Ashland is home to the award-winning Oregon
Shakespeare Festival which produces plays in repertory
each year written by William Shakespeare and other playwrights.
The season begins mid-February and runs through the end
With three stages, this year's Shakespeare
Festival looks especially exciting for 2013. The playbill
includes 11 plays on 3 stages:
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Never been to Ashland? Not sure what to
do or how to spend your time? Ashland, is perfectly situated
in the heart of Southern Oregon and offers an abundance
of year-round activities such as wine, cheese and chocolate
tasting, white water rafting on the Rogue River, kayaking
Lake, snow skiing at Mt.
Ashland, bicycle the Bear
Creek Greenway and take a day trip to Crater
Lake National Park to name just a few. There are also
nearby golf courses, horseback riding and guided fishing
trips. The Hellgate
Jet Boat experience is based in Grants Pass, just 45
minutes north of Ashland.
Ashland offers the finest in boutique and antique shopping,
excellent casual and fine dining, art galleries, farmers’
markets, the Varsity
Movie Theater, the Oregon
Cabaret Dinner Theater and of course the theaters of
Shakespeare Festival. Don’t forget to take in
the natural and peaceful beauty of Lithia
Park, a 93-acre park right in the heart of Ashland.
To help you get started, we’ve mapped
out a few day trips for you.
water rafting on the Rogue River. Read
our review of our experience on the river with Will
and his crew at Indigo
Creek Outfitters based in Ashland. As guests of Abigail’s,
you’ll receive a 10% discount off of the cost of the
trip, plus a complimentary photo CD of your river adventure.
You’ll be back in plenty of time for dinner and the
your raft trip now!
#2. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
Tasting road trip. Start your road trip at
Creamery where you can indulge in free cheese tasting
and as guests of Abigail’s you’ll receive a
10% discount off of any food purchase of $20 or more. From
the creamery, walk across the parking lot to Lillie
Belle Farms Artisan Chocolates where you’ll enjoy
a taste of decadent handcrafted chocolate and receive a
10% discount off of any purchase of $20 or more. Once you
have your cheese and chocolate, hit the road to Gold Hill
and as guests of Abigail’s you’ll receive complimentary
wine tasting at
Del Rio Vineyard and Winery, where you can relax in
the outdoor picnic tasting area with your cheese and chocolate,
or enjoy your tasting in the winery’s spacious and
comfortable tasting room. Either way, they will extend a
10% discount toward any wine purchase. We will provide you
with a printed itinerary and directions.
#3. Crater Lake National Park.
No visit to southern Oregon is complete without a visit
Lake National Park, a stunning two-hour drive from Ashland.
We will give you a detailed itinerary, with driving directions,
for the perfect day trip including stops for lunch, the
best homemade pie in the area and several beautiful stops
along the way (which most people pass right by) including
the Rogue River Natural Bridge and Gorge.
#4. Historic Jacksonville &
The Britt Festival. Jacksonville,
has been designated an historic landmark community. Enjoy
boutique shopping, a casual lunch and an afternoon of strolling
through the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods
where you’ll find over 90 original brick and wooden
buildings, dating back to the 1850’s. Located just
16 miles northwest of Ashland, Jacksonville is home to the
Music Festival, the Pacific Southwest’s premier
outdoor summer concert series.
#5. Harry & David.
& David’s world headquarters are located in
Medford, just 15 minutes north of Ashland. The kitchen factory,
which is just minutes from the H&D Corner Village Store,
offers tours of the facility. Tours are offered Monday –
Friday, 4 times per day, and depart from the Harry &
David Corner Village Store. Tickets are $5 and you will
receive a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $40 or more.
Whew! There is so much to see and do here
in the Rogue Valley, so be sure to add an extra day or two
(or three) to your vacation because you don’t want
to miss any of this!