Can’t afford to go to Cancun or Vegas this spring break? Don’t fear! Here is a comprehensive list of all of the fantastic places to enjoy your week off, right here in Oregon.
Boring, Oregon is surprisingly not that boring. You can go to The Funny Farm, which is actually a club. Or if you actually want to visit a farm they have a very popular alpaca farm.
2. Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove is home to the world famous covered bridges! What are they? No one knows. It would probably take about three hours to visit all eight which only leaves you with 165 hours of spring break left with nothing to do. Let’s hope you brought a couple bottles of tequila to help you pass the time and imagine you are literally anywhere else.
Don’t let the name deceive you into buying a value pack of sunscreen from your local Costco. Although it might not be the coastal vacay you dreamed about there is still plenty to do. According to TripAdvisor, the number one thing to do is to spend the day at the Harney County Historical Society Museum. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, #2 is called “The Book Parlor” where you can get some extra reading done before the start of spring term. But if neither of those peaks your interest there is also a bar down the road where you can spend the week with drifters and truck drivers. Who knows, you might make a couple of friends
4. Junction City
The lack of sunshine and projected temperature of a toasty 45 degrees will ensure you leave with a fog burn feeling no less refreshed than when you came. In picturesque Junction City, you can feast on some Swedish meatballs, aebleskivers and glogg at the Scandinavian Festival, whatever that means! Let’s just hope there is also lots of Scandinavian beer.
It’s just as fantastic as its name suggests. With a population of 2,000 people, it is nicknamed “Ghost Town” and the forecast projects that it will rain for the foreseeable future. There is a haunted mortuary which has apparently been turned into a chocolate store to suit all of your sweet and spooky needs.
6. Port Orford
Port Orford is inhabited entirely by retirees and tweakers. Unfortunately, you have to go to the next town over to buy alcohol and there is only one restaurant. Other than that it is spring break central. The weather’s never nice but there is a small leech-infested lake right smack in the middle for your enjoyment.
Corvallis, Oregon should be number one on your list of dream vacations. Located right in the middle of Oregon with absolutely nothing around, you have the opportunity to reflect on all of your life’s decisions. And if you get tired of feeling sorry for yourself, you can really explore your spirituality with all 35 churches in the surrounding area. All the Beaver fans around you will make going back to Eugene a breeze. If you do get into a couple of fights at least you can come back to school with some cool stories.
Use that extra dough you saved not going to Mexico and buy a six-pack. You can chill fully clothed by a motel pool in any of these top-rated locations for a relaxing and refreshing spring break.