Mountain biking near Bend, OR

There are a million ways to play in Bend

Things To Do

Things to Do

Whether you pack your bucket list with breweries, bike trails, or mountain peaks, discover how Bend ticks all the right boxes.

Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

Ahhh Bend, Oregon, the mountain town that truly has it all. Nestled between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and panoramic high desert plateaus, Bend has grown from a sleepy lumber town to an international mecca for outdoor adventurers and families looking for active and healthy vacations and attractions.

Bend has you covered whether you’re seeking world-class river activities, hikes through ancient lava flows and summiting mountain peaks, or biking through scenic mountain forests. Trail runners will love the pristine beauty of Bend’s Urban Trail System. Everyone will enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk around one of 80+ public parks.

Come for the outdoors, and stay for the urban vibe. Shopping in Bend is casual and friendly. You’ll find small boutiques in the downtown area filled with locally made goods, or enjoy a stroll and shop at the Old Mill District, where you’ll find more familiar names.

Kids got the wiggles? Well, there’s plenty of kid-friendly activities in Bend. Take an afternoon and do some indoor go-karting or trampolining. Or take a hike! Check out kid-friendly hikes from the Deschutes River Trail to Pilot Butte. And make sure to grab an extra helping of high desert heaven and history with a living history trip to the High Desert Museum.

If there’s snow on the ground, scoop up all the skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating opportunities your winter-loving heart can handle. When you’re done, we’ll save a spot for you by the fire pit at a favorite Bend brewery.

Whether you love to explore the great outdoors and get your adrenaline and heart pumping, or you’re looking for family-friendly fun, people from around the world visit Bend to get outside and to be inspired by the Bend lifestyle. Follow the links below to discover tourist attractions in Bend, Oregon.

Explore the Great Bend Outdoors

Welcome to Bend, the outdoor mecca of the NW. Summer brings warm weather, longer days, and an abundance of hiking, biking, and plenty of opportunities to make a splash with heaps of lakes and rivers. Winter bestows us with snow covered mountains and chilly temps. Enjoy making turns at Mt. Bachelor, a snowshoe tour with Wanderlust tours, or hit the throttle with a snowmobile adventure.

Snowshoe tour with Wanderlust Tours in Bend, OR

Cheers to the Bend Ale Trail

Trek the world famous Bend Ale Trail sampling craft beers at ​countless award-winning breweries along the way. Pick a spot on a sunny outdoor patio or find a cozy spot beside a glowing fire pit with your favorite brew in hand. With over 22 breweries in town, take a sip from countless styles, flavors, and hops that Bend has to offer. Nothing caps off a day of play like a chilled IPA, porter, pilsner, or pale. Cheers friends!

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The Happs Around Town

Rumor has it, there’s always something happening in Bend. And the rumors are true. Enjoy a bounty of creativity with the First Friday Art Walk. Get your spook on with haunting encounters from Bend Ghost Tours. Spend an evening listening to rich, stirring classical music with the Central Oregon Symphony. Indulge in sweet, decadent baked treats from Sparrow Bakery and Nancy P’s. Or enjoy a crisp and picturesque stroll through Drake Park. Bend is bustling with cultural, delicious, and creative events all year-round.

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E-biking in downtown Bend, OR

Take The Bend Pledge

Bring Your Best Self

Take the Bend Pledge and Leave No Trace — bring your best self to Central Oregon, and take care of the places that take care of us.

Bend is a special place. By doing your part as a responsible visitor and taking The Bend Pledge, you can help to ensure Bend stays special for years to come. Once you’ve taken the pledge, share it with your friends. You could even win a trip to Bend!

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Take the Bend Pledge when you visit Bend, Ooregon.

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