Relax and Recharge in Oregon

When it's time to take the rejuvenating escape you deserve.
April 1, 2019

Sometimes you just want to get away — far away — from your daily routine. And when you’re ready to recharge, you might want to unplug too. That could mean a day soaking in a natural hot springs or a night nowhere near cell service.

Balance the strain of the day-to-day grind with a worthwhile escape to the remote corners of Oregon. Your well-being matters, and Oregon is here to help. Here are some trip ideas to inspire your next getaway.

Summer Lake Hot Springs by Gabe Amadeus Tiller

Soak in Oregon’s Magical Hot Springs

Oregon’s distinctive peaks have helped form one of the West’s most alluring — and elusive — attractions: hot springs. Those steaming pools, whether naturally formed or piped into luxurious private tubs, offer visitors a chance to relax and recharge in some of the state’s finest mineral-enriched water. Here are eight popular and lesser-known hot springs around Oregon.

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Cool Cabins for Cozy Getaways

It’s easy to experience moments of zen in Oregon. You’ll find cozy cabins all around the state that are springboards to outdoor fun. Here are a few idyllic places where you can escape it all.

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Oregon’s Most Off-the-Grid Road Trips

When it’s time for an analog adventure, venture to Oregon’s most remote corners — the kind of “unplugged” territory where your phone serves best as a pocket-size camera.

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

5 Ways to Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Rain

When life gets a little too busy, a visit to Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland offers a soothing respite — a chance to hit the reset button and recharge. With winding paths around a lake surrounded by plants, art and history, the peaceful grounds are especially magical in the rain. Lan Su is stunning any time of year, but here’s how it’s especially enhanced in the rain.

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Refreshing Lake Retreats

From alpine waters to coastal escapes, here are a few lake retreats all across Oregon, where you can kayak, canoe, SUP, cast a line — or do nothing but chill.

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Favorite Parks for RV Camping

Packing is easy when you travel by RV. And with nearly 200 Oregon State Parks to explore, you can find just about any relaxing you seek.

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Oregon Farm Getaways

Far from city lights, experience the wonder of star-studded nights. Indulge in the simple life on Oregon’s farms, ranches, wineries and more.

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Romantic Escape to Seaside

Looking for a couple’s weekend to snuggle up by a fire, sip wine and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean? Traditionally a haven for families in search of Skee-Ball and saltwater taffy, Seaside has also grown into a modern-day sweet spot for wine aficionados, foodies, art lovers and, well, lovers. This two-day itinerary will reignite your passion for the quirky beachside town.

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