Cheap flights to Oregon

One of the largest states in the United States of America, Oregon – with its massive area of almost 100,000 square miles – has a population of close to 4 million and is affectionately known as the ‘Beaver State’ (after its fuzzy official state animal). Home to huge bodies of water like the magnificent Crater Lake – the country’s deepest lake – as well as the Columbia River, Snake River, Willamette River and many others, Oregon is a well-watered state that boasts lush greenery, meadows, forests and valleys. Such is the expanse of Oregon’s forested areas that the state is the USA’s leading producer of wood and timber products. An area of great natural diversity, though, Oregon also boasts volcanic regions, a ruggedly beautiful Pacific coastline, desert area, prairies, shrublands and steppes.

Admitted to statehood in 1859, Oregon is the USA’s 33rd state and is bordered by Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California.

Getting around

Like most places in the United States, Oregon is best navigated by car. With its extensive network of well-developed highways and roads as well as a general abundance of parking spaces, road trips in Oregon could be fun, enjoyable and easy. Otherwise, Oregon also offers a wide variety of public transport options – trains, buses and lightrail services are available throughout the state.

What to see and do

No trip to Oregon is complete without a look at the USA’s deepest lake and Oregon’s iconic attraction – the ethereal, deep blue caldera Crater Lake. Still and silent in the middle of a volcanic crater with walls thousands of feet high, Crater Lake’s beauty is further compounded by the fact that it is located right smack in the midst of a lush green forest, making for a stunning contrast of strong color. Add Wizard Island, a little spit of tree-covered land that formed in the middle of Crater Lake, and you get one picture-perfect scene.

Formed by the collapse of volcano Mount Mazama and subsequently filled by rain and snowfall, Crater Lake’s aesthetic appeal is world-renowned. On top of that, the mystical lake also holds special significance for the native people of Southern Oregon, the Klamath tribes, where it is the source material for countless myths and legends.

Next must-see in Oregon: the Painted Hills, an area as geologically and archaeologically important as it is stunningly beautiful. One look at the place and you’d see how it got its name – with rolling hills decked in shades of red, brown, yellow, black, gold, orange and more, it looks like a giant came by with a paintbrush and liberally drew colorful gradiented stripes all over the landscape. Fanciful descriptions aside, the pretty colors of the hills are actually a record of each geological time period the region has seen – from the time millions of years back when it was a river flood plain and onwards.

Flights to Oregon

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