At a loss for what to do on your trip to Oregon? No need to worry much. Sometimes, you just need the right inspiration to get your mind working and make that itinerary. Don’t worry because our team at Lake Street House is here to help with churning up ideas for your vacation.
Spoiler alert: there are plenty of things to do so go on and scroll through this article to find out more about these activities. Rest assured that you’ll be entertained and delighted with these ideas that we have collated for you.
Top 14 things to keep you going on your trip
- Take a walk and wander around
Never underestimate the power of walking. On the first day of your trip, you should consider walking around by yourself to get to know what the town has in store for you. There are plenty of hidden gems that are right around the corner if you’re brave enough to go about on your own.
Additionally, not all tourist destinations are advertised on listicles that you see on the internet. It’s better you take your chances and go on foot to see where destiny will take you. Additionally, taking long walks have proven health benefits, so it’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
- Take photos while you’re walking around
While walking around, why not take pictures of the sights you are seeing? You don’t need to have a high-quality camera to take good photos of the places you visit. A smartphone’s camera can work as well.
It doesn’t have to be aesthetically pleasing photos. Just take some snaps of things you want to remember from your trip. Perhaps, take a photo of yourself posing in one of the tourist attractions or just capture the picturesque image of the place.
- Visit the local park
Some may not consider the park since there are plenty of other tourist attractions about the place they are going to visit. However, here in Oregon, you’ll be missing out on a lot if you don’t try to visit the local parks.
No matter how big or small that local park is, you know that it is worth visiting just by how scenic the view will welcome you. These are hidden gems just waiting to be explored by individuals like you looking for inspiration.
- Go on a hiking or cycling adventure
The great outdoors offers a lot of adventure if you’re brave enough to heed the call. It can be as simple as a hiking trip on one of the trails in the local parks or an off-road cycling adventure with your friends if you’re up for a challenge.
Outdoor adventures don’t have to be strenuous, either. You can just take a walk and bask in nature’s majesty; Snap a few photos and be on your way to a different adventure. What matters most is that you create lasting memories and experiences that you can cherish for a lifetime.
- Try rock climbing
Looking for a more physically challenging outdoor adventure? Perhaps rock climbing is the activity you are looking for. There are plenty of mountainous formations in Oregon that are suitable for rock climbing. Just make sure that you are safe while doing so that you can go home and live to tell the tale!
Don’t worry because there are plenty of rock climbing tourist companies that would help you out with this activity. You can ask the front desk of Lake Street House to connect you with one so that you can plan for the outdoor activity.
- Go on a camping trip and stargaze
In the city, you won’t be able to see the beauty of the night sky. Whenever you gaze into the unknown and look for stars, you’ll just be greeted by an empty night sky. It’s different when you’re in the countryside like Oregon.
The night sky is teeming with stars that shimmer brightly because the countryside is free of light pollution. You can grab your tent and set up camp on one of the camping grounds of the region and gaze at the beauty of the sky.
- Horseback riding
Whether you have experience in riding a horse or not, horseback riding is something you should try at least once in your life. The perfect place to do that is in Oregon because the region has a rich topography that allows you to gallop into the wind and see marvellous sceneries while you’re at it.
Additionally, with the help of horses, you get to cover uneven terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible by foot. Isn’t that a fantastic way to spend your vacation?
- Drive around town
Sometimes, exploring the great outdoors can be tiring and you’d just want to take it slow for a day or two of your vacation. You can just stay indoors at your suite in Lake Street House or try to drive around town using a rental car.
Driving around town gives you an opportunity to get to know the place more without having to walk around. Moreover, when you drive, you get to cover more ground and explore without tiring yourself out.
There are plenty of rental cars around the area in Oregon. What you can do is ask for assistance from one of our staff to help you out in getting a car for the journey.
- Explore markets and establishments
Oregon is a state where you can find charming towns and local establishments. It’s a must to allot time just to go about and window shop in the various markets and find local products there that you can appreciate from afar or buy for yourself.
Moreover, this also allows you to learn about the locality since you’re seeing for yourself the fuss around the markets and establishments. It’s an experience worth having, especially when you just want to explore on your own.
- Visit historic museums
One of the most important things to do when visiting a place is to learn about their history. Not only are you paying your respects to the ways of the people, but you’re also adding to your knowledge in history and geography.
Going to museums is one way to learn about the history of the locality and what makes them special. Don’t worry because most museums only ask for a small fee when entering and we assure you that it’s worth it.
Aside from learning about the history of the place, you’ll also develop a great appreciation for their ways when you learn about them in museums. Just the mere fact of trying to find out about them can open your eyes to new horizons and help you build perspective in life.
- Visit the local zoo
Who doesn’t love to go to a zoo or wildlife park and see charming animals? Not only will you be entertained by these exotic animals but you’ll get to learn more through the tours that you can get when visiting these places.
This idea is perfect for families who have small children that want to explore. They’ll be able to wander around but with supervision. Moreover, they get to learn more about science and biology that they can share with their classmates when they get home.
- Go on a food trip around town
Sampling a variety of food is fun when you’re on a vacation because you get to taste different kinds of dishes that the locals eat. Whether it’s from a restaurant or a street food vendor, you’ll still enjoy the unique and exquisite taste of their local cuisine.
You should also try to get some of the local snacks when you’re out and about the town. This way, your tummy is happy and you’ve made a new experience that would make you a certified traveller.
- Have a picnic with your family or friends
There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than just laying back and feasting with your family or group of friends in one of the parks of Oregon. You’re not just enjoying the company of the people around you, but you’re also basking in the beauty of the park.
Just looking around and admiring the beauty of nature is enough to inspire you during vacation. What’s more exciting is that you’re sharing this moment with the people you love and value the most.
- Find the time to relax
Although vacation itineraries are fun to do, you also need to find time to just be lazy about and relax. After all, this is your time away from all the responsibilities that you’ve left behind in the city. You deserve to rest and empty your mind of worries that might otherwise ruin the trip.
Always allot a day or two to just go about at your own pace. You can just stay in your lodging at Lake Street House and read, write or even sleep. Just don’t forget to relax and let your body rejuvenate so that you’re inspired to do even better things once you go home.