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Today is perfect for a daycation. Calling all Bend, Oregon visitors, new residents and anyone who is curious about the exciting destinations that surround this beautiful city. Bend, Oregon Daycations is your source for fun one-day travel narratives for families. Learn what to take, where to go, and what not to miss on 19 Oregon day trips within a two-hour radius of Bend.Follow easy itineraries packed with information to explore these places and more: The Painted Hills: Take a hike, learn about Oregon's geologic history and eat homemade pie.Newberry Crater: Explore an obsidian flow, dip your toes in the lake and see a waterfall.The McKenzie River: Gaze at the famous Blue Pool, learn about the river's unique hydrology and walk on a lava flow.Crater Lake: Take a boat ride in a volcano, eat in a 100-year-old lodge and contemplate the United States' deepest lake in Oregon's only national park.Camp Sherman: See a river spring from the ground, eat ice cream at a country store, and feed salmon their lunch."Kim's first-hand knowledge and love of the area combined with her knack for candid reflection and laugh-out-loud storytelling results in a delightfully fresh, engaging, witty and personal guide of wanderlust-inspiring travel destinations. For adventure seekers and families eager to explore the scenic beauty of Central Oregon (and where to get a beer along the way) this travel guide is a must-read." --Mariah Wilson, local writer and regional exper
Kim Cooper Findling is an award-winning Oregon travel writer and editor. She is the editor of Cascade Journal, the author of Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir and the Central Oregon ambassador for Travel Oregon. Kim grew up on the Oregon Coast and has lived in Bend, Oregon for over 20 years. See kimcooperfindling.com.