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A travel expert says Oregon is America's No. 1 best destination for summer vacations. Here's a couple of my favorites: 

  • 1

    Eagle Cap Wilderness Area

    Even if you're smart enough to enjoy some time in Baker, Oregon, on your road trips you probably never left the valley. The Eagle Cap Wilderness Area is an unappreciated treasure.

  • 2

    Wallowa Lake

    The Nez Perce traveled all over the Snake River corridor and chose this spot as their favorite for a reason.

  • 3

    Bend, Oregon

    Explore lava caves, fish the streams, visit the three Sisters and more!

  • 4

    Oregon Caves National Monument

    Never been but it's on my bucket list.

  • 5

    Oregon Coast

    I could go on for hours. There's a lot more to see than just Astoria and Cannon Beach, that's for sure.

  • 6

    Hood River

    Watch the wind surfers, explore the mountains, go kayaking and more!

  • 7

    Mt. Hood

    The eternal glacier allows summer skiing and a chance to cool off on this beautiful peak.

  • 8


    Enough said.

  • 9


    So much to do, so much to see. The biggest little town in the West (sorry Reno).

  • 10

    Crater Lake

    The deepest lake in America. So beautiful.