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Best things to do in Deschutes County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“If you love hiking, rock climbing or even a leisurely walk in beautiful surroundings, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are miles of hiking trails and several thousand climbs in the park. Along your hike through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver.”
160 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Old mill district has lots to do. Rather you are interested in a little shopping, happy hours, movies, or just walking along the river. ”
131 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Large outside area, live music, and Bend Loving Beer Lovers swear by this place! Live music!”
98 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum about Central Oregon. There is an inside and outside area. Lots to learn and explore. About a 25 minute drive from the Chalet.”
94 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, often a wait to seat but if you call ahead for 'to go' you pick up at the front of the line.”
78 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer and food. It's in downtown Bend, so it's fun to walk around town before or after as well.”
73 locals recommend
Brewery
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“10 Barrel has everything you’re looking for when visiting a craft brewery in Bend. There are so many to choose from in Bend, but locals will always suggest 10 Barrel. Family and dog friendly. ”
92 locals recommend
Brewery
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“For a unique experience, with lots to discover, and enjoy ...this is a must visit! Basically a compound of restaurants, themed bars (indoor/outdoor), a Pub Theater, Turkish Soaking Pool, Cigar bar, Secret rooms/*bars, good food, craft beers and cocktails etc etc etc.... *Ask about the Broom Room”
90 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
65 locals recommend
Café
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“Always busy and great family place. They're known for their salads Great family restaurant”
62 locals recommend
Lounge
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“A higher end restaurant with amazing food, and a bustling atmosphere. This place is casual to dressed-up, great for couples on a night out, or a family/group outing. A diversified menu, that leans towards a Cajun theme. This is a moderate to expensive venture. Reservations are suggested. ”
73 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Voted Bend's best breakfast more years in a row than anyone can count. Awesome for lunch, too (no dinner service)”
54 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A favorite breakfast and lunch space, check out one of their famous bloody mary's!”
53 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Pilot Butte State Park - a 15 minute drive to the other side of town, hard to believe this is right in our backyard. A simple walk/hike with 360* views of the area. Do not miss this! ”
60 locals recommend
Lodging
“A quick 45 minute drive leads to the 5th largest ski area in the U.S. is a year-round destination for fun and amazing views. Snow lovers can enjoy stellar skiing conditions from November through May . Once the snow melts a little, it transforms into a downhill mountain bike Mecca with miles of trails. ”
49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to meet with friends. A handful of food trucks to choose from and a central lounge area to sip your favorite frosty beverage. ”
55 locals recommend