Visitors enjoy bluegrass and beers at Mirror Pond Plaza in Bend, Oregon.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kennedy/VisitBend

#9. Bend

Beer has become synonymous with Bend, Ore., home to one of the longest beer trails in the country. The Bend Ale Trail leads to 10 breweries, all of which produce high quality beer. This mountain town draws active types who take full advantage of opportunities to hike, bike and paddle. The city’s art scene has much to offer, from museums to music venues, but beer often steals the show. The Ale Apothecary’s Sahati, which is brewed in a hollowed out spruce tree, was among the city’s most celebrated beers, but you won’t be able to find it until they hollow out another tree.

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