If you are planning travel or recreation in the state of Oregon, a comprehensive guide book is invaluable. These guides cover everything from lodging and dining to camping and beachcombing. Here are some of the top Oregon travel guide books currently available.
The Moon Handbooks series of travel guides provide comprehensive general coverage of things to do and places to visit. Their Oregon guide book begins with basic travel planning information, covering such essentials as history, transportation, safety, and services. Chapters covering each geographical region of the state take up the bulk of the book.
This opinionated guide book fills you in not only on what to see and do in Oregon, but on what to avoid. "Frommer's Oregon" begins with a chapter devoted to the best that the state has to offer in a number of categories, including natural attractions, scenic drives, and family hotels. Detailed vacation itineraries are suggested.
Fodor's is known for their detailed restaurant and hotel reviews. Organized by region, "Fodor's Oregon" covers these things and more. Each chapter begins with their "Fodor's Choice" list of the hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The book also provided suggestions for multi-day Oregon itineraries.