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Bend Attractions

Eager to know the best experiences and activities in Bend? Fabulous shopping, fantastic local cuisine and numerous fascinating tourist attractions are just a taste of what's in store. Get your bags packed and discover the gems of this buzzing city.

If you're ready to hit the streets of Bend, sign up for one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a local expert show you the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 28 fun activities in Bend are also worth a look.

Things to Do in Bend with Kids

If you're traveling with the kids, there are plenty of fun activities to do together in Bend. These family friendly experiences will put big smiles on faces both young and old:

Free Things to Do in Bend

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Bend:

Central Oregon Community College - If you're eager to explore the area's history through its landmarks, jot this one down on your travel schedule.

Central Bend - This buzzing spot is a favorite of both locals and tourists.

Westside Church - Throw a bit of spirituality into your escape by spending some time at this religious attraction.

Pilot Butte State Park - Contemplate the contrast between the big city and nature's rugged beauty at this stunning location.

Drake Park - No matter if you know your geraniums from gerberas, it's not hard to find beauty in this marvelous display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Bend

Old Bend

While visiting Old Bend, you might make a stop by sights like Drake Park and Des Chutes Historical Museum.

Southern Crossing

While visiting Southern Crossing, you might make a stop by sights like Old Mill District and Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Deschutes River Woods

While there might not be top attractions in Deschutes River Woods, you can explore the larger area and discover places like High Desert Museum and Les Schwab Amphitheater.


If you're spending some time in Larkspur, Bend Rock Gym and Pilot Butte State Park are top sights worth seeing.

Century West

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Century West and surrounding area, you can visit Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District.

Orchard District

While Orchard District might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Old Mill District and Les Schwab Amphitheater.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do in Bend for free?

You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these cool attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Old Mill District
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
  • Central Bend
  • Deschutes National Forest