5 Reasons To Visit Ashland This Autumn

Autumn Leaves in Ashland

Ashland is a hidden gem nestled in the scenic Pacific Northwest’s Rogue Valley. And while we may be best known for the Oregon Shakespeare festival, there’s much more to our charming town than meets the eye. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Ashland this autumn season!

1. The Weather Is Perfection

Late September through early November is when Ashland really shines. The days are sunny and mild, with temperatures averaging in the low 70s. Perfect for exploring our beautiful town and surrounds. Trust us, there’s nothing quite like experiencing an autumn night in Ashland!

2. The Fall Foliage Is Stunning

Ashland is home to many beautiful parks and trails, foremost among them is the famous Lithia Park. 93 acres just a short walk from The Bard’s Inn Hotel where you can hike or simply take a leisurely stroll,  taking in all the natural beauty that autumn has to offer. Make sure to bring your camera, because you’re going to want to capture all the colorful leaves! 

3. There’s No Shortage Of Things To Do

In addition to our myriad hiking and walking trails, Ashland also boasts a number of art galleries, where local artists display their work. Live performance venues abound from wineries and restaurants to the Oregon Cabaret and of course, let’s not forget about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Running from February through October, the program attracts theater-lovers from all over the world! 

4. You’ll Fall In Love With The Local Cuisine

Ashland is home to many excellent restaurants including  MÄS – named in the 2022 New York Times list of 50 best restaurants in the United States. Many of our local restaurants feature seasonal menus showcasing all the best that fall in the Rogue Valley has to offer. From Italian and Asian dishes to wood-fired pizzas and local artisan cuisine there is something for everyone—there’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal after a long day of exploring! 

5. You’ll Feel Right At Home At The Bard’s Inn – A Best Western Signature Hotel

Last but not least, when you stay at The Bard’s Inn Hotel during your trip to Ashland, you’ll feel right at home away from home. Our luxury accommodations and top-notch service just steps away from the Plaza and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theaters will make your experience here truly unforgettable! 

So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at The Bard’s Inn Hotel today and start planning your trip to Ashland, Oregon this autumn season! We promise you won’t regret it!