Family fun

Otters at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR

It’s in echoes of laughter bouncing down bike trails and the smiles that stretch warm and wide and free. That’s the joys of a family vacation, and we know the secret: it’s tucked away on Bend’s hiking trails, playgrounds, and ski slopes. It’s in the wide-eyed wonder of kids pointing out playful river otters, building silly snowmen at the fringe of a sledding hill, or spotting sparks of obsidian on volcanic trails. Whether your favorite form of family fun involves shopping, museums, floating the river, or just spending time as a family, Bend’s the place for making millions of memories together.

The 10 Best Family-Friendly Activities in Bend, Oregon Momtastic

From exploring the High Desert Museum to floating down the Deschutes River and hiking at Smith Rock State Park, there’s something to delight every member of the family.