Oregon, a beautiful coastal State, has a perfect balance between avant-garde culture and natural areas of incomparable beauty. If you plan on visiting The Beaver State and find out why is it called like that, then keep reading and find the places you wouldn’t want to miss.
You might want to start with its capital, Salem. Salem might ring a bell in your mind as many people remember or have read about the Salem’s witch trials back in the colonial era, but don’t fear, that happened at the other coast in Massachusetts. Salem, Oregon is known as the Cherry City, because it’s home to one of the biggest cherry-growing industries all over the country. Also, it hosts the Cherry fair where the voting for a Cherry Queenand and some other events of the Oregon State fair take place.
Don’t miss the chance to see the Mission Mill Museum, the Elsinore Theatre or the interactive children museum known as the AC Gilbert’s Discovery Village.
Now, in the Klamath County, there’s a place you’ve got to see no matter what, the Crater Lake National Park. It is one of the oldest National Parks established in American History. The geographic conditions make the lake count with long term seasons having a winter that goes from June through February and have incredibly beautiful snowy landscapes. The color of the water is beyond imagination as it has a deep blue tone given by the great depth of the lake; in fact, the Crater Lake is the deepest of the United States and one of the deepest in the whole world. The National park also has some other features such as the Union Peak, the Pinnacles and The Pumice Desert.
Another incredible tourist attraction that has gained the heart of incredible amounts of people around the world is the Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. This geologic formation made of lava millions of years ago is home to a diverse amount of bird life. There are some tufted puffins that will make your visit more adorable and funny. Even whe the gigantic roc is a little far from shore, you can walk to it when there are low tides in order to see some sea stars.
Also, Oregon has a piece of China in its most populated city: the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This place is not just an incredible showcase of Eastern Asia architecture; it is filled with events that go from learning how to play Mahjong to some origami workshops intended to the whole family and many other cultural performances. Our trip can end in a Wine-Tasting Tour in Portland. This city has some of the most recognized wineries and wine bars which count with their own taste room. You can start with the Boedecker Cellars, pass by the Portland Wine Bar and finish at the Urban Crush Winery. But don’t get to tipsy; there are more things to do in this awesome city and the whole state. Keep researching and have a great trip!