Medford and the Rogue Valley are the stage of Southern Oregon and the western gateway to Crater Lake National Park. Here, fine wine and gourmet food are stripped of pretense and the performing arts along with thrilling adventure are featured throughout this beautiful area.
You can meet passionate winemakers creating amazing wines in In Medford and the Rogue Valley. You can applaud an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production under the stars, savor a delectable one-of-a-kind chocolate, browse through an eclectic art gallery and discover famous mouth watering cheese.
Even nature puts on a great performance by combining 200 days of sunshine with breathtaking scenery.
For tour groups who want to experience the work of our outstanding artists throughout the year whether in theater, music, art, wine or culinary creations, only Medford and the Rogue Valley uniquely combine these qualities in a relaxed unspoiled setting that features the great outdoors and quaint small towns.
The region is easily accessible, affordable, and close to Crater Lake and Rogue River adventures.
History and Theater
Arrive in Medford in the early afternoon. Enjoy the afternoon in the historic town of Jacksonville. The entire downtown is on the historic registry. Take a historic trolley ride through town and then meander through boutiques, a variety of exceptional restaurants, wine bars, antique stores and art galleries.
Check into one of Medford’s many group-friendly hotels. Enjoy Medford’s Downtown Dine Around experience and select from a showcase of restaurants, including tapas, breweries, farm to table, or ethnic cuisine, all within steps of each other. Now get ready for an evening at the theater. Choose from year-round exceptional performances at the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center, Randall Theatre, Camelot Theater, Oregon Cabaret Theatre or the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Wines, Brews and Culinary
First stop: Harry & David. Since 1934, Harry & David has grown to become America’s premier choice for gourmet gifts. From their handpicked fresh fruit to hand-packed gift baskets filled with delicious treats, Harry & David is committed to providing premium quality and excellence in every way. On weekdays, groups can enjoy an informative kitchen tour or stop by the corporate Harry and David Country Store.
Next Stop: The Southern Oregon Artisan Corridor. Rogue Creamery known for its award-winning blue cheeses around the world, Lillie Belle Farms makes the most spectacular hand-crafted truffles, and Ledger David Cellars serving their exceptional estate wines… and it's all within a few feet of each other.
Now off to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail for a remarkable wine tour through beautiful green valleys dotted with vineyards, fresh produce stands, and lavender fields. Plan a lunch at any number of wineries along the way.
Back at your hotel, freshen up and get ready to enjoy a dinner at one of Medford’s newest breweries, Common Block. It’s large enough to have a group dinner or guests can be on their own.
Spectacular Scenery and White Water Fun
Today’s journey will take you to Crater Lake National Park, North America’s deepest, bluest lake and Oregon’s only national park. On your way, stop at Natural Bridge and the Rogue River Gorge to witness the poser of the Rogue River crashing through ancient volcano beds. Savor a great slice of pie at Beckie's restaurant at the Union Creek Resort.
Once at Crater Lake, enjoy lunch at the Lodge, take an interpretive park tour, enjoy numerous hikes at various skills, visit the gift shops, take photographs of this incredible marvel, boat ride around Wizard Island, or sit back and enjoy a trolley ride around the lake.
On your return trip, take a thrilling jet boat ride with Rogue Jet Boat Adventures. Get a good night’s sleep back at your hotel.