Trip Ideas

Hood River County offers a rich arts and culture community that’s continually evolving. Attend a theater production or a gallery show at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Dance to live music many nights of the week. Or, head off to one of the area’s numerous museums, galleries and exhibits highlighting talented local artists.

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Sports & Recreation

Hood River attracts outdoor sports enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, from around the world. From water sports to hiking and backpacking to skiing and snowboarding, we are truly a recreation mecca.

Family Fun

Whitewater rafting, the historic railroad, an air and auto museum, hiking and camping, farmer’s markets: Hood River County boasts many family-friendly activities. Check out our Top Family Activities in Hood River for Winter/Spring and for Summer/Fall.

Art & Museums

Art and culture are a central part of the good life in Hood River. From theater productions and poetry readings to rides on the historic scenic railroad, from art museums and galleries to air and historic exhibits, there’s something for everyone.

Top 7 Must Do’s

1. Drive the Fruit Loop.
2. Tour the waterfalls.
3. Explore the great outdoors.
4. Soak up art and culture.
5. Take a culinary odyssey.
6. Make a splash.
7. Shop til you drop.

Seasonal Activities

Any time of the year, Hood River is bustling with activity from one of many fun, family-friendly events. Spring and summer brings blossom celebrations, concerts in the park, outdoor sporting events and more. The fall harvest season features numerous culinary and art festivals. And winter time is the season for film festivals, holiday traditions and ski season events.

Biking Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for an easy family ride or a more challenging ride in the Valley, Hood River has a route for you.