From the stunning natural scenery of the Oregon Coast to the historic Hillsboro Saturday Farmers Market, there is no shortage of things to see and do near the Larkspur Landing hotel in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro Saturday Farmers Market
Hillsboro Farmers’ Market celebrates Washington County’s agricultural bounty by transforming downtown Hillsboro into an outdoor market as farmers congregate in Courthouse Square at Main Street to sell fresh fruits, produce, baked goods, flowers and more.
Horning’s Fishing & Picnic Hideout
Horning’s Hideout, nestled in a picturesque wooded canyon, boasts everything the Oregon outdoors has to offer. The site is ideal for weddings, concerts, family gatherings, company picnics, car camping and trout fishing. Year-round adventures await, including walking trails, glistening lakes stocked with rainbow trout, three 18-hole disc golf courses and other magical opportunities away from the city bustle. Its three disc golf courses make Horning’s Hideout a world-class disc golf tournament venue.
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a 725-acre wildlife preserve located within the city limits of Hillsboro featuring year-round wildlife viewing from 4.5 miles of trails, wildlife viewing blinds and the deck of the 12,000-square-foot Wetlands Education Center. The Center offers unique hands-on exhibits, tours, programs for schools and groups, volunteer opportunities, facility rentals, fantastic views of the wetlands and a Nature Store. One of the main exhibits is the 1,500-pound bald eagle nest, the only authentic bald eagle nest on display anywhere in the nation.
The Oregon Zoo highlights animals and their habitats and the zoo’s botanical garden has more than 1,000 species of exotic plants. TriMet Light Rail Service (MAX) stops 200 feet from the zoo entrance.
Lush evergreen forests, picturesque coastal scenery, rugged cliffs, impressive sand dunes and vast sandy beaches await you along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, US Highway 101. There are also many coast attractions like aquariums, art galleries, theaters and festivals, parades and poetry readings. Many lighthouses dot the Oregon coast and you’ll find hundreds of parks to explore.
Founded in 1944 and one of the nation’s top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the “WOW!” in science for the kid in each of us.
Mt. Hood was first known to the Northwest Indians as Wy’East. Mt. Hood’s summit rises to 11,237 feet above sea level and is a popular destination for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, climbers and anyone who enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Mount Hood is located 90 miles east of our hotel location. Featuring: Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Timberline Ski Resort, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Winter Resort Summer Action Park, and Climbing Mt. Hood.
Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation. The water of the Falls drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain.
Portland Art Museum
Since its founding in 1892, The Portland Art Museum has amassed a diverse collection, numbering over 33,000 objects and works of art. The Museum’s collection includes works of American and European painting, sculpture and photography.
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland’s internationally recognized Japanese Garden beckons visitors from home and abroad to enter its unique confines. It is a haven of tranquil beauty that has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is one of the world’s finest collections of crystals from worldwide localities. In addition you will see spectacular fossils, meteorites, petrified woods, oddities, fluorescents, lapidary arts and the best from the Northwest. The collection is housed in a unique 1953 ranch-style house which is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The museum is a wonderful place for all ages.
Gordon Faber Recreation Complex
Gorden Faber Recreation Complex that includes the Hillsboro Stadium and the Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. Both the Hillsboro Stadium and Ron Tonkin Field host numerous community activities as well as a large variety of national sporting events.
Rose Garden Sports Arena
Home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Winterhawks hockey team, concerts and various family events.
Washington County Fair Complex
Washington County Fair Complex hosts events of all types throughout the year, the largest being the annual Washington County Fair in late July which attracts 90,000 people over four days. Other events include glass shows, car shows, trade shows, and concerts.