Where to go in Oregon would depend on what you’d like to do in your vacation. Oregon is for anyone who would like to appreciate the wonders of nature. With it’s very diverse landscape, you can go up the highest peaks or visit it’s long coastline. There are many outdoor activities that you could do in Oregon. There are many places that could be suggested to different types of vacationers.
For the family, visiting the coastal part of Oregon would be fun for everyone. The Oregon coast is over 400 miles long and is fully accessible to the public for absolutely no charge. There are no private sections anywhere. Anyone can enjoy water sports such as windsurfing, surfing and fishing. There are even estuaries where people can catch crabs and birdwatch. The many fishing communities along the coast offer restaurants and lodging for vacationers. You can catch your own food and have it cooked by the local chefs who specialize in the local cuisine. One recommended specialty would be Chinook steak. You can catch the fish yourself and choose from among the many restaurateurs to have it prepared.
For the connoisseur, there are many breweries and wineries across Oregon. The McKenamins Kennedy School building is a shuttered structure that has been converted into an inn and a pub. There are other interesting pubs that have been converted from chapels, a farm, and a railroad station. These historic buildings were converted by the McMenamin brothers into places where everyone can enjoy great times, good food and conversation. There are many vineyards in Oregon that offer winetasting and tours. Sample some wines from Downtown Portland all the way south to Medford or Ashland in a six day tour.
If you would like the experience the pioneer lifestyle, you can start from Pendleton to see some Native American works of art at the Portland Art Museum and head on to the Wild West. There are about three interpretive centers in Oregon that offer a glimpse of Native American life and culture. A tour in La Grande will take you to the Cowboys Now and Then Museum. There are other galleries and small rural communities that take you back to the time of pioneers. One such place in Vale are the beautiful murals that celebrate the Oregon Trail.