Hey, moms, dads, parents, guardians, or anyone herding around a kid or two—we see you. And we’d like you to take a big, deep breath.
We know it’s stressful planning a family vacation, especially with toddlers or teens or . . . okay, with kids of any age. But no matter what you do in Bend, Oregon, we promise tons of outdoor fun and family memories to last a lifetime.
Start your day of play with a hearty breakfast at one of our fab family-friendly restaurants. Fueled and ready to go, set out for a family hike to Tumalo Falls waterfall or the volcanic splendor of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. If there’s white stuff on the ground, that’s a great excuse to head for one of our Sno-parks for sledding or a good ol’ fashioned snowball fight.
Hungry for a new experience? Book a cave tour, canoe outing, or snowshoe adventure with Wanderlust Tours. If you’re craving some two-wheeled adventure, Cog Wild boasts a huge array of bike tours ranging from half-day summer outings to wintertime fat biking in the snow.
What to do next? Visit the Sun Mountain Fun Center, or check out the children’s wing of the Bend Public Library or the indoor pool at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. Don’t leave Bend without visiting the High Desert Museum offers amazing glimpses into Bend’s natural history and wildlife. Your kids will get up-close and personal with critters that call Central Oregon home, have a face-to-face conversation with early settlers of Bend, and witness an authentic sawmill from the 1800s.
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