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CENTRAL OREGON visitcentraloregon.com

Central Oregon is home to the cities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, and Madras and the resort community of Sunriver. In Central Oregon, you will find some of the finest outdoor adventures with places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining alfresco in the summer. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. It doesn't hurt that, whatever the season, we are home to some of the country's top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, and world-class restaurants to please every lifestyle and budget. #AdventureCalls

SMITH ROCK STATE PARK

Central Oregon welcomes 4.3 million overnight visitors each year with a majority of the guests setting up basecamp in the hub of Bend or in Sunriver, a resort community 15 miles south. Our regional airport, Roberts Field in Redmond (RDM) is home to 23 daily direct flights to/from PDX, LAX, SFO, PHX, SLC, SEA and DEN. Bend is home to just over 91,000 residents - part of the 215,000 residents in the region as a whole.

The Old Mill District, Bend

A former logging town, Bend and Central Oregon are now making a name themselves as a high-tech hub (along with being a renowned tourist destination.) Forbes Magazine in 2017 named Bend the "Best Small City for Business and Careers" while Apple and Facebook have set up data farms in the rural town of Prineville. The Milken Institute ranked Bend atop its "Best-Performing Cities" index that ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. Bend was listed among the New York Times' 52 Places to Visit in 2016; featured on the cover for Outside Magazine's "Best Towns" issue in 2017, while the region's stellar mountain bike trails were home to BIKE Magazine's hugely popular "Bible of Bike Tests" issue in 2015.

Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor, the 6th-largest ski area in the U.S. is just a 22-minute drive up the road from Bend. With more than 100 runs and 360-degrees of amazing terrain, Mt. Bachelor is the perfect year-round adventure destination for families. Dozens of miles of Nordic trails, free guided snowshoe tours, sled dog rides and a tubing hill await those looking for other winter adventure options. Come summer, visitors are attracted to the downhill mountain biking, breathtaking hikes and sunset dinners. Hoodoo Ski Area, near Sisters, is known as being "Steep, Deep and Cheap" and has long been a family favorite thanks to night skiing, a super fun tubing hill and its low-key vibe.

The High Desert Museum

Bend’s High Desert Museum offers hands-on exhibits for inquiring minds of all ages. The museum reveals the nature of things in the West’s high desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. The Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras showcases nearly two dozen vintage airplanes while the Museum at Warm Springs introduces visitors to the Indian reservation's rich cultural heritage. With a diverse selection of community theaters, museums, art galleries and concert venues – big and small, Central Oregon is the place for a diverse cultural scene with a spectacular backdrop.

The Nicklaus Course, Pronghorn Resort

The Central Oregon Golf Trail features 30 golf courses stretching from Warm Springs to La Pine and Sisters to Prineville. Among the 30 are three of Golf Digest's Top 100 Public Courses in America - The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn, Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort and Tetherow. Golf Digest has named the region a Top 25 Golf Destination in the world and a Top 10 Family Golf Destination in the U.S.

Tetherow Resort

Central Oregon’s destination resorts offer world-class service and hospitality perfect for your family vacation, destination wedding, corporate retreat or a romantic couples getaway. Our featured Resort partners of Black Butte Ranch, Sunriver Resort, Tetherow and Pronghorn all offer some of the best golf in the country alongside exquisite lodging, family-friendly activities, diverse dining options and more. Beyond the resorts, Central Oregon is home to nearly 8,000 hotel rooms, vacation homes and other lodging options for visitors.

The Les Schwab Amphitheater

The Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend's Old Mill District is the place to be every summer as big time acts play to huge crowds under the Central Oregon sky. We've welcomed acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Ringo Star, Death Cab for Cutie, Paul Simon, Steve Miller, Phish and many more. The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond is also a popular concert location during the annual Deschutes County Fair while the Four Peaks Music Festival, Sunriver Music Festival and Sisters Folk Festival attract diverse acts throughout the year.

Crux Fermentation Project

With nearly 30 breweries, Central Oregon is the craft beer capital of Oregon - despite what the folks over in Portland might say. Deschutes Brewery started the "brewvolution" here back in 1988 and has since become one of the largest breweries in the country. The Bend Ale Trail, a collection of more than a dozen local breweries, is a hugely popular endeavor for visitors looking to get a taste of just some of what's available. Beyond our beer, Central Oregon is also a growing spot for wineries, cideries and distilleries.

Carson's American Kitchen, Sunriver Resort

Some of the best chefs in the country have chosen to make Central Oregon home with diverse restaurants in Bend, Redmond, Sunriver and beyond. And why wouldn’t they? Foodies delight in farm to table specialties grown locally and delivered fresh. Thai, sushi, Continental, Northwest seafood, Asian, Italian, Mexican…it’s all here. Both the local food cart and Master chefs create an immersion of delights to tempt your taste buds.

Round Mountain, Prineville

Central Oregon is a world-class mountain bike destination mentioned in the same breath as Moab and Crested Butte. With more than 400 miles of trails in Bend, Prineville, Sisters and beyond, there's a route for every skill level. Adrenaline junkies can even ride the chairlift at Mt. Bachelor where they can cruise down the mountain (and do it again.) Road cyclists will enjoy official scenic bikeways that offer gently rolling terrain, excellent scenery and safe roads.

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