Photo Sean Bagshaw, Outdoor Exposure
For many of our visitors the “Ashland Experience" is three-fold:
come for first rate theater, stay at a lovely B&B and dine at fabulous restaurants. Can it get any better than that? It might be hard to believe, but in a word: YES!
Theatres, art galleries, parks, shops, museums, day spas and historic neighborhoods -- all nestled downtown at the base of the Siskiyou Mountains -- are the charms of Ashland. If you're willing to jump in your car for some short day trips, you can expand your experiences by visiting such area attractions as Crater Lake, Jacksonville, and the Britt Music Festival, plus the Rogue Valley's many wineries, antique shops, and Harry & David.
Discover what wine lovers from around the world are learning -- Southern Oregon is wine country! For more information on local wineries and where to sip the many varietals found in southern Oregon, visit Rogue Valley Wine Country
Ashland is a performing arts town! There are at least five "Off Bardway" theaters, as the locals fondly refer to the wonderfully innovative and avant-gard theater companies in the Rogue Valley; many of these theatres run during the winter months or have shows on Monday nights.
And what about those folks who love the outdoors and want more adventure? The Rogue Valley is a veritable wonderland of great terrains and natural resources for rafting, kayaking, fishing, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, biking, and walking.
No matter how hard you try, it's almost impossible to describe Southern Oregon's breathtaking beauty. Visitors exploring the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges will discover the rarity of flora and fauna for which they're famous. And lovers of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers will come to understand why the World Wildlife Foundation calls this area the "Galapagos of North America."