Southern Oregon is a cultural experience in more ways than one. With beautiful scenery, sweeping vineyards, Shakespeare festivals, farmers markets and a surplus of outdoor activities, Southern Oregon holds its own among the greats that surround it. Steeped in history and architectural prowess, restored Colonial and Victorian era houses make the Historic eastside of Medford and downtown Ashland a must-see for tourists and locals alike. If you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, there are over 65 wineries to choose from within the Rogue, Applegate, and Umpqua Valley. Along with lovely wine tasting rooms, there are B&B’s and restaurants with enough class meet even the highest of standards. Mild winters, lush springs, warm summers and stunning autumns make Southern Oregon a tough contender for the favorite region in the Northwest.