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3 Unusual Hood River Activities & Attractions to Enjoy

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Hood River is the center of fun and excitement as our sprawling namesake provides nearly endless fun and activities throughout the year. The river itself is popular with frequent visitors who wish to try their hands at the ever-popular water sports or simply relax by the shore. Try out something different with some unusual Hood River activities that are only available in this area. Make a Trip to Steigerwald Lake Escape the busy river and take a short drive out of the area to the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

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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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Trendy Hood River Restaurants & Shops to Visit

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While most come to Hood River to enjoy the various outdoor activities in the area, it does not mean you cannot find incredible shopping. Trendy Hood River restaurants and shops can be found across the area; you just need to know where to find them! Dream Street One of the best locations to find the latest trends is over at Dream Street. This dazzling boutique is the perfect place to find your next vacation outfit and at a great price too. You won’t be able to walk in and leave

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Hood River Family Activities to Beat the Summer Heat

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While Hood River, Oregon may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of top summer destinations, you will be pleasantly surprised at all there is to do. Hood River features local attractions and activities that are perfect for family members of all ages to enjoy. Here are some incredible Hood River family activities your family will love this summer: Try Out Wind Surfing Hood River is located right off the Columbia River, one of the Pacific Northwest’s top wind surfing locales. Each year wind surfers and

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Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway to Hood River

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Located on the banks of the Columbia River, Hood River claims bragging rights to being one of the most picturesque places in the state of Oregon. Naturally, it is a superb spot to celebrate Mother’s Day, where the top-notch wineries, restaurants and natural attractions will keep mom smiling. Learn how to plan the perfect Mother’s Day getaway to Hood River right here! Wine & Dine In this riverfront town, one of the best brunch options on the water is provided by the Hood River Yacht Club. In nearby Cascade Locks, the

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