As the holidays have ended and we venture deeper into winter,it sometimes feels as if we have nothing to look forward to for a very long time; summer and its warmth and sunshine is a long way away and while spring is closer, it still remains just out of reach. Instead of becoming glum and morose, however, we think you should embrace the magic of winter and start planning a trip to our favorite mountain town; Bend offers winter Oregon activities and events guaranteed to brighten your outlook and quite possibly make you wish that winter would go on forever. Here’s our guide to some of the wonderful things you can try during your winter break in Bend.

Winterfest, Old Mill District, February 15th through 17th

Sometimes,all you need to shake off the winter blues is a celebration of all the fun things winter can bring,and Winterfest is just what you need! Featuring fire pits and s’mores, ice sculptures and fire-breathing dragons, and live music that is guaranteed to keep you dancing in your seats, this unique festival is the perfect way to rediscover the magic of the cold!

It’s the Little Things That Can Matter the Most

If you don’t live in an area where snow is an everyday winter occurrence, you’ll soon find that even the smallest activities can be made better with snow! Building a snowman with your kids can create memories that last a lifetime, bundling up in your warmest winter clothes for a hike along the Deschutes River, or simply catching a snowflake on your tongue; none of these activities are earth shattering adventures but all will add a touch of magic to your once-in-a-lifetime Oregon vacation.

Winter Oregon Activities: Outdoor Ice Skating

The romance of gliding around an outdoor ice rink, feeling the cold of the winter air kiss your nose as snowflakes gently fall around you simply cannot be matched and when you spend a few hours at the Seventh Mountain Ice Skating Rink,you’ll wish your time here never had to end. Located at 18575 SW Century Drive and costing $7 for adults and $5 for kids (skate rentals are $7 and $5 respectively) this winter activity is one of our favorite ways to up the romance factor in our own households but is also a great activity for those traveling with children!

Choose Bend Vacation Rentals for your Winter Escape

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