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Medford, OR
Travel Guide

Visit southern Oregon’s largest city to enjoy regional produce, including wine, and easy access to outdoor activities in Ashland, Crater Lake and the Pacific coast.

Medford is located in the Rogue Valley, a lush region surrounded by the Cascade, Siskiyou and Oregon Coastal mountain ranges. View this distinctive landscape as a dramatic backdrop while visiting southern Oregon’s largest city.

Begin your experience in the OldTown Dining and Entertainment District, Medford's downtown. This historic district offers picturesque architecture and a walkable layout, making it a great destination for an afternoon of casual exploration. Galleries and boutiques line the streets. Have dinner in one of the artisan restaurants here then watch a performance at the Craterian Performances at Collier Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy the good food, nightlife and tax-free shopping opportunities that abound in Medford’s commercial center.

In the heart of Oregon’s fertile agricultural region, Medford is known for producing some of the best wine, cheese and produce in the state. Farmers markets and craft fairs are weekly occurrences at the Armory, Medford’s primary events center. Be sure to sample the Rogue Valley's delicious Harry & David's Royal Rivera pears. Drive a few miles outside the city center and pay a visit to one of the dozens of vineyards in the region. As well as tastings, most wineries offer food and live music options several times a week.

Medford is known for its warm spring, summer and autumn months. Spend a day climbing Roxy Ann Peak in Prescott Park. The trail, which is just 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) from the city center, is suitable for hikers of all ages. It offers beautiful views of Medford and the surrounding countryside.

Bear Creek Park and Hawthorne Park are both in the middle of downtown and offer convenient waterfront access, making them beautiful locations to enjoy a picnic lunch with a view.

Drive 13 miles (20.9 kilometers) south from Medford to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival, an event that runs from February through November and attracts nearly half a million visitors annually. Crater Lake National Park, featuring a deep lake of an incredible blue colour and surrounded by sheer cliffs, is just over an hour’s drive from downtown. Medford’s location also makes it possible to take daytrips to the Pacific Ocean, Klamath Lake and even northern California.

Where to stay in Medford

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
2525 Ashland St, Ashland, OR
The price is $101 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Ashland hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Schneider Museum of Art and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum and close to winter ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,542 reviews)

"Everyone from check-in to check-out was pleasant and very hospitable. The accommodations were clean and the Pickleball courts are wonderful! We were so grateful that there was a strict standard for adherence to covid rules. Room service was great and the food tasty. Relaxing stay!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
3 out of 5
98 Central Ave, Ashland, OR
The price is $112 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oregon Cabaret Theatre and Ashland Library. North Mountain Park and Lithia Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,195 reviews)

"Fine place to stay overnight. Facilities were clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
2300 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR
The price is $92 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Providence Medford Medical Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from The Expo. Rogue Valley Country Club ...

4.1/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Great value, no pet fee, decent restaurant on site. Will stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
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.
Earth Cottage - Furnished two Bedroom Beauty!
Earth Cottage - Furnished two Bedroom Beauty!
Ashland, OR
The price is $135 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Ashland, this romantic vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Cascade Range and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Emigrant Lake. ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum and ...

Earth Cottage - Furnished two Bedroom Beauty!
Cozy Modern Log Home With Amazing Backyard/bbq 3 bd 2 bth
Cozy Modern Log Home With Amazing Backyard/bbq 3 bd 2 bth
Medford, OR
The price is $215 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Medford, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Blackbird Statue, Beekman House, and Beekman Loop Trail. Quady North and Art Presence Art Center are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Relaxing

"comfy ...cozy ... yet spacious ... and a great kitchen, too"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Cozy Modern Log Home With Amazing Backyard/bbq 3 bd 2 bth
Bee Well in a Light-filled, detached Guesthouse
Bee Well in a Light-filled, detached Guesthouse
Central Point, OR
The price is $88 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

Located in the heart of Central Point, this historic cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Point Library and Crater Rock Museum. Rogue Valley Family Fun Center ...

5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Modern and Chill

"I would come back here again when I visit the PNW. Everything was effortless including communicating with the property owner and I really appreciated the reading materials and little touches around the cottage. Also, it was clean and everything worked. A nice little gem."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

Bee Well in a Light-filled, detached Guesthouse
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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