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Ashland - Oregon

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
– William Shakespeare

Lavender Fields, Ashland, Oregon
Lavender Fields, Oregon

Rich in culture and famous for its Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is a popular U.S. travel destination. In addition to world-class theater, Ashland offers its visitors an abundance of fine music, including opera, bluegrass, folk-singing and chamber music. The cultural hotspot is also home to fine art galleries, restaurants, wineries, and fun outdoor activities. Ashland is nestled in the Rogue River Valley at the base of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges.

Fun Ashland Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

Top attractions in Ashland include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum (fun interactive museum). Enjoy wine-tasting at Belle Fiore Estate and Winery. Take a guided nature walk through Lithia Park. Enjoy mountain-biking, skiing and snowboarding in Mt. Ashland. Fun annual events include: A Taste of Ashland, Oregon Chocolate Festival, Ashland Culinary Festival, Arts & Crafts Fairs, Ashland Summer Celebration and 4th of July festivities. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival draws visitors from around the world. If you love Shakespeare, you won’t want to miss a visit here. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus features three theaters. Two are indoor venues and one is outside. They include: The Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre (indoor spaces). The Allen Elizabethan Theatre is situated outdoors. Depending on the time of year, the weather can vary. So be sure to wear layers if you are planning to see an outdoor production. Visit Oregon Shakespeare Festival website for featured shows and schedules.

A Taste of Ashland – Fun for Foodies

A Taste of Ashland is Southern Oregon’s premiere art, food, and wine event. Ashland art galleries are filled with gourmet foods and wines for the tasting each Spring. This fun event draws foodies from around the nation.

Oregon Chocolate Festival

This fun week-long chocolate extravaganza is a must for chocolate lovers! Sample an array of exotic flavored chocolate bars, crunchy toffees and rich chocolate-covered Oregon hazelnuts, berries and pears, including award-winning delights.

Book Ashland Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do

Book a fun Day Trip rafting on Oregon’s Rogue River. Take an Ashland Walking Tour or a Private Segway Tour. Enjoy a full-day of adventure on an exhilarating White-Water Rafting Trip along the Upper Klamath River.

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The Best Time To Visit Ashland

The best time to visit Ashland is during late Spring and the Fall. Summer months are peak season so expect crowds.