Grants Pass is full of fun things to do. Visit The Glass Forge and see the art of hand blown glass. Taste the sweetness of downtown in Rogue Valley Fudge and Fine Chocolates. Their handmade fudge will melt in your mouth. Pick up the best of the local farms at the Growers’ Market, open from March to November. Take in an afternoon of amazing art and culture at the Grants Pass Museum or the Firehouse Gallery. If live theatre is what you crave you’re in for a treat. See the Rogue Theatre in downtown or the outdoor Rogue Music Theatre. Both the Britt Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival have some great upcoming performances scheduled.
On the River
Every year thousands of people visit Grants Pass to spend some time as a Rogue River Adventurer. Enjoy a famous Hellgate Excursion Trip and take a jet-propelled ride along the river. For those looking for something more on the wilder side the river offers white water rafting and the popular Orange Torpedo Trips. Rogue River Adventurers are also known to enjoy driftboat fishing for salmon and steelhead. Looking for something other than a water activity? The Rogue River is surround by hiking trails and parks. Take in the beautiful scenery of Southern Oregon. There is always something fun to do on the river.
Southern Oregon is Wine Country. Rugged mountain valleys and diverse climates make Southern Oregon one of the most diverse winegrowing regions in the world. A visit to a winery in Southern Oregon can involve much more than just tasting wine. Amongst beautiful valleys with stunning vistas, a winemaker may be pouring wine in the tasting room, or be nearby to share stories and special wines with you.
Grants Pass is full of amazing restaurants and unique cafes that provide the perfect spot for lingering over coffee with a friend or a glass of Pinot Noir at an elegant Restaurant. Dining out in Grants Pass is about grand tastes, gracious touches, fine foods and fantastic flavors. Ambiance and atmosphere. From hometown cookin’ to your favorite chain establishment, Grants Pass has options you will truly enjoy.
There’s no question Grants Pass’ Golf Courses are as challenging as they are beautiful. Of course this is in huge part to the City’s spectacular scenery and landscapes. Between the majestic mountains, towering trees, breathtaking lakes and rivers, you will simply find some of the finest golf courses in Southern Oregon. Play 9 holes near the Applegate River or at the Laurel Hill Golf Course. For a challenging 18-hole courses visit the Grants Pass Golf Club or the picturesque Dutcher Creek Golf Course.
Lakes & Parks
The City of Grants Pass has numerous parks and lakes. City parks provide facilities for picnicking, walking, fishing, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, disc golf, horseshoes, skateboarding, baseball, swimming and Schroeder Park now has a Dog Park. Just north of Grants Pass, Crater Lake offers immeasurable beauty with a violent volcanic past. For those who enjoy physical and mental challenges the sport of caving can be experienced along with cave tours at the Oregon Caves National Monument.
More To See & Do
Grants Pass is surrounded some amazing Area Attractions. The Rogue Valley Creamery in Central Point has been making home made cheese since 1935. Try the Rogue River Blue, it’s the finest blue cheese in the world. Just 40 miles south of Grants Pass in Medford Oregon is one of the ever popular Harry & David Stores. Catch a glimpse into the colorful history of this rugged area through the stories of the pioneer settlers at the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center. Their annual Applegate Wagon Trail reenactment is a local favorite. Visit the House of Mystery at the Oregon Vortex and see a place where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed.