Medford’s humble beginnings go back to 1885 when the city was officially incorporated after the railroad came to Southern Oregon. Today, you can still walk through downtown Medford and see original buildings and streets that have since been revitalized and turned into clothing shops, restaurants, and antique stores. Spend a day rafting on Rogue River or taking in the breathtaking view from atop Upper and Lower Table Rock. You’ll have plenty of fun activities to keep you busy during your stay in Medford.
White water rafting on the Rogue River is the perfect way to kick off your vacation. Momentum River Expeditions offers half, full, and multiple day trips with a tour guide to help you venture through the waters safely. Rogue Rafting Company also offers similar trips, and is located in nearby Gold Hill. Experience the Rogue River from inside a raft as you paddle through the rapids with your family.
Upper and Lower Table Rock are two places you must visit while in Medford. These volcanic plateaus are located just north of Medford and were created some seven million years ago. They were shaped by erosion and stand at about 800 feet tall. Here, you’ll find over 70 different species of animals, over 340 plant species, and more than 200 types of wildflowers. Try the easy, 2.8-mile hike to Upper Table Rock that has an elevation gain of 720 feet. The hike to Lower Table Rock is moderate and is almost twice as long as the hike to Upper Table Rock. Come in the spring and you will be treated to the vibrant colors of the blooming wildflowers. The vistas from some parts of these cliffs are incredible, and give hikers a view of the Rogue River, the Cascades, and the rim of Crater Lake.
A trip to the beach on a warm, summer day is almost second to none. On your day trip, make the three-hour drive to Gold Beach on Oregon’s coast and enjoy a day in the sand. With average summer temperatures in the 70s, you won’t have to worry about getting too hot being in the sun all day. In June, the Pistol River Wave Bash occurs, bringing international wind surfers to Gold Beach. Sit back and enjoy watching some of the best windsurfers in the world show off their skills. Cape Blanco Lighthouse is just another 50-minute north of Gold Beach, and is the furthest point west in the continental U.S. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops in Gold Beach to choose from, so take a drive there and spend the day getting acquainted with this Oregon beach town.
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While you’re exploring Medford, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat at some of the local spots. Try Burger Spot and get a juicy cheeseburger with sweet potato fries, a gyro sandwich, or just an ice cold beer. Kaleidoscope Pizzeria and Pub is a local favorite. It has ample indoor and outdoor seating, and their pizzas are loaded with toppings. Sunrise Café is the place to go for Asian fusion food. Get the Huli Huli Chicken with Rice and you won’t regret it.
Ready to do a little shopping while you’re on vacation? Head to The Coop de Ville and browse their antiques. Or, stop in at Men’s HangUps and check out their vintage and consignment clothing options for men. The Busy Bee Thrift Store is another great place to visit, and it’s located right downtown. Don’t forget to grab a little something to commemorate your trip to Medford!
To reach Medford from out of state, first fly into Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. From there, you can rent a car and drive 10 minutes to reach downtown Medford. The town does have a fairly good public transportation system, comprised of buses, but if you want more freedom, a rental car is recommended. Plus, you can use it to get to Table Rock and Gold Beach. Enjoy a stroll through downtown Medford by foot, but you may want to use a car when leaving the area.
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