Visit the small city of Bend. Based near Deschutes National Park, travelers visiting Bend will have access to fun town activities and a vast region of outdoors. Inside Bend, you can trek a path that leads one through an extinct volcano called Pilot Butte. Head outside the city, and you’ll find Tumalo State Park, a great spot for relaxed picnics and swimming. Don’t forget to visit the High Desert Museum. It’s the number one attraction in Bend, housing more than 100 species, including the bobcat, badger, and porcupine. To start your stay near Bend, stay in one of these cozy accommodations. You’ll find traditional homes, rustic cabins, lodges with outdoor hot tubs, and more. No matter which one you choose, you’ll be surrounded by lush nature at every corner.