Eugene is conveniently located along I-5 and neatly situated halfway between the beautiful Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. Outdoor activities abound and include fishing, skiing, hiking, beach-combing to name a few. Most are within an hour’s drive. Eugene also offers an extensive network of walking and bike paths for relaxing along the Willamette River. Visitors may want to take advantage of the wide variety of shopping opportunities Eugene has to offer. These range from traditional retail malls, like Valley River Center, to more eclectic and artisan shops like those offered at the 5th Street Public Market. During Spring and Summer months, visitors may take advantage of the unique and well-known Saturday Market located in the heart of Eugene’s City Center. Urban attractions include wonderful restaurants, museums and events at the University of Oregon.
For more adventure, travelorcoast along I-5 to attractions such as the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, the Peter Britt Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival and many other exciting cultural events to numerous to mention. Airline service, rental cars and all the usual amenities are available at the Eugene Airport. For flights and information http://flyeug.com/ is a good resource. Those coming from some distance may find it more economical to fly into Portland, Oregon, approximately two hours to the north of Eugene.