Content courtesy of Travel Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon is full of breathtaking natural phenomena, fine wines, culinary delicacies, and award-winning culture. Take a gorgeous drive along the coast or stroll through a quaint historic downtown. There are endless possibilities for activities in the region.
- Ashland Springs Hotel
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Medford and the TownePlace Suites by Marriot – Medford
- Courtyard by Marriott Medford Airport – Book your group rate here
- Jacksonville Lodging Association
- Inn at the Commons: Book your group rate for Oregon Wine Experience® using “OWE” as your promo code!
- Ashland Hills
- Country House Inns
- Redwood Hyperion Suites
Things to do
Crater Lake, high in the Cascade Mountains range, is Oregon’s shimmering blue gem. It’s a must-see landmark during any trip to southern Oregon. (541) 597-3000
Great music in an excellent venue … The Britt Festival in Jacksonville delivers both each summer. (541) 773-6077
Discover Wildlife Safari, a 600-acre zoo with animals from around the world & a 4.5-mile drive-thru loop. (541) 679-6761
Visitors from all over the world make up the 70,000 people who make Hellgate Jetboats their destination for summer fun every season. (800) 648-4874
Wine & Food:
Southern Oregon is the fastest growing wine region in the state. With more than 130 wineries in the area, there’s an available blend for every palate. Find out more.
And if you haven’t visited the Rogue Valley for a while, or tend to breeze through the big towns on your way out of state, you have a whole lot of eating to do…
Oregon Shakespeare Festival:
The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), located in charming downtown Ashland, Oregon, is one of the nation’s true artistic gems. Each season, running from February through October, OSF presents 11 classic and contemporary plays on three unique stages in rotating repertory. Here’s a 3-day guide for when you visit Ashland. (800) 219-8161
Lake of the Woods:
Lake of the Woods Resort is the perfect getaway! This high mountain historic lake resort sits beside one of the clearest natural lakes found in the Southern Oregon Cascades.(541) 949-8300
The Oregon Caves:
Nestled deep inside the Siskiyou Mountains, the Oregon Caves formed as rainwater from the ancient forest above dissolved the surrounding marble and created a special marble cave system. (541) 591-2100
Wildlife Images, animal sanctuary, and education center are located on 24 acres of land adjacent to the wild and scenic section of Oregon’s famous Rogue River. Tours Daily. (541) 476-0222
What to do. Where to Stay and More here!
To truly experience all southern Oregon has to offer, you’ll want to walk. Hundreds of hikes are available for any skill level through historic towns and beautiful wilderness. At Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve you can hike one of the many surrounding trails before you explore the natural marble caves on a guided tour.
Fishing, Rafting, Kayaking (Oh My!):
Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers provide a beautiful and thrilling rafting, fishing, or kayaking experience for any skill level. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of fun activities to be done by the water.
Recommendations from Locals:
Check out Travel Southern Oregon to explore more of the amazing experiences this region offers.