The scenery across the Willamette Valley near Eugene, Oregon will inspire you to grab your camera time and again. Many valley wineries offer wine tastings, and some serve complete meals; savor a glass of Pinot Noir while gazing out across the inspiring countryside. In Eugene itself, request riverside seating at one of the restaurants situated along the Willamette River.
Flights to Eugene land at the Eugene Airport, 12 miles from the city center. The Oregon Air and Space Museum, conveniently located right at the airport, is the home of Howard Hughes' famous experimental wooden aircraft dubbed the "Spruce Goose." Learn about everything from the Wright Brothers' first flight to Apollo missions to the moon, and explore the extensive collection of model airplanes, too.
After your museum experience, arrange for a Eugene airport car rental, and take off on an Oregon adventure you'll long remember. Alton Baker Park is set along the Willamette River, and it offers a wealth of hiking and biking trails. There's also a disc golf course and a unique archaeological pit for the kids. Just east of town is Mount Pisgah, a dramatic hill rising over one thousand feet above the Willamette Valley, where you can hike the trails or visit the 200-acre arboretum. Along the river outside of town, take a float trip, go tubing, or rent a bike and explore one of the many river trails. Osprey, blue herons, and even a bald eagle may greet you along the way.
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