Maybe you've always wanted to visit Oregon…or maybe you already live here but don't get out much, HA HA! Either way, I thought it would be fun to post about a few of the most beautiful places to visit in Oregon, complete with pictures, of course!
Located in Southern Oregon, this lake is a beauty! We went there for the fourth of July and had a blast (despite the fact that we were camping in a tent, which I hate)! The time on the lake more than made up for it. We went fishing, watched fireworks, and the kids even got to feed some friendly chipmunks!
Diamond Lake Resort offers guests the choice to camp, hook up their trailer, rent a motel room or choose between one of their cabins- a two bedroom, deluxe four bedroom family, or a super deluxe 7 bedroom lakefront retreat. (Like I said, we were in a tent!)
You'll find plenty of family activities including fishing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. In the winter months (if you're adventurous like that) you can enjoy skiing, tubing, snowboarding, and the like.
Planning a trip to Diamond Lake? Check out their website to find out more details.
The beach is by far my all time favorite place to visit…just ask my kids! If it were up to me, we'd live there (I actually hope to someday, that's the plan, anyway!) but until then, we visit the Oregon Coast as often as we can. We're about a 45 minute drive so in the summer we try and make at least one trip a month.
Our favorite place to go is probably Lincoln City. As well as play on the beach, wade in the water and squish sand between my toes (which I could literally do ALL DAY LONG), we also like to take the kids to the arcade at Chinook Winds Casino (no, we don't drop them off and go gamble, we stay with them…just in case you were wondering), pick up some sweet stuff at Read's Homemade Candies (my mouth is watering already), and top it all off with the best pizza around from Galluccis Pizzeria.
To find out where to go and what to do in Lincoln City, check out their website.
The Oregon Zoo
The Zoo is probably my kids' favorite. They absolutely love seeing all the different animals, some of them quite unique. (The giraffes are my favorite…again, in case you were wondering)! We usually ride the train, and always take lots and lots of pictures.
The 64 acre zoo is located in Portland and according to their website has approximately 1955 individual animals that represent 232 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.
Find out more about visiting the Oregon Zoo on their website.
So if you ever feel like venturing out for the day or taking a trip across the country (depending of course on where you live), make sure to check out some of the most beautiful places to visit in Oregon. I know you'll love them as much as we do!
Have you ever been to Oregon? Tell us about your favorite place in the comments below!
Check out more fun things to do in Oregon here.