Have you been contemplating a holiday to the southern area of Oregon, specifically the city of Grants Pass? Grants Pass offers a number of accommodations, restaurants, hiking and interesting places to go to and visit. There are many very pleasant as well as conveniently situated Grants Pass hotels that are also really reasonably priced.
The city’s slogan is actually “It’s the Climate.” The Rogue Valley has a rather moderate climate, although it can have very distinct months which consist of a short, very hot summer season and chilly, rainy winter weather that can include a couple of days of snow. At any time in the year is the right occasion to visit and lodge at one of the numerous excellent Grants Pass Hotels.
Grants Pass is undoubtedly well-known because of its major interest, the Rogue River. The white water river rafting is some of the best in the planet. There are a number of Grants Pass Resorts situated right on or nearby the Rogue River and can often give some variety of rafting adventure to their guests. The Hellgate Jetboat Excursions is located at the front of the Riverside Hotel and is one event you really don’t want to overlook.
There are many hotels found around the historic town center spot. The main street is lined with quaint antique and specialty shops that would keep any visitor occupied for several hours. An additional shopper’s delight may be the Saturday Farmer’s Marketplace that is open from March through November. Here you can sample area breads, vegetables, fruits, jellies and jams. Regional merchants setup booths at the market to exhibit then sell their clothing, pottery, paintings, jewelry and also some other types of crafts and arts.
This town really becomes active during the summer whenever you will find many functions and attractions open for tourists to go to. It is highly recommended to make lodging reservations ahead of time in summer since many Grants Pass Hotels may have their “No Vacancy” signs clearly up.
Of these summer time events organized, the first on the calendar will be the yearly Boatnik put on every Memorial Day weekend in Grants Pass. Boat-Nik includes jet boat races, Boatnik Parade, a display of fireworks, carnival at Riverside Park, and of course, the much awaited jet boat races and white water hydroplane competition. Once again, this is a really popular event and Grants Pass Hotels rapidly book quickly.
Among regional lodging choices is the Chateau at the Oregon Caves. This is a historic hotel built in 1934 that only has twenty three bedrooms. It is the lodging for the Oregon Caves National Monument. The monument will be another should see destination whilst staying in the Rogue Valley. It is located within the Siskiyou coast mountain range at an elevation of four thousand ft. If you’re contemplating an excursion in the Oregon Caves they’re seasonal. They’re only available from late march through the end of November.
Whilst visiting Grants Pass do not miss the summer concerts at Riverside Park on Tues evenings. For added music entertainment, there’s the historical downtown Rogue Theater that often offers top performers. There’s also the “Back to the 50′s” special event that consists of free of charge concerts, a vintage auto show showcasing over five hundred classic vehicles. The very first Fri every month there is the “First Friday Art Night” with many of the city’s retailers offering free of charge samples, wine tasting and host an artist displaying their work and often times available for purchase.
Grants Pass hotels have a lot to provide their guests from historic buildings to outside recreation and adventure nearly throughout the year. There are also stunning vistas in the Rogue, Illinois, and Applegate Valleys and the close by Cascade Mountains.