Fun activities in the out of doors, lovely scenery and interesting attractions are a few of the reasons that Bend is a great choice for a breakaway. A holiday rental home in Bend will make you feel like you are in your second home.
No matter what time of the year you choose to visit you will find plenty to do. During the summer you can enjoy river rafting or fishing in one of the nearby lakes. Hiking and cycling are popular activities in the area. You will also find some lovely golf courses located near Bend. If you holiday to Bend during the winter months then you can visit the ski resort at nearby Mt. Bachelor. Ski lessons and snowboarding are available at this resort and there are runs suitable for all skill levels.
In addition to all of the many activities in the out of doors, you will also find some interesting attractions located near Bend. The High Desert Museum is home to animals that often make their home in the desert. Birds of prey, bobcats, lynx and many other animals can be seen here. Take a tour of a local brewery to learn how beer is made and do a bit of sampling. Deschutes National Forest is a lovely place to explore as is the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Both of these sites are wonderful places to spend an afternoon hiking and wildlife spotting. Another spot worth exploring is the Lava River Cave. This cave is fairly easy to explore, so it is appropriate for most members of your family.
Chilly winters and warm, sunny summers are what you will find whilst on holiday to Bend. During the winter the average low temperatures are between -4° and -2° C and the highs are 5° to 8°. It begins to warm up in the spring, but there are still some cold nights, with average lows of -1° to 2° C and average highs of 14° to 18° C. During the summer the average lows are 6° to 9° C and average highs are 26° to 28° C. There is between 12 and 56 mm of precipitation per month. The most occurs during the month of December.
The nearest airport to Bend is Roberts Field Airport (RDM) which is about 26 km away. You may first need to fly into a larger airport such as Portland International Airport (PDX) which is 198 km from Bend. Limited public transportation is available, so you will need a car for use during your stay.