Ashland Tourism

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. It lies along Interstate 5 approximately 16 mi (26 km) north of the California border and near the south end of the Bear Creek Valley, an arm of the Rogue Valley. As of July 1, 2013, the city's population was estimated to be 20,713. The city is the home of Southern Oregon University (SOU) and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). These are important to Ashland's economy, which also depends on restaurants, galleries, and retail stores that cater to tourists. Lithia Park along Ashland Creek, historic buildings, and a paved intercity bike trail provide additional visitor attractions. Ashland, originally called Ashland Mills, was named after Ashland County, Ohio, the original home of founder Abel Helman, and secondarily for Ashland, Kentucky, where other founders had family connections. Ashland has a mayor-council government assisted by citizen committees. Historically, its liberal politics have differed, often sharply, with much of the rest of southwest Oregon.

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Ashland is known for two things, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Southern Oregon University. The city is a popular tourist destination in Oregon. Outdoor activities like picnics, wildlife watching take place at the North Mountain Park, the Ashland Creek and the Lithia Park. There is an institution in Ashland called the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory that is dedicated to solving crimes against wild animals. One of the attractions in Ashland is the Shakespeare Festival. Hundreds flock to the city to watch the plays and reminisce about the poets by the celebrated writer. Visit the Crater and Emigrant Lakes. Try rafting on the Upper Klamath River. Mount Ashland is often used for skiing and hiking. Travel to Ashland for a vacation that is away from the crowds but does not bore you even for a moment.

 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ashland

  • Know the pollution level of Ashland before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Ashland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ashland.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.88 (High)
    • Safety Index 40.07 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.48 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.2 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.09 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ashland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.96 USD

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