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Discover what makes Sunriver special
I lived in Vancouver, WA and worked in Portland, OR for 14 years and had never experienced central Oregon. I was too busy exploring the Willamette Valley when one day my husband said to me “We should move to Bend!” After the shock had worn off and I had processed what he said, I was intrigued that my Vancouver born and bred husband wanted to move 200 miles away. I was a military brat as a child so moving wasn’t a scary idea to me. However, the only memory I had of Bend was 7 years earlier when my husband was miserably sick and I tried out snowboarding for the first time which meant I spent most of the day falling on my bottom and was very sore the next day. Thus, I had a very hard time being on board with the idea of moving.
Imagine a place nestled in the pine tree covered foothills of the Cascade mountains and where the days seem to meander in tranquil bliss like The Deschutes River. A place where stars sparkle like diamonds in the evening sky and dazzle your entire field of vision. That place is Sunriver, Oregon and it’s the best place to spend the holidays. In Sunriver we don’t dream of a white Christmas. We (almost) ALWAYS have a white Christmas and spreading Christmas cheer is the norm here. This is the place where you can actually go dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh.
Sunriver is typically quite busy during the warm summer months where people come to float the river, golf, fish and so much more. The area is also highly visited during the winter when snow sports are the attraction. But, did you know that Fall is not only a beautiful time in the area, but it is also a great time to visit so that you can save big? You won’t only save on money; you’ll save time and perhaps some headaches! Here are some reasons to visit this fall:
Fall is such a beautiful time to visit Central Oregon! The air is cool, clean and crisp. The leaves are changing from green to rainbow and the pumpkins are ready for picking. If you love fall, Halloween and all things October, we have your list of Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, corn mazes and more in Central Oregon.
Cooler weather and shorter days do not mean that your golf game has to be called off. In fact, Central Oregon in the fall is perfect for hitting the links and the rates are just right! Take a peak at 4 of our favorite courses and be sure to take advantage of the splendor each course has to offer.
Are you traveling with a large group and looking for an activity? We’ve got an idea right here for you. Biking and beer; what more could encompass the Central Oregon lifestyle? For one experience that provides both activities, try the Bend Cyclepub through The Bend Tour Company.
Are you visiting Sunriver over Labor Day weekend? There is always a lot going on around here, but for Labor Day, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had. Take a peak at our list below and plan out your activities for the weekend.
Family vacations are the best. But even on vacation, we could all use a little break.
Vacations can be spendy. With travel costs, housing, food, souveniers and activities, things add up. Here are some great ideas to do to keep the kids busy without spending too much on your visit