So you've spent the whole day out on the water, and now you're wondering what's next. Nothing can compare to the peace and serenity of fly fishing; however, plenty of activities around Bend will keep you entertained until your next fishing journey. Here are some leisurely activities that'll keep you and the family occupied for the evening.
We have a brewery for every 4,500 people in town here in Bend. We've got so many options to choose from. A few of the most popular breweries are Deschutes, Boneyard, Cascade Lakes, Crux, and Bend Brewery. Most people in Bend have still yet to visit every brewery in town.
If you're looking for shops, then Downtown Bend is where to be. There are tons of shops, galleries, and bars. Even the Tower Theater if you'd like to enjoy a play, performance, or film. A lot of the best Bend can offer found in the Downtown area.
Food Cart Lots
Bend has an impressive collection of food carts. Sometimes you can find better food at a cart than at a sit-down restaurant. The Lot, The Podski, River's Place, and On Tap are four of the significant food cart lots in town; however, there are many more.
Bend has two great skating rinks to visit if you're visiting in the winter. The newest is The Pavillion, which also offers rollerblading from April through October. The Seventh Mountian Resort has a smaller circular skating rink. Check online for more information about the Pavillion and The Seventh Mountain Resort.
Bend has some great golf courses. Widgi Creek, River's Edge, and Awbrey Glen are a few of the courses in town, but many others are in and out of town. Go out and hit the links with a few friends after a nice day of fishing.
Pine Nursery Park and The Seventh Mountain Resort sport excellent disc golf courses. Mt. Bachelor has its own Alpine disc golf course if you want to get into higher elevations. Disc golf is a great way to get out and enjoy the last few hours before sunset.
High Desert Museum
The High Desert Museum holds a special place in many Central Oregonian's hearts. Here you can take a trip back to the days of the frontier. The museum also has an impressive collection of animal exhibits. Attending a bird of prey encounter is fun and educational, and who can pass up an opportunity to watch river otters frolic.
A couple of us here at the shop love to hit the bowling alley after a day of fishing. Lava Lanes is the place to go. They've got great drinks, good food, lots of lanes, and an arcade. A legendary local bowler and fishing guide named Wyatt frequents here, try and get an autograph from him if he's around.
These are just a few of the post-fishing activities Bend has to offer. There are tons of great places for a walk and even more hiking places.