Salem / Amity
Billed as the “Most Oregon Part of Oregon,” the state’s capital and second-largest city of Salem offers a bustling wine-country home base as well as an impressive variety of dining options, lodging and parks. Historic buildings and the picturesque Willamette River make this charming city Instagram gold, and opportunities for outdoor adventures, including kayaking and rafting, birding, hiking and cycling, all await within minutes. Visit Travel Salem to learn more.
Nearby Amity, a peaceful wine country town with more than 1,400 acres under vine, gives its name to the renowned Eola-Amity Hills AVA. In addition to a large variety of wineries, you'll find seasonal festivals and farms, and the Brigittine order of contemplative monks has made Amity their home––where they now treat tourists to their famous artisanal chocolate truffle and fudge.