Ashland Oregon

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Ashland

Ashland is a true gem, located 5-hours south of Portland in OregonIt's famous for its award winning Shakespeare Festival, and mild sunny climateEnjoy boutique inns, spas, wine bars and outstanding restaurants

Ashland also has a range of options for outdoor enthusiastsIts 300 days of sunshine make it a popular destination for mountain biking, river rafting and golfVisitors can also ski at Mt Ashland during winter.

Things to do in Ashland

  1. Ashland Shakespeare FestivalAshland's historic downtown area is a renowned Center for the Arts, including the award-winning Shakespeare Festival running from mid-February to the end of October each yearThere is a small grassy square just off Pioneer Street, surrounded by 3 Theaters; the Angus Bowner Theater, New Theater and Elizabethan StageEach season averages 11 plays; including Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  2. Oregon Cabaret TheaterThe Oregon Cabaret Theater has a February to December season, including musicals, reviews and comediesThe Ashland Independent Film Festival is another big event on Ashland's Calendar.
  3. Lithia ParkLithia Park is in the center of town, listed on the National Historic RegisterThis 98-acre park has extensive walking trails, a creek, beautiful gardens, and historic features like the Water Fountain and Fountain TerraceThere are also free musical performances at the "Butler Bandshell". 
  4. Ashland wineriesIf you'd like to take things at a slower pace, visit some wineries and tasting rooms in the local area; including "Weisingers, "South Stage Cellars" and "Paschal Winery".
  5. Science Works MuseumIf you have kids, consider a visit to the Science Works MuseumYour kids will love the hands-on exhibits.
  6. SkiingDuring wintertime, travel an hour outside of Ashland to the Mt Ashland Ski Area, with 23 trails accessed by 4 chairlifts.
  7. BikingGet information and tours on the best bike trails from "Ashland Mountain Adventures".
  8. Rafting:  If you're interested in whitewater rafting along the scenic Rogue River, review the table below for a list of tour guides.
  9. GolfOr if you'd prefer a round of golf, visit Ashland's Oak Knoll Golf Course.

Downtown Restaurants in Ashland 

The downtown core along "E Main Street" is a buzz of activity, and there are plenty of shops and restaurantsThe "Calle Guanajuato Lane" off E Main Street has creek side dining and a market during summer

Lodging

There is a huge selection of lodging, hotels, inns, rentals and bed and breakfasts in AshlandThe most recognized hotel is the exquisite Ashland Springs Hotel on E Main StreetOther options include:

  • Winchester Inn Ashland Oregon
  • Peerless Hotel
  • Windmill Inn

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