If you’re ever searching for something to do in this great state of Oregon, you must visit the Travel Oregon website. They have guides upon guides of what to see & do, where to stay and how to get there. I was looking at their list of Oregon’s Seven Wonders the other day when it occurred to me that I’d only been to 3 out of 7 locations on the list, and I grew up here! Deciding it was time for that to change, I’ve begun planning a road trip that will allow me to hit the major spots around the state.
Since I’ve already been to Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River Gorge (and even those I could explore more thoroughly), I have the Painted Hills, Smith Rock State Park, Crater Lake, and the Wallowas as the top four destinations on this road trip. Ideally I would spend 1-2 full days at each, which means with driving time this is going to be around 1-2 weeks.
Now it’s time to do research on where to stay, where to eat and what exactly do I want to do at each destination. Part of me kind of wants to camp out at each location to save some money, and I’ve really never been camping before so it would a completely new experience.
If you’ve ever been on an Oregon road trip, what were the memorable destinations? Where did you eat? What should I be adding to this itinerary? Let me know! This is clearly still in rough planning stages but I’d love to had some input.