A world-wise traveler once said, “If you want to have fun, venture out to a college town.” We can’t remember exactly who that sojourning sage was, but she must have spent some time in Corvallis, Oregon. Settle into a natural rhythm with the flow of the Willamette River, blend in with the shuffle of ambling fruit aficionados at the farmers market, and relax in Corvallis hotels. To really rub elbows with the locals, remember to wear the Beavers’ orange and black on game night and order a pint of the hometown craft beer.
As you roll through town in your Corvallis rental car, you’ll get the feeling that you’re living a scene from a photo gallery wall. Whether the trees are a crisp spring green, vibrant shades of autumn, or any hue in between, drive over the vineyard-laden hills and traipse through busy university quads. Let your mind wander on the walking trails at the William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge south of town. Is that your inner monologue or the warble of a purple finch? It’s uncertain out in these woods. After getting to know Oregon’s feathered friends, make your way to the downtown area for riverside dining. Pair the region’s smooth beers with a slice of pizza pie and savor French bistro fare with a side of local pinot noir. But don’t turn in yet; the lovely hotels in Corvallis can wait. Finish off dessert on a breezy patio, and walk to the nearby Majestic Theater, where Corvallis has been telling stories since 1913.
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