Oregon is one of the most underrated states in America. Nestled in between California and Washington, it might not get as much credit as some of the other must-visit states in America, but it has so much to offer thanks to its diverse landscape featuring mountains and beaches. When embarking on your Oregon trail, here are five places you need to visit.
Portland is known as a culinary mecca as well as a dreamland for beer lovers. Add in an unbelievable outdoor lifestyle and unique cultures and it’s no wonder Portland is one of the top destinations in Oregon. In fact, if you do make a trip to Oregon, Portland has to be on the list.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is best known for Crater Lake, which is what remains from now-collapsed volcano Mount Mazama. It’s also the deepest lake in the United States. From adventures to scenic drives, Crater Lake National Park brings it.
If you have a site for shore eyes, then Cannon Beach is perfect for you and will provide a beautiful stretch of sand that’s unlike any other. It’s commonly referred to as a top place to visit in Oregon and you have to journey to this seaside resort yourself to see why. On top of the views, there are plenty of in-town attractions to keep you entertained.
Seaside is a perfect vacation destination that’s also within 10 miles of Cannon Beach, as well as Ecola State Park and Tillamook Head. There’s plenty of hiking and beaches to go around, whether you plan on staying in Seaside or venturing to a nearby attraction.
Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is a great place for sports fans and museum lovers. However, it’s also, much like Oregon as a whole, an ideal place to dine, drink a beer, or enjoy an outdoor activity. Eugene provides the perfect blend of city and outdoor life, which is basically the theme of beloved Oregon.
While we only featured five destinations above, all five are jam-packed with entertainment and Oregon has many other attractions as well. It might not get as much buzz as California, but there are, to say the least, a million different reasons to visit Oregon.