Natural Wonders, Hip Wineries, And Charming Inns Await In Southern Oregon

By Katie Chang

Spanning five regions (Crater Lake, Rogue Valley, Umpqua Valley, Klamath Basin, and Southern Oregon Outback), Southern Oregon has plenty to discover, from magnificent natural wonders like Crater Lake to the longstanding Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Oenophiles are also in for a treat, as the area lays claim to over 150 wineries. And unlike other American wine destinations like Paso Robles and Napa Valley, you can be sipping away at a winery within 30 minutes of landing at Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport.

But while Southern Oregon is a captivating destination all year long, now is an especially smart time to go with spring in the air, and nature budding back to life. Plus, who wouldn’t want to beat the crowds of summer’s anticipated travel boom?

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