Spring break isn’t just for partying college students or parents with kids. Especially in Central Oregon, where there’s so much to do, the sky is the limit when planning a spring break trip.

And don’t we all deserve a break?

Unlike many popular spots on the coast, Central Oregon doesn’t get so overcrowded when spring break hits. Luckily, it’s just as convenient to get to (a few hours from Portland, easy drive from Washington and California) and definitely just as beautiful.

Central Oregon is a place to truly connect with nature — it’s surrounded by mountains, pine trees, and lakes, the perfect backdrop to connect with family and friends. By the way, spring break typically still means snow up in the mountains, so be sure to check the weather reports and plan accordingly.

Here are five ways you can spend spring break in Central Oregon:

#1 – Teacher Retreat

No one deserves a break during this time of year more than teachers. It’s an essential rest time before the final drive to finish the school year kicks in. A retreat in Central Oregon is the perfect opportunity for teachers to recharge your batteries. A trip to a full-service spa is definitely in order for a massage and facial. Your body and soul will thank you! To make your trip even more relaxing, skip the hotel and book a vacation rental with a hot tub. It’ll be quieter, cozier, and just like home.

#2 – Bonding With the Kids

Kids are itching to get out and explore the world beyond the classroom. This is a perfect opportunity for parents to plan a trip that takes them away from the electronics. Depending on the weather, you can take kids on kayaking adventures, snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, snowshoeing, cave tours, and so much more! Check out this our activity guide for ideas.

#3 – Family and Friends Trip

How often do you get a chance to spend time with those you haven’t seen in a while, like your siblings or your best friends? Why not take a week away with those family or friends — or both! Take a break from life, reconnect, and feel like yourself again. Book a rental home, check out local cuisine, and be sure to hop on the Bend Brew Bus or The Local Pour tour. It’ll be a trip you and your family and friends will never forget.

#4 – College Students

College students and spring break go together like peanut butter and jelly. But it doesn’t mean you have to do the typical thing and go to a warm beach and party all night. In Central Oregon, adventure awaits. Grab your friends, and split the cost of a vacation rental, and take to the great outdoors. Sunriver is a great home base for all types of fun, and super close to skiing at Mt. Bachelor, a brew tour, or a visit to the spa. You really can do it all here!

#5 – Couples Getaway

Spring is about renewal. Rekindle your relationship with your significant other with a spring break trip to Central Oregon, where you can quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of regular life. Couples massages, winter hikes, a helicopter tour, and so much more await you!

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