Here is our list of things to do in Ashland Oregon. Some are kid-friendly some are not. We learned that you have to check with each individual bar to see if they allow children inside. Oregon has some funny laws about serving alcohol in vicinity of children.
VISIT LITHIA PARK
This park is world-renowned for its beautiful space, expansive playground, and great hiking trails. Ashland Creek runs straight through it so the entire time you are surrounded by the sound of water. There are also several large ponds, lots of ducks deer and Wildlife to be seen. An amazing Park to go to!
DRINK LITHIA SPRINGS MINERAL WATER
Okay I’ll admit it. I tried it. Did I like it? No. It tastes like some like a blend of sulfur and flower and terrible fumes and your face all at once. It is not good but apparently it’s very healthy to drink and full of vitamins. I’d rather take the daily supplement instead of drinking that again though.
GRAB A DRINK DOWNTOWN AT BLACK SHEEP PUB
What an entrance. You have to walk up a giant flight of red carpet stairs before you get inside the British theme Pub. Apparently the place is closing in the next few months which makes us sad because it’s been in business for nearly 25 years. It is well-known around Ashland and has a great selection of beers. We ended up just getting a giant platter of french fries which was served with Organic ketchup and malt vinegar.
VISIT STANDING STONE BREWERY
The beer selection is fantastic and reasonably priced. They also have a nice patio out on the west side where you can watch the sunset. We did not get any food here but we did get drinks in a flight of beers which was super fun period a great atmosphere and child-friendly place.
VISIT GRANITE TAPROOM
This place is located in the heart of downtown on a 3rd floor space overlooking the valley below. Great drinks and happy hour specials! Lots of local microbrewery!
VISIT THE GROWLER GUYS FOR DRINKS
This place is definitely child and dog friendly. It is not located in the heart of downtown but still has a great view of the mountains around. They have a fantastic patio and a great beer selection with over 60 beers on tap. The only downside is that their food was definitely not fantastic. We ended up with garlic bread and sauce that was less than desirable but the beer made up for it.
GRAB SOME BUBBLE TEA AT DOBRA TEA IN DOWNTOWN ASHLAND
The shop has a great location on one side of the river that is very close to the downtown vicinity. I got an awesome Thai tea which was a blend of black and oolong tea mix with coconut milk. It was really good and cost about $5.50. Tons of other tea combinations made fresh and in-house. Highly recommended!
We are huge disc golf fans and try to play as often as possible. We ended up finding a course on the Southern Oregon University campus. I believe it was only 9 holes, and was a bit difficult to navigate at times but was really fun to play. The course slash school grounds are very well-manicured with lots of big beautiful trees.
PLAY A ROUND AT OAK KNOLL GOLF COURSE
This is a public golf course located just outside of downtown Ashland. The golf course looks absolutely amazing and well-manicured. It is centralized in the valley so it’s mostly flat with some light Rolling Hills. The prices are really reasonable as well for a 9-hole or 18-hole round. Golf cart rentals available!
GO FOR A DRIVE
Just about everywhere you look in Ashland is full of beauty. You can drive just about anywhere in the city and see tons of tall trees and Wildlife around.
WALK AROUND DOWNTOWN
There are a few main walking trails that go right along the river straight through downtown Ashland. I would highly recommend parking anywhere you can because everything is Within Reach on foot. If you have a kid put them in a stroller so you can navigate up the light Hills. There’s so many shops to stop at you could spend the whole day walking around.
VISIT EMIGRANT LAKE
Less than 15 minutes outside of downtown Ashland is a cute little late with very easy access. The views are gorgeous and you definitely get a country vibe from it. There are few. To hang out on and it looked like they had paddle board and boat rentalsnas well!
VISIT SCIENCE WORKS
Science works is a children’s museum within 5 minutes of downtown Ashland. Admission was $10 for an adult and $8 for children 2 to 10. Very engaging for toddlers!