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Medford

Travel to Medford

Medford, Oregon, situated in the scenic Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, serves as a serene and accessible getaway from major West Coast cities. For road-trippers, Interstate 5 runs straight through the town, making it an easy and family-friendly drive. It’s approximately a 4.5-hour drive south of Portland, Oregon’s largest city, providing a perfect weekend escape for city dwellers. Conversely, Medford is about a 6-hour drive north of San Francisco, California, offering a notable change in landscape and pace for those journeying from the Bay Area.

The most direct route to Medford is flying into the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, which has direct flights from Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland. Alternatively, travelers can travel car-fee by train on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, which stops in nearby Klamath Falls, with bus connections to Medford. This combination of picturesque routes and convenient travel options makes Medford a desirable destination for exploring the unique offerings of Southern Oregon.

Wine and Vineyards

For wine enthusiasts, Medford is a must-visit destination – renowned for the variety offered by the Rogue Valley. The region’s flourishing vineyards and boutique wineries offer an unparalleled wine-tasting experience. Visitors can embark on guided wine tours, indulging in the rich flavors of locally produced wines that showcase the valley’s unique terroir. These tours provide an opportunity to sample a diverse range of wines and learn about the intricate winemaking process. Medford’s wine-tasting scene is a haven for those seeking to deepen their appreciation of Oregon’s viticulture and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding vineyards.

Outdoor Adventures

Medford is a treasure trove of recreational activities, offering something for every outdoor enthusiast. The city is famed for its proximity to the Rogue River, making it an ideal spot for white-water rafting, fishing, and kayaking. For families, Medford’s parks provide ample opportunities for picnicking, biking, and exploring nature. Prescott Park delights enthusiasts with well-maintained trails offering rewarding hikes, family-friendly mountain biking, and stunning views of Mount McLoughlin. Medford’s commitment to outdoor activities ensures that visitors and residents alike can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the beauty of Oregon’s outdoors.

Fairs and Festivals

Medford is a vibrant hub for festivals and events that celebrate the rich culture and community of the region. The city’s calendar is dotted with an array of annual events. The Medford Pear Blossom Festival is a standout event, a tribute to the city’s agricultural heritage, featuring parades, street fairs, and a 5k run. The Medford Multicultural Fair showcases the city’s diversity, offering a taste of global cultures through music, dance, and food. Another highlight is the Heart of the Rogue Festival, which celebrates the Rogue Valley’s unique culture, featuring local music, art, and Rogue Valley wines and brews. This festival perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Medford, combining its rich cultural tapestry with its renowned culinary and wine-making traditions. Each festival and event in Medford entertains and fosters a sense of community, making the city a lively and engaging place to visit year-round.

Things To Do

Cynthia's Home Sweet Home Murder Mystery Dinner

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1038 NW 6th Street
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541-479-5953
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Buttercloud Bakery

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315 S Front Street
Medford, OR. 97501
541-973-2336
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4 Daughters Irish Pub

4 Daughters is a local business based upon the premise of bringing simple yet delicious food to the community in […]

126 W Main Street
Medford, OR. 97501
541-779-4455
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Sovana Inn

250 E. Barnett Road
Medford, OR. 97501
541.500.8500
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Motel 6 Grants Pass

1800 N.E. 7th St.
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541.474.1331
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Cycle Analysis

A small family-owned shop with a small-town, homey feel. The folks who work at Cycle Analysis are friendly, knowledgeable and […]

110 N 5th Street
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541-899-9190
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