A group canoeing on their Oregon spring vacation to Bend.You don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy an unforgettable escape. For anyone needing a little bit of R&R, spring is the perfect time to enjoy an Oregon vacation to Juniper Preserve. Not only is our Bend resort a tranquil place to call home, but it’s also close to endless adventure. 

During your spring getaway, make sure your itinerary includes activities both on and off resort grounds. Doing this ensures you never run out of things to do. It also means you can check out a variety of popular area adventures. To help give you a headstart on planning your trip, we’ve put together a list of seven popular things to do in or near Bend.

Top 7 Things to Do in or Near Bend on a Spring Escape

  1. Juniper Preserve has partnered with Wanderlust Guided Tours, a local outdoor recreation and guide organization, to offer our guests incredible excursions. Our concierge can help you book your spot on a memorable guided outing during your stay. And don’t miss out on unique events right here at our resort, such as the unforgettable ‘Camerata in a Cave‘ hosted by Wanderlust.
  2. Give yourself plenty of time to visit Smith Rock State Park. Located roughly 40 minutes north of our resort, this Oregon state park offers scenic views and is one of the best places to go hiking or mountain biking.
  3. Take a mid-day nap so you can stay up late to go stargazing. Enjoy a night of looking up at the constellations at Pine Mountain Observatory in Bend, or make the drive to the newly designated Oregon Outback International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
  4. Lace up your hiking boots and explore trails surrounded by stunning Oregon scenery. Bend and the surrounding area are home to trails perfect for all skill levels. For a short hike, make your way along the Pilot Butte trail, which offers views of the Cascades. 
  5. Try your hand at fly-fishing. If you’re new to this type of fishing, we recommend letting a knowledgeable guide show you the ropes. Both Renton River Adventures and Fly & Field Outfitters offer excursions on several local waterways.
  6. See the landscape come to life as wildflowers bloom. Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area is known for the vibrant wildflowers that appear as temperatures rise. Another popular spot is Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, home to several types of flowers, including the sand lily, paintbrush, blazing star, and mariposa lily.
  7. Book your tee time to play a round at Pronghorn Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. The par 72-yard course is considered the region’s original “desert-style” golfing experience. Read our latest blog to learn more about what’s available at our golf resort.

Explore All Juniper Preserve Has to Offer

Kids walking around at a Bend resort on their Oregon spring vacation.If you’re looking to recharge your batteries this spring, there’s no better destination than Oregon, specifically Juniper Preserve. Our stunning resort in Bend has everything you need for a vacation that’s equally relaxing and adventurous. 

We’re home to more than spacious and luxurious accommodations. Our grounds are home to a revitalizing spa, world-class restaurants, and countless other amenities. Start planning your stay by taking a look at our special offers. For more information, call 866-320-5024