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Spring has sprung! If you’ve already busted through your spring cleaning list and are ready for a getaway after your hard work, check out what Oregon has to offer for your Easter vacation in Bend. This is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the area without all the crowds, but still with plenty of fun and exciting activities for the whole family!

 

A Classic Easter Events

Always the favorite activity, no Easter can really be considered complete without your traditional Easter egg hunt! You can spend a whole day on the hunt in Bend if you take advantage of all the available hunts; altogether, 20,000 Easter eggs get hidden across the city! Other popular holiday festivities include additional games, bouncy houses and local vendor booths to browse. If Easter is an important religious holiday to you, you can find the perfect Easter service during your stay in Bend at one of our city’s many churches. Enter a quick search online or talk to a local and you’re sure to find a service that fits your preference.

 

Brunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day

Brunch has always been a popular event in Bend, and some of the most amazing options roll out around Easter! Many local restaurants cater this special holiday weekend with buffets and brunch specials. At Currents at the Riverhouse, you can enjoy a terrific view of the Deschutes River while munching on their splendid brunch buffet. Some of the specialties they usually offer include scones, pastries, waffles, omelets, fresh seafood, carved meats and more! Their brunch is so popular, if you want to make sure you have a table, it’s recommended to book ahead of time. Of course, if you don’t make it to Riverhouse, Bend has plenty of other cozy brunch spots to check out!

 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

If you need to get outside and burn off some brunch calories, there are great places to get active around Bend. The surrounding area features a national forest, state park, Pine Nursery Park, as well as several stunning waterfalls and breathtaking caves! There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, photography, and exploring. And when the day is done, you will be glad you have a comfortable home to relax and unwind in. Trust us, staying in a vacation home is way more fun than being cooped up in a hotel! Book your stay with Bend Vacation Rentals today and Easter 2020 will be one you won’t forget!

Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Bend, Oregon this year. We know how to have a good time here, and you’ll get to celebrate in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The beer is tasty, the weather is fine, and there are countless ways to enjoy the holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Joining us for a holiday weekend is a great way to experience Bend. Come attend our St. Patrick’s Day Dash on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, March 14th. It’s the 9th annual dash presented by the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club, and it doubles as a challenging activity and a charity event (raising money for the Family Access Network). Gear up in green and join us for this 5K fun run!

You have all weekend to experience Bend, so why not hit up a wide variety of different activities over the weekend? Pay a visit to Newberry National Volcanic Monument for some stellar views and a breath of fresh, natural air. To explore the city, join the Bend Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour. This is an awesome way to see the whole city of Bend in one whirlwind day; a great Sunday activity.

A great way to spend Monday would be paying a visit to the Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, or maybe even taking a tour into the world of mountain biking with Cog Wild Bicycle Tours & Shuttles.

St. Patrick’s Day

On Tuesday (St. Patrick’s Day), spend the day where the trees are evergreen! It does depend on the snow depth, but you can usually still ski this time of year, so grab your chance while you can. This is a great way to work up an appetite for later, when you’re celebrating the evening of the holiday in town. Head to the Brown Owl at 7:00pm for a St. Patty’s Party: a free show for all ages featuring live performances of traditional Irish music. Afterwards, head over to The Dogwood Tail Cabin for some artisan cocktails and gourmet bar snacks. Another perfect bar for St. Patrick’s Day is The Stihl Whiskey Bar, where they serve over 400 different whiskeys. The featured drink right now is the Ginger Cube (a cube of ginger brew with a Bulleit Bourbon pour over), and it’s the perfect drink to end the night with.

Spend Your Stay with Bend Vacation Rentals

Whatever St. Patrick’s shenanigans you get up to during your stay here, you’ll want a comfortable vacation rental home to rest in between activities. Simply head over to our catalog today and take the first step toward your Bend vacation.

Travelers from all over are welcome in Bend for the holidays, whether they’re returning home to reunite with family or establishing a new tradition in a new place. Bend loves the holidays, and there are all kinds of things that we love to do here to get into the spirit! Here are just a few ways you can embrace the holiday cheer.

Tower Theater Hosts A Charlie Brown Christmas—Live on Stage

The classic Charlie Brown special that plays in so many homes throughout the holiday season is coming to the stage! The touring production is coming to Bend’s Tower Theater on November 27th, and brings to life the lovable cast of the fifty-year-old TV special. Featuring an ensemble playing the music live and an animated (in a different way!) cast, it’s sure to delight anyone who appreciates the timeless message of Christmas cheer.

23rd Annual Bend Jingle Bell Run/Walk

If you missed Sunriver’s Turkey Trot, then come to Bend for this yearly event on Saturday, December 2nd! Starting at the First Interstate Bank in downtown, this 5k is Christmas themed—tie bells to your laces or anywhere else you please to be part of a stream of seasonal sprinters! The proceeds from the Jingle Bell Run go to the Arthritis Foundation, which aims to find cures for a leading cause of disability. Jingle all the way for a charitable cause—what could be more Christmas-like?

Things to Do in Bend With Sled Dog Rides

We’ve all sung about the one-horse open sleigh, but why not be pulled along by some dogs instead? Oregon’s Mount Bachelor is home to Oregon Trail of Dreams, reservable sled dog rides. Mix the gorgeous scenery of the Cascades with the massive energy of a team of sled dogs—they may be the friendliest guides you’ll ever have! Four people (or 450 pounds) can fit per sled, so it’s perfect for small families. Have an exciting winter trek you’ll never forget!

Bend’s Christmas Parade

Every town has their own Christmas traditions, and Bend is no exception. Join us for our annual Christmas Parade this December 2nd. This year’s theme is “Christmas Surprises,” and you may indeed be surprised by the creative floats and costumes people come up with! The parade will begin on Newport Avenue continue onto Wall Street, Franklin Avenue, and Riverside Boulevard. Celebrate a heartfelt love for the season!

Bend Vacation Rentals: Home away from Home for the Holidays

Your Bend Vacation Rental Property will be full of cheer—because you’ll be thrilled with the comfort and welcoming atmosphere of your new vacation home! From condos to large family houses and even pet-friendly rentals, we have some of the greatest places to stay in central Oregon. Call us at 541-385-9492 to learn more about our offerings.