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Visit Central Oregon

Welcome to Central Oregon – where adventure calls! From the sheer rock walls of Smith Rock to the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, world-class mountain bike trails to high mountain peaks and a vibrant river to fish, raft, paddle and float, Central Oregon is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Throw in nearly 30 craft breweries, an urban-chic dining scene, tax-free shopping and 300 days of sun and there really is no better place for year-round fun.

For the golf fans, Central Oregon is home to 3 of Golf Digest’s 'Top 100’ courses in America. Beyond our ranked leaders, Pronghorn (No. 36), Crosswater Club (No. 50), and Tetherow (No. 63) – what makes the Central Oregon golf experience truly special is the more than two dozen Central Oregon Golf Trail courses within a 45-minute drive of the mountain towns of Bend and Sunriver, Oregon, and the unmatched caliber, value and diversity of course design. So much so that the 10th IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention will take place in Central Oregon at Sunriver Resort from 24-27 June 2018. 

Getting here is easier than ever! Convenient commercial air service to Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) from the city of Portland (PDX), Oregon’s gateway city, make this high desert paradise accessible. Direct flights are also available from Seattle (SEA), Washington; San Francisco (SFO), California; Los Angeles (LAX), California; Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah; Phoenix (PHX), Arizona; and Denver (DEN), Colorado.

Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA) was established in 1971 as the Regional Destination Marketing Organization for the heart of Oregon, including outdoorsy Bend, voted the Best Adventure Town in America by Men’s Journal Magazine. COVA operates a full-service visitor information center in Sunriver, ready to help visitors with all there is to see and do in our diverse region. There is something here for everyone. Let COVA help you discover our high-desert paradise.

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