Yellowstone was No. 4 and Bend,No. 30.
Yellowstone National Park
the newspaper selected Yellowstone because of the $70 million program to update existing accommodations and add anew lodging around the Canyon Lake visitor center.
|Yellowstone's Grand Canyon|
Located in central Oregon, Bend is just a few hours' drive from Portland, the state's largest city. It's a pretty drive, past forests, sparking steams and mountains. The newspaper picked Bend for the list because it's smack dab in the middle of the outdoors, and crafted beers and ciders. Bend also has 400 miles of mountain bike trails and world class seeking at nearby Mount Bachelor.
Om our last visit to Bend, we enjoyed a stop at the High Desert Museum, just a few miles south of Bend on Highway 97.