“Eugene is touted as a ‘great city for the arts and outdoors’ for its abundance of arts and culture, passion for sports and recreation, and reputation as “Track Town USA.” With more ways to cross the river by bike than car and miles of riverside paths, Eugene is consistently ranked as a bike and pedestrian friendly community.” – Travel Lane County
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Visiting from afar? Check out our “Insider Guide” with staff favorites and fun things to do around town.
Travel Lane County & Visitor’s Guide
Check out the Travel Lane County website for great ideas and tips on things to do while visiting Eugene. Search the Event Calendar by your travel dates to find out about other fun activities happening in the area!
Where to Eat?
Fresh, local seafood, berries and cheese. Diverse flavors from around the world. A casual, affordable picnic lunch. All this and more is yours to discover in Eugene, and throughout Lane County. See the links below for restaurant ideas.
The Saturday Market
The first Saturday Market was held on May 9, 1970. It rained, and there were 29 vendors. The Market now has over 800 active members and nearly 300 of these members sell each week, rain or shine. Don’t miss this Eugene favorite.
Willamette Valley Wine Country
There are more than 17 wineries within a 25 minute drive of downtown Eugene. Even if you aren’t imbibing leading up to race day, the views, tours, and flavors are worth a visit. Have a true farm-to-table lunch or dinner at King Estate, which overlooks more than 1,000 acres of vineyards, orchards, and gardens. If you are flying Alaska Airlines, you can check a case of wine for free thanks to the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Note: The program only applies to departures from airports in Eugene, Portland, Medford and Redmond.
Eugene – Family Weekend Destination
Seattle-based travel writer Amy Poffenbarger was already familiar with Eugene because of the Eugene Marathon. She decided to take a family vacation last summer and see what else there is to offer in Eugene. Read about her family’s adventures and how you can plan a fun-filled trip to Eugene around your race weekend.