For a vacation filled with the sights and sounds of the largest regional repertory theater in the United States, check out flights to Ashland, Oregon. From February to October, the heart of the city throbs with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, making it a destination for theater and music lovers. Ashland vacation packages are a frugal choice when booking travel to arts events in the area. The nearby Medford International Airport (MFR) takes you to the heart of the Rogue Valley; only a few miles north of Ashland.
Transportation from MFR
Hotels near Medford International Airport are a convenient base to explore the rich Rogue Valley and its attractions. While bus transportation is available, a rental car is the easiest way to get around the valley as you travel the 16.2 miles south on I-5 to Ashland or head north to the nearby cities of Rogue River or Grants Pass. In addition to the world-renowned Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is the home of Southern Oregon University and the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, where experts help solve crimes against wildlife. Summer rafting on the Rogue River and winter skiing at Mt. Ashland make Ashland and the Rogue Valley a year-round destination. Ashland hotels are only a few miles down the mountain from the skiing and snowboarding in winter, but be prepared with chains for snowy roads.
In addition to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland hosts a wide variety of musical and theatrical venues. Immerse yourself in the public concerts, comedy shows, and festivals held in and around the Ashland area and don't forget to take home some of the fruits from the orchards that fill the valley. When booking Ashland flights, save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. Travelocity will help you find the best deals on Ashland airfare, allowing you to save money to take in one more performance before heading home.