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3 Unusual Hood River Activities & Attractions to Enjoy

Here in Hood River, there are a thousand different ways to enjoy each day. There are the obvious ways, like relaxing outdoors, taking a hike, swimming in the river—but what about the obscure attractions here in Hood River that not many people know about? There are some Hood River activities that the locals swear by which you might not hear about unless you make friends with someone who lives here. Luckily, we’ve made a handy list for you.

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

This is no ordinary museum. Here at WAAAM you’ll find one of the largest collections on the planet of still-working antique airplanes and automobiles. That means that you’re not walking into a graveyard of broken parts and dead engines; the machines here are still full of life and are actually flyable and drivable. You’ll get to explore over two acres of mechanical history in this indoor exhibit, and you’ll leave knowing a little bit more about the history of flight and driving.

Lavender Valley

On 5965 Bonebro Rd, Hood River, OR, you’ll find Lavender Valley, whose simple sign with a little sprig of lavender is pretty indicative of its entire vibe. The fields of blooming lavender here will evoke such a sense of peace and calm in you that you’ll never want to leave. With the purple landscape and the majestic backdrop of Mt. Hood in the background, it’s the perfect place for a photo op, whether you want a glowing selfie or a simple and quaint photo of the entire family. Stop in the gift shop for a souvenir to remember this day forever.

Hydroflight Flyboarding

Have you ever been surfing, paddleboarding, or jet-skiing? Well, forget everything you know about all of those activities. Hydroflight flyboarding is a wholly unique sport that will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You’ll be standing up with your gear under your feet, propelling you along almost like a water-powered jetpack. You simply lean in the direction you want to go, and your gear will listen; it’s intuitive, exciting, and you really will feel like you’re flying along the surface of the water. This adventure will cost $129 through Gorge Flyboard, and for what you’re getting out of it, that price is amazing and worth every penny.

Hood River Vacation Rentals is the best place to start if you’re looking for a unique vacation here in Oregon. Give us a call today at 1-877-260-2519 to take the first step! Book your vacation rentals today!

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