1) The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the #1 attraction in Southern Oregon. With various theaters, phenomenal actors, and a wide-range of plays, the Shakespeare Festival caters to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Buy your tickets early and be prepared for a phenomenal experience.
2) Rafting on the Rogue River is a great way of seeing the Southern Oregon outdoors. The stretch of river run by Indigo Creek Outfitters is perfect for just about anyone. It starts off mellow and slowly builds to some splashier rapids. Their half-day trips are the perfect length of time to be out on the river. Based in Ashland, their meeting location for all trips is just two blocks from the heart of downtown.
3) Have a picnic in Lithia Park near Ashland’s downtown Plaza area. Take a stroll up Ashland Creek to a picnic area complete with full-sized picnic tables. Along the creek, in the shade, and with the sun beaming in-between tree limbs it’s the perfect place to enjoy a lunch spread and relax.