Sunriver is a perfect destination for exploring solo—beautiful scenery along the Deschutes River, plentiful outdoor activities throughout the year, and a charming small-town ambiance with welcoming local eateries and boutique shops. Whether you’re simply looking for a relaxing escape from the city or if we’re a stop along the way as part of a larger solo adventure, here are some Sunriver activities that were made for a solo traveler!
Explore the Beauty of the Deschutes River
The majestic Deschutes River winds through town and can make for a full-day of adventuring, or maybe just a picnic for a few hours—the choice is entirely yours! In the summer, popular pastimes include “River Floating,” where you can float down the river on a sturdy tube (be sure to bring an extra tube to float your cooler with snacks!). The most popular departure point is Harper’s Bridge, where you can float 3.5 hours to Benham Butte, or 1.5 to Sunriver Marina. If floating isn’t your thing, you can rent a canoe or kayak to take out on the river, or take the riverside Benham Falls East Trail for a scenic hike—and good news, the trail is open year-round, meaning you can experience nature in the winter too!
Stargaze at the Sunriver Observatory
Sunriver is perfectly suited for stargazing, due to the distance from light pollution and our elevation. In the winter, the Sunriver Observatory has special hours on Wednesday and Saturday nights where you can take advantage of their telescopes and see the celestial bodies up close—as close as you can get without leaving the stratosphere! They add an additional evening of viewing on Friday during the summer, and if you can’t make it to the observatory, you can always grab a blanket and view the impressive night sky right from the outdoor area of your rental! If you’re viewing on your own, you can always download a stargazing app, which will let you know exactly how many constellations and planets are within your viewing range!
Grab a Pint at Sunriver Brewing Co. and Explore The Village at Sunriver
Even if you’re not a beer drinker, The Village at Sunriver has a plethora of cute shops, eateries offering different types of cuisine, art galleries, coffee shops, and more! But for a taste of something truly Sunriver, be sure to stop by the Sunriver Brewing Company. With three year-round beers (Rippin’ Northwest Pale Ale, Fuzztail Hefeweizen, Vicious Mosquito IPA), four seasonals, and a constant stream of specialty and limited release beers, it’s the perfect place to dip your toes into the legendary craft beer scene of the Pacific Northwest!
Have an Amazing Solo Getaway with Sunriver Activities
We have an impressive amount of properties in the Sunriver area, from secluded homes in the forest to cozy condos ideal for a solo traveler! Take a look at our properties online and contact us to speak to one of our staff and reserve yours today!