Spend a few days in a National Historic Landmark: Jacksonville
Monday, September 12, 2011
Spend a few days in a National Historic Landmark, the charming town of Jacksonville, Oregon. With the Britt Festival, Segway tours, wineries and more, there is so much to see and do!
Named for early Jacksonville settler Peter Britt, Britt Fest is a summer long outdoor music festival that attracts world class performers such as Diana Krall, Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow. And, what better way to see all of the town’s attractions and beauty than a fun Segway excursion? The tour takes you on a sightseeing expedition that includes historic Victorian homes, gardens and the town's famous cemetery. Surrounded by vast mountains, rivers and forests, Southern Oregon’s wine country is one of the most diverse winegrowing regions in the world. There are many vinyards to wine tour near by and the town is a gateway to the Applegate Valley, an official wine growing region well known for its Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon and Chardonnay.
For a the best accomodation in Jacksonville:
Jacksonville Inn, Jacksonville, OR
Founded in 1861 during the gold rush to which Jacksonville owes its roots, the Jacksonville Inn is located in the heart of the town. This exceptional Inn and restaurant combine to provide their guests a charming Victorian opulence with luxurious modern conveniences, not to mention an outstanding gourmet restaurant. Wine Spectator has awarded the Inn's wine selection the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence.
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