Sun & Fun

Summer in Bend

Sun on your shoulders, stars in your eyes, and a sweet, sparkling grin on your face. If that’s your summer vacation vision, bet on Bend, Oregon to bring your fantasy to life.

June, July, August, and September are magical months in Bend, with boundless biking, cycling, hiking, fly-fishing, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing, rafting, and golfing to quench your thirst for adventure. Make a customized Bend bucket list with our plan a trip tool, or take a cue from the Deschutes River and go with the flow.

Once Mother Nature has fed your soul, fill your belly at a bounty of Bend restaurants. Our legendary culinary scene boasts fine dining, casual pub fare, family-friendly eateries, and award winning chefs to treat your tastebuds to a vacation of their own. There’s plenty of patio seating if you haven’t met your fresh air quota.

When it’s time to rest, find the perfect place to lay your head by visiting our where to stay page. Discover your best Bend lodging option from hotels and motels to vacation rentals, and B&Bs.


With so much beauty to take in, you may need a few extra days.

You Look Good Outside

Picture yourself floating down the Deschutes, toes swirling lazy circles as your inner tube bobs with the current. Your belly’s full of tacos, and your legs tingle from your morning mountain bike ride.

Outdoor play is the lure that hooks most folks on Bend, especially when summer makes ‘round the clock recreation a reality. From sunrise hikes to moonlight canoeing with Wanderlust Tours, you’ll spend the whole day filling your fresh air quota. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?


The Bend Ale Trail Beckons

When summer comes, it’s even easier to tackle the Bend Ale Trail on foot as you sample craft beers at ​award-winning Bend breweries. Pick a spot on a sunny outdoor patio and watch families pedal past as you lift a pint. Nothing caps off a long hike like a chilled pilsner or hearty porter, so make it your reward for a long day of play. Cheers to earning your reward.

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Need a Break From Outdoor Play?

There may come a time in your Bend adventure when you need a break from all the outdoor fun. That time is called shopping. Or spa day. Or, “hey, kids, let’s head to the High Desert Museum and see the otters.”

While Bend’s known best for outdoor recreation, we’ve got plenty of indoorsy fun. Soak up some culture with a stroll through art galleries or the Deschutes Historical Museum. Catch a show at the Tower Theatre following a late lunch at your favorite Bend restaurant. When the kids need to get the wiggles out, head for Mountain Air Trampoline Park or Trampoline Zone with the adjacent K1 kart racing track.

And don’t worry… outside will still be waiting when you’re done.

Indoor Fun

Be Nice. You’re in Bend.

Packing for your Bend vacation? Make sure to bring your very best self. At our community’s core is a warm and welcoming spirit, and we all play a role in keeping that spirit alive.

Want to learn more about planning an eco-friendly, sustainable Bend vacation? Check out our Visit Like a Local page, then boost your commitment to the next level by taking The Bend Pledge.

Want to help preserve Bend’s wild places? Find a voluntourism opportunity that suits your interests, or make a monetary contribution to Pledge for the Wild.

Take the Bend Pledge

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