MedfordUnited States of America

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Visit Medford

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

Fun shop in a darling boutique town and home to a great University

Historic Downtown District

5/5Exceptional!(115 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Historic Downtown District, Thomas Theatre and Allen Elizabethan Theatre are top sights worth seeing.

Historic Downtown District
Road trip food!! I loved the burrito bowl

Historic Railroad District

5/5Exceptional!(5 area reviews)

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.

Historic Railroad District
Walked across the street from the ER and imagine this was the view from a physician parking lot

Skidmore Academy Historic District

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

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.

Skidmore Academy Historic District

Top Hotels in Medford

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
2525 Ashland St, Ashland, OR
$80
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Situated in Ashland, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. North Mountain ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,446 reviews)

"Fantastic property! Unique and beautiful building and setup. Great value for the price. Super friendly staff at desk. Clean and comfortable. Top notch place."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$104
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Situated in Ashland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allen Elizabethan Theatre, Angus Bowmer Theatre, and Thomas Theatre. Oregon Cabaret Theatre and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,748 reviews)

"Only issue is parking. Spots are small and there are not a lot of them."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$85
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Medford Railroad Park and Rogue Valley Mall. Providence Medford Medical Center and Medford City ...

4/5Very Good! (1,368 reviews)

"Nice clean room. The restaurant is excellent with great service."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Rogue Regency Inn and Suites

Popular things to do in Medford

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

4.5/5(260 reviews)

Find out what shows are happening at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the favorite theaters in Ashland. Experience the area's renowned opera and lively festivals.

Top activities in Medford

The Crash - A 60-Minute Escape Room Adventure!
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The Crash - A 60-Minute Escape Room Adventure!

$28

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.

The Last Straw - 60 Minute Escape Room Adventure!
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The Last Straw - 60 Minute Escape Room Adventure!

$28

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.

Rogue River Hellgate Canyon Full Day Rafting and Kayaking
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Rogue River Hellgate Canyon Full Day Rafting and Kayaking

$99

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.

Reviews of Medford

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
249
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4 - Good
473
4 - Good 47.77777777777778%
3 - Okay
229
3 - Okay 23.13131313131313%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.727272727272727%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.2121212121212122%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 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.

5/5 - Excellent

Patty

Dec 30, 2019

I also have a friend in Jacksonville. We meet in Jacksonville and have a lunch together and catch up. My son is in Medford so we were able to catch up as well.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 18, 2019

Just stayed for the night.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 16, 2019

I have to go there for business- it's a long way out there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 25, 2019

The Medford area is beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 19, 2019

We spent two days with our realtor, learned so much about Medford and really love it!

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