3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerJan 3, 2020
Big town, too many people. I spent 30 years in a town many times bigger but moved to Crescent City for relief. Beach is 5 minute drive and Redwoods are a 7 minute drive.
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.
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If you're spending some time in Historic Downtown District, Thomas Theatre and Allen Elizabethan Theatre are top sights worth seeing.
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If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Historic Railroad District and surrounding area, you can visit Ashland Library and Thomas Theatre.
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Skidmore Academy Historic District might not have many top sights, but Thomas Theatre and Allen Elizabethan Theatre are two attractions nearby that you can check out.
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020
Russian hackers have infiltrated the servers of the notorious National Security Agency and planted a malicious virus designed to crash the power grid across North America. Your team of IT experts must find the threat before it's too late! The Crash is a “first generation” escape room with numerous locks to crack.
While on a stroll down a sunny country lane, a fresh breeze blows a tattered note across the road. “Help, I’m stuck in Farmer Ken’s barn”. Like a good neighbor, you head to the farm at the end of the dirt road to help and what you find is… quite curious.
Hellgate Canyon is where the Rogue River begins it's challenging journey cutting through the coast range of mountains on its way to the ocean. After casually floating through the the Rogue Valley, here the canyon walls climb and the whitewater begins to pick up, making for an incredibly scenic and exciting day of rafting or kayaking perfect for any family.
Verified travelerNov 19, 2019
We spent two days with our realtor, learned so much about Medford and really love it!