Best Things To Do In Ashland Oregon
Looking for the best things to do in Ashland Oregon? Well, then you’ve come to the right blog! We’re going to round-up some of the best things to do in Ashland, Oregon. Scroll on to see what made our list.
Exploring The Great Outdoors In Ashland Oregon
Stroll Through The Parks
One of our favorite things to do in Ashland Oregon is a stroll through one of the amazing parks.
Ashland, Oregon parks break up its urban spaces and allow us to interact with nature on a daily basis. One can hardly travel a few blocks without being lured into the grass of another beautiful Ashland park.
While Lithia Park is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Ashland’s green spaces, here are three of the most activity-oriented parks in Ashland. Perfect places to enjoy on a warm summer afternoon (or any time really).
Sitting in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges, Ashland is known for having some incredible hiking and biking trails. Here’s a break down a few of the best rides and local outfitters to get you ready for some epic mountain biking adventures in Ashland, Oregon.
There’s a reason Ashland, Oregon has a reputation. For many, it’s the Hundred-Acre Wood they’ve always longed for. It is safe, friendly, surrounded by gorgeous vistas, and blessed with four equally potent seasons.
Not least of its desirable features are the 47 miles of hiking trails in its greater boundaries. Whether you’re new to Ashland or simply looking for a local adventure, this blog post should get you on your way with two of the best Ashland, Oregon hiking trails.
Fun For The kids
Visit The SCIENCEWORKS MUSEUM
From a local who grew up in Ashland –
“One of my fondest memories from growing up was of our school field trips to the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. Our class would line up in the hallway and march our way across the street to this extraordinary place. Once inside, we were set free to explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, and more. As the name implies, everything was hands-on and we could touch, tinker, experiment, and invent things while playing with our friends. To us it didn’t feel like school, it felt like we were dropped off into a mysterious world where everything was designed to feed our curiosity.”
If your kid is curious, likes science, or just likes to explore, then a trip to the ScienceWorks museum is a must!
Play At Garfield Park
Garfield Park is a large, open park with lush grass and a plethora of activities for the kids. The playground is epic and there’s even a cool zero-depth water park. Enjoy a picnic as the kids roam around and play or try your hand at a game of volleyball in one of the two sand volleyball courts.
“Cultural” Things To Do In Ashland Oregon
Enjoy the Performing Arts
Ashland is home to some amazing performing arts, including the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a regional theatre in Ashland, Oregon featuring various plays both modern and historical, and by no means all Shakespearian. From March through October each year, the Festival offers 750 to 850 matinee and evening performances. OSF was founded in 1935 by Angus Bowmer and is comprised of 5 theatres as of 2020: the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Allen Elizabethan Theatre, Thomas Theatre, Mountain Avenue Theatre, and the Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center.
Take A Winery Tour
Fill your senses with the beauty and bounty of Southern Oregon. The Rogue Valley is rich in tradition and taste – so get out there and have a delicious adventure. The wineries surrounding Ashland are beautiful and even those who don’t like wine will enjoy taking a trip through the Rogue Valley to all of the beautiful vineyards and estates.
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