Best Road Trips in Oregon

See the Beaver State Along These Famed Tours

A staple of the scenic northwest, Oregon has everything from lush landscapes to the breathtaking Pacific coast, and the popping Portland metro region.

If you love books, coffee, shopping, great food, unique attractions, and colorful festivals, don't miss this tour of the City of Roses – better known as Portland. Explore the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, the Portland Art Museum, and the Nob Hill neighborhood. Grab a paperback from Powell's City of Book, a treat from Voodoo Doughnut, and something handmade, local, organic, or whatever at Portland’s Saturday Market.

For you active types, don't miss the outdoor opportunities of Oregon. Explore the Central Cascades for the Three Sisters peaks, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail, and sights of Salt Creek Falls. Don't miss the Newberry Crater National Monument, golf in Bend, and eagle watching in Madras.

And if you've never been to Willamette Valley, anticipate the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon, and wineries in Springfield – yes, "that" Springfield. For you fall travelers, check out college football at the the University of Oregon or Oregon State University – because you must choose.

Find yourself amongst a scenic, bluff-heavy backdrop on the Oregon Coast. Here, you never forget the Pacific Ocean is near while you explore seaside cities like, well Seaside, plus Lincoln City, Newport, Coos Bay. Don't miss the Cranberry Festival in Bandon, the Redwood Nature Trail in Brookings, and some déjà vu in Astoria – the set of Kindergarten Cop and The Goonies.