Oregon's second largest city, Eugene is home almost 155,000 residents, and one of Oregon's most popular destinations for visitors. The Emerald City houses the University of Oregon, and is a young, progressive city with attractions and amenities reflecting an educated, cultured population making Eugene an interesting city for a short family break.
Renowned for its green, picturesque location, Eugene is popular amongst sporty and outdoor visitors, with strong appeal in kayaking, boating and cycling. With expansive woodland and country paths, Eugene is remote enough to give a sense of escape, while benefiting from the full compliment of city amenities on its doorstep.
The so-called World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors, Eugene is also home to a number of cultural institutions and festivals which celebrate the city's connection with the arts. The Oregon Bach Festival takes place in the city each year, drawing patrons from across the world, while Oregon County Fair attracts visitors by the thousand from across the state.