Memorial Day Weekend is here! Not sure what to do? Here’s some ideas of trips you can go on with the whole family:
Cascade Lakes Highway- Just past Mt. Bachelor, you have so many options of places to stop on this trip. You can camp overnight at Elk Lake, Cultus Lake, or plan a fun day trip at Devil’s Lake and beyond.
Smith Rock- One of the most popular Central Oregon spots and we all know why, it has some of the most unforgettable views you will ever experience. Whether you are hiking up one of many trails, rock climbing, or just walking around the lower parts, the views will never disappoint.
Tumalo Falls- Only about 30 minutes out of Bend, Tumalo Falls is a spot you need to see if you’ve never been. You can see the falls before even parking, and the hike up is short and easy, good for the family, including kids.
Lava River Cave- Just outside Sunriver, the Lava River Cave is a fun experience, especially if you’ve never been caving before. It’s quite a bit colder, and much darker (pitch black) once inside, so bring warm clothes and at least 2 light sources. We recommend headlamps to keep hands-free. Check hours here.
High Desert Museum- This fun, informative museum tells the history of The High Desert. With exhibits, activities, and plenty of animals, the whole family will have a good time here. See hours here.
Oregon Observatory- This is right inside Sunriver, and offers day and night viewings. They have the largest collection of telescopes for public viewing in the United States! Get more info on their website here.
SHARC- Also located in Sunriver, SHARC is right by The Village at Sunriver. There are activities year round for the family. Although it may not be warm enough for outdoor swimming, you can: play disc golf, play in Paulina Park, enjoy the basketball hoops, or swim inside. See hours here.
Mt. Bachelor- This is the closing weekend for the mountain! They will be open from 8:30am- 1:30pm until May 26th. This weekend, they will have all sorts of fun activities the whole family will enjoy, even off skis. They will be doing the pond skim, live music, and of course, beer, because what’s a Central Oregon event without it?
You can click here to see Trip Advisor’s Things to do near The Village at Sunriver.
Click here to see some fun things to do in Bend.
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