Bend Travel Guide

Articles about Bend

By Kayleigh Kulp

Fine-tune your concert experience by sampling one of these cool outdoor arenas or intimate clubs.

By Nicholas DeRenzo
By Kayleigh Kulp

With high altitude and low attitude, America’s best ski towns offer plenty of fun beyond the slopes.

By Joshua Pramis
By Ted Katauskas
Day One CHECK IN Sunriver Resort (800/547-3922 or 541/593-1000;; doubles from $165), 15 miles south of town, has it all: a stately lodge, three golf courses (including Crosswater, the top-ranked course...
By Jeff Wise
See our slideshow of America’s Best Small Ski Towns. The main draw of ski towns is, of course, the skiing. But let’s not kid ourselves: the slopes aren’t all that matter. Part of what makes a ski vacation wonderful—especially for city dwellers—is...

Hotels in Bend

McMenamins Old St. Francis Hotel is a converted 1936 elementary school with 19 guest rooms and four rental cottages—plus a microbrewery, restaurant, and movie theater offering at-your-seat drinks and dinner service.

Restaurants in Bend

The restaurant has the best wine list in Bend, and hearty dishes like lavender-injected rack of pork served with mission figs.

Things to do in Bend

Golfers can make for Widgi Creek, a course designed by Robert Muir Graves that meanders among pines in scenic Deschutes National Forest.