Great Getaways Central Oregon - NBC Bay Area

The Mulligan family visits sunny Central Oregon for the most action-packed episode yet! Travel with them on their "adventure-cation" as they mountain bike, stand-up paddle, go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, play golf and even pedal a bar-on-wheels through Bend, the heart of Central Oregon.  















Segment 1

On horseback, Dave and the family introduce the most action-packed episode of Great Getaways yet. Central Oregon is amazingly sunny and, as you'll soon see, offers a year-round playground for visitors with more activities than there are days in a year!

 Segment 2

With the amazing Sunriver resort as their home base, the family first visits a local, annual, must-see at La Pine Frontier Days, peer into the heavens at the largest publicly accessible observatory in the country, and experience the amazing SHARC, a waterpark in a setting like no other in the world.

Segment 3

Considered by many to be the finest interactive museum in the Western United States, the High Desert Museum offers many delightful surprises, including the most incredible raptor display you'll ever likely to witness. There's also world-class golf at Black Butte Ranch, Stand-up (SUP) paddling, whitewater rafting on the mighty Deschutes River, pedalling the unique and hilarious Cycle Pub through Bend, family fun at 7 &th Mountain Resort, the world's best 4th of July Pet Parade, and mountain biking through paradise with Cog Wild.

 Segment 4

The Mulligans are city slickers today, riding the trails of majestic Brasada Ranch, then visiting the natural wonder and climbing Mecca of Smith Rock. Next, no trip to Central Oregon is complete without hitting the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, among the finest ski resorts in the western United States.