Destination guide

Explore the great outdoors in picturesque Oregon

From farmland, desert and beaches to rugged mountains and old-growth forests, the sprawling state of Oregon is a collage of landscapes. Unsurprisingly, it's a paradise for those who love the great outdoors, offering activities for all, including hiking, kayaking and even summer skiing. Beyond the outdoor pursuits, Oregon's vibrant cities are packed with farm-to-table restaurants, microbreweries and museums showcasing everything from fine art and science to the state's rich Native American heritage. Wherever you choose to stay, an Oregon vacation rental puts you in the heart of it all.

Things to do

City sights and natural wonders in Oregon

For many visitors, an Oregon vacation rental in Portland offers the best choice for sightseeing. The city is home to attractions like the Portland Art Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of Native American art, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which features a planetarium and fun, hands-on exhibits. Seeking tranquility? The city's Japanese Gardens will soothe you with trickling waterfalls, babbling streams and peaceful pathways that weave among trees, flowers and ponds. Situated in the southern part of the state, Crater Lake National Park is a must, with its vast, sapphire-hued lake and spectacular surrounds, veined with hiking trails.

Activities

Attractions for all in Oregon

With kayaking, windsurfing, cycling and hiking, Oregon is a playground that offers all manner of outdoor adventures. Here, you can blast through the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in a buggy, test your climbing skills at Smith Rock, raft the 38 miles of rapids and restful waters on Rogue River or take to the ski slopes at Mount Hood. In the market for something more relaxing? There are almost 200 public golf courses to choose from, countless beaches and plenty to do in the state's cities, from sports games and shopping, to family days at museums, galleries and attractions such as Oregon Zoo.

Weather

Blissful summers and crisp winters in Oregon

Due to the scale of things here, the climate can be varied, depending on where you choose your Oregon vacation rental. While generally on the mild side, the western region has an oceanic climate, meaning it can be wet during winter, spring and fall, with dry days during the summer. The southwest region has a climate reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with sizzling summers and drier, sunnier winters, while things can get cold on the higher ground of the north-west. Head to the eastern desert areas for snowy winters and pleasant summers. Spring and summer are considered the best times to visit, so be sure to book early to secure your ideal dates.

Natural features

Oregon is a dream destination

For those who can't get enough of the great outdoors, Oregon is a dream destination. From rocky coastal scenery, rippling lakes and swaths of fragrant forest to snowcapped mountains, plunging canyons and sandy desert, the state is a one-stop shop for all types of activity and adventure. With such a diverse landscape comes a remarkable mix of wildlife. See everything from coyotes, foxes and bears to the majestic gray whales that swim just off the coast, just don't forget to bring a camera.

Where to stay around Oregon?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,015 vacation rentals near Oregon. From 902 Cabins to 6,039 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oregon for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Oregon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Oregon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Oregon Coast: 4,223 vacation rentals
  • Cannon Beach: 844 vacation rentals
  • Sunriver: 2,015 vacation rentals
  • Manzanita: 769 vacation rentals
  • Hood River: 408 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Oregon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Oregon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Oregon:

  • Cannon Beach: 844 rentals
  • Sunriver: 2,015 rentals
  • Manzanita: 769 rentals
  • Hood River: 408 rentals
  • Astoria: 56 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Oregon?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Oregon are:

  • Sunriver, OR (SUO): 2,432 vacation rentals
  • Portland International Airport (PDX): 1,260 vacation rentals
  • Brookings, OR (BOK): 128 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Oregon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Oregon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cannon Beach: 1,301 rentals
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium: 866 rentals
  • Rockaway Beach: 882 rentals
  • Haystack Rock: 1,466 rentals
  • Timberline Lodge Ski Area: 254 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oregon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Oregon

Cannon Beach
844 vacation rentals
Sunriver
2,015 vacation rentals
Manzanita
769 vacation rentals
Hood River
408 vacation rentals
Astoria
56 vacation rentals
Eugene
177 vacation rentals
Mount Hood
544 vacation rentals
Yachats
413 vacation rentals
Depoe Bay
1,035 vacation rentals
Gold Beach
129 vacation rentals
Waldport
435 vacation rentals
Coos Bay
196 vacation rentals
Sisters
485 vacation rentals
Medford
236 vacation rentals
Ashland
198 vacation rentals
Government Camp
256 vacation rentals
Gearhart
626 vacation rentals
Tillamook
693 vacation rentals
Oceanside
261 vacation rentals
Salem
167 vacation rentals