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What Makes a Hood River Vacation Great for the Holidays?

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Hood River is the gem of Oregon, often referred to as the windsurfing capital of the world and known for being a shining light the whole year round. Find us right smack in the middle of two of the most beautiful natural features in the northwest: the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountain Range. A Hood River vacation is for anyone who likes beauty and adventure. The Gorgeous Landscape Here in Hood River you’ll find the most unique intersection of mountain and river in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re

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How to Find the Best Spots for Hood River Sightseeing

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For a vacation with scenery like you’ve never seen before, come pay a visit to the emerald forests of the Pacific Northwest and stay with us in Hood River. Nestled at the base of the majestic Mt. Hood and along the Columbia River that forms the state line between Oregon and Washington, the area offers countless options for taking in the stunning natural scenery. Here’s some of the best spots our city and the surrounding county have to offer for Hood River sightseeing, and creative ways for you to see

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Plan a 2019 Hood River Thanksgiving Getaway

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Hood River only grows more and more beautiful as the months go by and the planet turns beneath us, bring us toward the end of the fall season. Thanksgiving lies right at the end of fall before winter, and what a great time to come and see us! You’ll get to enjoy not only the gorgeous fall foliage and cozy weather, but all our fall-end activities as well! Family Activities to Participate In Take in the fall colors of the trees around you. Visit the WAAAM, or the Western Antique

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Hood River Attractions and Outdoor Adventures

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Hood River is such a beautiful part of Oregon, and there are endless ways to explore the outdoors while you’re here. Whether you want to enjoy the susurrus of the trees or the splashing of the Columbia River, we have some expert ideas for you to try! Hike to a Wahclella Falls North of the river is Columbia River National Scenic Area, which protects the canyon where the river carves its path through the Cascade mountain range. The views here are unparalleled, and you’ll adore these hiking trails, especially the

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3 Unusual Hood River Activities & Attractions to Enjoy

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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

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Our Favorite New Flavors in Hood River

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One of the most memorable parts of your trip to Hood River is going to be the food you eat while you’re here. It’s just that good. But how will you know where to eat and what to try? Allow us to help with some Hood River food recommendations! These are our three favorite entrees we’ve found in the last few months here in Hood River: Salmon Simply named, the Salmon dish at Celilo Restaurant is the best salmon around. There’s nothing better than pan-seared Colombia River King Salmon laid

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Our Favorite Hood River Activities in the Fall

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Hood River, Oregon in the fall season is a sight to behold. If you love the changing of the seasons when the world begins to glow yellow, orange, and red, you’re in for a treat when you come to visit us this year. Not only is the landscape beautiful, but there are endless Hood River activities to do too. Take a look at a list of our favorites. Hang Out at Hood River Waterfront Park Go for a midday swim, let the kids run around on the playground, and chill

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Your Hood River Labor Day Weekend Vacation

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Labor Day is the perfect excuse to plan a weekend getaway to a beautiful place, and three days is a great amount of time to experience the best that Hood River has to offer. You’re going to want to make the most of this Hood River Labor Day weekend trip, so take a look at our handy guide for enjoying Hood River in three days’ time! Saturday The first day is great for sporty activities, while your energy levels are highest! Try out stand-up paddleboarding on the river. Grab a

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Hood River Ice Cream to Beat the Summer Heat

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Head to the Water for the Morning Take a sailing lesson at Hood River WaterPlay if you’d like to try a new sport! Don’t let a lack of experience stop you this summer; there are experienced instructors here to walk you through your first time and get you sailing on the Columbia River like a pro. Rent a kayak at Gorge Paddling Center if you’d like a more quaint and intimate experience for two, or if you’d like a professional helping hand, save this one for a sunset tour when

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Plan an Unforgettable Luxury Hood River Getaway

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Hood River is a dream destination if you’re looking to take a vacation of ultimate fun and comfort. With a rich food scene, natural environment, and history, there’s something here for everyone. Here are some tips for getting the most luxury out of your Hood River getaway trip: What to Do During Your Hood River Getaway Trip Take a stroll down the Downtown Historic Shopping District and enjoy the scenery while picking out some souvenirs or take a 35-mile scenic drive through Hood River Fruit Loop, where you’ll see everything

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