Summer Getaway: Things to do in Bend, Oregon
Apr 9, 2015
Nestled between the snow covered Cascade Mountains and the plateaus of Central Oregon, Bend is one of the premier destinations for outdoor adventure seekers and people in search of an active and healthy vacation. While there are countless ways to explore Bend, here are five ways to play at Pronghorn this summer while taking advantage of the incredible scenic beauty of the area.
TAKE TO THE WATER: PADDLEBOARDING
Stand up paddleboarding may be the water sport of choice of the Hollywood stars, but everyone is doing it in Central Oregon as well. Whether you are new to the sport, or have been standing up for years, the staff at Pronghorn will outfit you with the latest gear and point you to the best spots in town or in a more remote locale. Your abs will thank you.
WILD WILD WEST: COWBOY COOKOUT
Get ready for a dinner experience straight out of the old west. Enjoy steak or chicken and all the fixings by the campfire and relive the way the early pioneers and settlers of this region lived and ate before electricity and modern conveniences. Your meal will be prepared on the campfire and will be enjoyed under the setting sun and stars. It’s truly a memorable experience for both young and old.
SNIFF. SWIRL. SIP. : WINERY TOURS
Central Oregon is home to a number of excellent wineries that have come here for our unique mix of sun, soil and elevation. Join us for an up close and personal view of the winemaking process, learn how the terroir of Central Oregon is evident in the product, and sample some of the best wines that Central Oregon has to offer.
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS: STAR GAZING
Central Oregon is home to two observatories and some of the brightest stars around. Experience the cosmos like you never have before and learn more about the constellations and secrets of deep space. Our guides will open up a new world to you by explaining the wonders of the night sky and allowing you to see the sky in a whole new ‘light’.
HIKE THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL: BACKPACKING
Get set for some of the most beautiful and varied hikes in the country by stepping out in any direction throughout Central Oregon. Trails range in length, difficulty and topography and provide the ideal hike for any member of your family.
For more ways to experience all that Bend has to offer, view all of our Auberge Adventures.