Love mountain tops? Well, that's what Central Oregon and its Cascades are all about. You can practically skip your way from peak to snowy peak here, from Mt Hood, to Jefferson, to Bachelor, to Three-Fingered Jack and the lovely Sisters volcanoes. As you can imagine, there's plenty of awesome skiing and mountaineering, along with stellar hiking and camping. And it's not just mountain-lovers who come here – world-class biking, golfing, rafting, kayaking, fishing and rock climbing are also on offer.
As much as the outdoors beckon, the lively city of Bend provides plenty of good food and accommodations. Or head nearby to the sweet little town of Sisters for a more quaint, if touristy, atmosphere. Add a must-stop visit to Mt Hood's historic Timberline Lodge or a getaway break in the region's many peaceful lakeside resorts, and you'll find that Central Oregon's attractions are hard to beat.