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Destination guide

Explore the great outdoors in picturesque Oregon

From farmland, desert and beaches to rugged mountains and old-growth forests, the sprawling state of Oregon is a collage of landscapes. Unsurprisingly, it's a paradise for those who love the great outdoors, offering activities for all, including hiking, kayaking and even summer skiing. Beyond the outdoor pursuits, Oregon's vibrant cities are packed with farm-to-table restaurants, microbreweries and museums showcasing everything from fine art and science to the state's rich Native American heritage. Wherever you choose to stay, an Oregon vacation rental puts you in the heart of it all.

History

Historic sites near Oregon vacation rentals

Oregon has fascinating historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation rentals are available near attractions like the Pittock Mansion, a historic home with history-inspired artifacts and gifts, and the Heceta Head Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse on a dramatic bluff with spectacular views. You'll also like Pioneer Courthouse Square, a lively public square with a historic courthouse.

Things to do

City sights and natural wonders in Oregon

For many visitors, an Oregon vacation rental in Portland offers the best choice for sightseeing. The city is home to attractions like the Portland Art Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of Native American art, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which features a planetarium and fun, hands-on exhibits. Seeking tranquility? The city's Japanese Gardens will soothe you with trickling waterfalls, babbling streams and peaceful pathways that weave among trees, flowers and ponds. Situated in the southern part of the state, Crater Lake National Park is a must, with its vast, sapphire-hued lake and spectacular surrounds, veined with hiking trails.

Activities

Attractions for all in Oregon

With kayaking, windsurfing, cycling and hiking, Oregon is a playground that offers all manner of outdoor adventures. Here, you can blast through the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in a buggy, test your climbing skills at Smith Rock, raft the 38 miles of rapids and restful waters on Rogue River or take to the ski slopes at Mount Hood. In the market for something more relaxing? There are almost 200 public golf courses to choose from, countless beaches and plenty to do in the state's cities, from sports games and shopping, to family days at museums, galleries and attractions such as Oregon Zoo.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Oregon vacation homes

Due to the scale of things here, the climate can be varied, depending on where you choose your Oregon vacation rental. While generally on the mild side, the western region has an oceanic climate, meaning it can be wet during winter, spring and fall, with dry days during the summer. The southwest region has a climate reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with sizzling summers and drier, sunnier winters, while things can get cold on the higher ground of the north-west. Head to the eastern desert areas for snowy winters and pleasant summers. Spring and summer are considered the best times to visit, so be sure to book early to secure your ideal dates.

Natural features

Oregon is a dream destination

For those who can't get enough of the great outdoors, Oregon is a dream destination. From rocky coastal scenery, rippling lakes and swaths of fragrant forest to snowcapped mountains, plunging canyons and sandy desert, the state is a one-stop shop for all types of activity and adventure. With such a diverse landscape comes a remarkable mix of wildlife. See everything from coyotes, foxes and bears to the majestic gray whales that swim just off the coast, just don't forget to bring a camera.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in Oregon?

There's no better way to spend a weekend than at the seaside. If you're in the mood for a couple of lazy days beside the ocean, consider renting a house at Lindbergh's Beach. This popular strip is located in Portland and is perfect for a quick fix of R&R.

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