

In summer, rent a canoe or kayak and float down the Deschutes River or try whitewater rafting if you are feeling adventurous. Children can learn to fish at Shevlin Park, which has a trout pond reserved solely for minors to fish from.

Explore Lava Lands Visitor Center at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and learn about the volcanic activity that has shaped the region for millennia. Afterwards, recharge with a relaxing soak in the Paulina Hot Springs Lake.

In winter, head up to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, which is located just 22 miles (32.2 kilometers) outside the town center. Ski or snowboard down some of the 88 runs. Non-skiers can ride down the slopes on a dog sled, snowmobile or snow tube.

Bend offers more breweries per capita than any other city in Oregon. Embark on the Bend Ale Trail and savor malts and India pale ales from some of the town’s best breweries. Enjoy the variety of restaurants, shops and galleries that line the streets downtown. Public art installations are located throughout Bend, so there is plenty to see as you walk down the streets.

The town of Bend is a 3-hour scenic drive from Portland, Oregon’s state capital. The closest airport is in Redmond, a 20-minute drive north. Bend’s agreeable climate, picturesque location and lively atmosphere make it an unmissable destination.

Where to stay in Bend

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bend
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bend
2.5 out of 5
61200 S Highway 97, Bend, OR, 97702
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bend. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (968 reviews)
"Very clean"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bend
Best Western Plus Bend North
Best Western Plus Bend North
2.5 out of 5
20615 Grandview Dr, Bend, OR, 97701
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $199 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bend. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Best Western Plus Bend North
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3.5 out of 5
3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR, 97703
The price is $185 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star spa resort in Bend. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,355 reviews)
"Love it being on the river. Lots of repairs needed, to screen doors, etc. The restaurant manager was doing a great job-very professional and courteous to customers. Nice workout area. Lovely landscaping."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Camp Bend
The Camp Bend
2 out of 5
305 Northeast Burnside Avenue, Bend, OR, 97701
The price is $183 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this business-friendly campground in Bend. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Old Mill District and Hayden Homes ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Great property! Will stay again."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2022

The Camp Bend
Sunriver Resort
Sunriver Resort
4 out of 5
17600 Center Drive, Bend, OR, 97707
The price is $259 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 4-star spa condo in Bend. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (835 reviews)
"The placement of tv was a bit hard to see from other side of bed & no microwave. Otherwise EXCELLENT"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Sunriver Resort
The Pines at Sunriver
The Pines at Sunriver
3 out of 5
17655 Pinnacle Lane, Sunriver, Bend, OR, 97707
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly condo in Bend. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (279 reviews)
"The coffee was good, and the view spectacular."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

The Pines at Sunriver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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