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Medford
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Medford

Visit southern Oregon’s largest city to enjoy regional produce, including wine, and easy access to outdoor activities in Ashland, Crater Lake and the Pacific coast.

Medford is located in the Rogue Valley, a lush region surrounded by the Cascade, Siskiyou and Oregon Coastal mountain ranges. View this distinctive landscape as a dramatic backdrop while visiting southern Oregon’s largest city.

Begin your experience in the OldTown Dining and Entertainment District, Medford's downtown. This historic district offers picturesque architecture and a walkable layout, making it a great destination for an afternoon of casual exploration. Galleries and boutiques line the streets. Have dinner in one of the artisan restaurants here then watch a performance at the Craterian Performances at Collier Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy the good food, nightlife and tax-free shopping opportunities that abound in Medford’s commercial center.

In the heart of Oregon’s fertile agricultural region, Medford is known for producing some of the best wine, cheese and produce in the state. Farmers markets and craft fairs are weekly occurrences at the Armory, Medford’s primary events center. Be sure to sample the Rogue Valley's delicious Harry & David's Royal Rivera pears. Drive a few miles outside the city center and pay a visit to one of the dozens of vineyards in the region. As well as tastings, most wineries offer food and live music options several times a week.

Medford is known for its warm spring, summer and autumn months. Spend a day climbing Roxy Ann Peak in Prescott Park. The trail, which is just 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) from the city center, is suitable for hikers of all ages. It offers beautiful views of Medford and the surrounding countryside.

Bear Creek Park and Hawthorne Park are both in the middle of downtown and offer convenient waterfront access, making them beautiful locations to enjoy a picnic lunch with a view.

Drive 13 miles (20.9 kilometers) south from Medford to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival, an event that runs from February through November and attracts nearly half a million visitors annually. Crater Lake National Park, featuring a deep lake of an incredible blue colour and surrounded by sheer cliffs, is just over an hour’s drive from downtown. Medford’s location also makes it possible to take daytrips to the Pacific Ocean, Klamath Lake and even northern California.

Where to stay in Medford

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
2525 Ashland St, Ashland, OR
The price is Rs7,079 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Conveniently located near to the ski slopes, this Ashland hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Schneider Museum of Art and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, and is ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,517 reviews)
"Nice pleasant stay, nice area"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
3 out of 5
98 Central Ave, Ashland, OR
The price is Rs9,982 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oregon Cabaret Theatre and Ashland Library. North Mountain Park and Lithia Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,210 reviews)
"Place is pretty nice but we had a room next to the elevator (#323) and we could hear the thumping/knocking of the elevator door and machinery all night, it kept my wife awake."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
2300 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR
The price is Rs7,807 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Providence Medford Medical Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from The Expo. Rogue Valley Country Club ...
4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"It was clean and the beds were comfortable. The restaurant was not very good."

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
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The Retreat at Oak Knoll ~ Pet Friendly
The Retreat at Oak Knoll ~ Pet Friendly
4 out of 5
16 Knoll Crest Drive, Ashland, OR
Situated in Ashland, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, Cascade Range and Schneider Museum of Art. Southern Oregon University ...
The Retreat at Oak Knoll ~ Pet Friendly
Dream Cottage at Paschal Winery
Dream Cottage at Paschal Winery
3.5 out of 5
1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, OR
Situated in Talent, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Paschal Winery and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Talent Library. Phoenix Library and StoneRiver Vineyards are ...
Dream Cottage at Paschal Winery
'1900' Guest House ~ Near OSF
'1900' Guest House ~ Near OSF
3 out of 5
56 3rd Street, Ashland, OR
Located in Historic Railroad District, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Ashland Library and Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Allen Elizabethan Theatre and ...
'1900' Guest House ~ Near OSF
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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22 Jun 2019

Comfottable and convenient spot to stay en route

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28 May 2019

Looks like a great city.

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