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A Day in Eugene

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'Bewitching' is what you happen to utter about Eugene when you set your eyes on it. No matter whether you come here for the first time or thousandth, your love for it is going to be intensified. Once you are here, the shelf life of your boredom and weariness can never be so long. Widen your arms and embrace this mesmerizing city as you are never going to get this amazing feeling again. A city of love, city of fun, city of colors, city of entertainment, city of fashion, city of serenity, city of lights-Eugene is dotted with every that aspect that a traveler look for away from the hustle and bustle of his or her homeland. No matter how you love spending your vacations, Eugene will give you a completely different and one-of-its-kind idea of living your every second here. Are you ready for this first-of-its-kind experience?

Eugene
Image by Don Hankins [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


8:00 am: Tranquilize your mind and soul at Skinner Butte Park
If you want to spend your early morning hours in serenity, then you must spend your time amidst nature. You can take your feet to Skinner Butte Park which is full of tranquility and greenery. Chirping of birds, rustling of leaves, and whistling of air are ample to supply you with a great dose of serenity. No other music in this world can replace this melodious music of nature. Such a delight it is to take a stroll amidst such pleasant nature and its extraordinaire. Sprawling across 100-acre of land, Skinner Butte Park is a breathtaking place to indulge into myriads of fun-filled activities. People are often spotted here picnicking and enjoying their cook-outs. The place is also famed for its adventurous hiking and rock climbing. The park is also dotted with playground for children. You can also lose yourself into bike trailing by Willamette River. If you are a passionate vegetation junky, then you may find Skinner Butte Park a true vista to enjoy the sight of various vegetables.
   
Address: 155 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Website: www.skinnersbutte.com

9:30 am: Scrumptious wholesome breakfast at Glenwood Restaurant
Let's treat you with the welcome cuisines in this enchanting city at Glenwood Restaurant. If you really like dining in an artistic setting, then you would really like Glenwood Restaurant. If you think that you arrive here and stay long out of your preference for artistic ambiance, then we must tell you that a chunk of credit also goes to its mouth-drooling food. You may find its ambiance quite astonishing, but as soon as you grab a bite to its food, you fail to resist from losing yourself into the taste journey here. If authentic Eugene flavors is your hunt, then Glenwood Restaurant is indeed a perfect choice to swing by. Its menu echoes about myriad of cuisines treating your taste buds with authentic Eugene flavors, like, Eggs Benedict, Scrambles, Frittatas, Cereals, Pancakes, French Toast, Brunch Burritos, Omelettes, Sandwiches & Burgers, and many more. All are meant to please your every sensory organs. 'Best of Eugene,' 'Best Lunch,' 'Eugene's Best Breakfast,' 'Best Family Dining,' 'Best Dinner,' 'Best Meal,' and 'Best Value' speak volume about restaurant's quality and popularity. Indeed, its a delight to dine at Glenwood Restaurant.

Address: 2588 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97405, United States
Phone: 1 541.687.8201
Website: www.glenwoodrestaurants.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:30 am-9:00 pm)
Distance and time from Skinner Butte Park: 2.0 miles or 9 minutes drive

11:00 am: Get insights of science and technology
The city is blessed with myriads of gems that are revered as epitome of eye candy, and Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium is one of them. The foundation of Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium was laid in 1961. In 1977, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium was incorporated as the Willamette Science & Technology Center. In 2002, the museum got its name, i.e., 'Science Factory'. The museum is engaged into roping in and encouraging children, evoking and flourishing their curiosity and inspiring them to develop a positive attitude towards science, technology and humanity. To execute and implement its mission, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium conducts and organizes through its planetarium programs, hands-on exhibitions, computer workshops, school tours, science camps, and programs specially organized for guardians and teachers. The prime focus of the museum is children belonging to 2 to 14 years old age group. By and large, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium promotes innovation as well as learning to have a better understanding of science and technology.

Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.682.7888
Website: www.sciencefactory.org
Operation Hours: Opens daily (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
Distance and time from Glenwood Restaurant: 3.0 miles or 9 minutes drive

12:30 pm: Go heavy on space technology
When it comes to city's treasures, Oregon Air and Space Museum always steals the show. Nestling in Eugene Airport, Oregon Air and Space Museum opened its gates for the visitors in 1991. If space and aircraft always turn you on and excite you the most, then Oregon Air and Space Museum is something worth-visiting and exploring for you. This space museum is engaged into displaying myriads of breathtaking aircraft. The museum also boasts of its collection of artifacts which speak volume about aviation history. Oregon Air and Space Museum also engages into educating its visitors about the space technology via fun-way methods. The exhibits of Oregon Air and Space Museum consists of MIG 17, A-4 Skyhawk, French Nieuport, A-6, Marion Carl J-2 Taylor Cub, BD-5, T-34 Mentor, The David P. Galbraith model, Oregon Aces Wall, space exhibit, Globe Swift, Rutan Quickie, Smith Termite, Grumman A-6E Intruder, and engines.

Address: Eugene Airport, 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97402, United States
Phone: 1 541.461.1101
Website: www.oasmuseum.com/home.html
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Saturday (12:00 pm-4:00 pm); remains closed from Sunday to Tuesday
Distance and time from Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium: 10.8 miles or 17 minutes drive

2:00 pm: Scrumptious food time at Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant
Amidst your sight-seeing, don't forget to feed your growling belly. We have a luscious place to gratify your taste buds to the moon and back. If you believe that no one can cook Chinese better than your home-cooked, then we are ready to challenge your claim. And believe us, at the end you would be happy to lose. Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant is a name that doesn't need any introduction in culinary industry. People love being lagged behind as they know Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant really possesses something that they don't at all. What is it that keeps Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant ahead of others in the city? Well, the taste, quality, creativity, and freshness you get here is hard to get anywhere. Its not an idle claim. This is what locals as well travelers from near and far claim about the restaurant. If we have conveyed you enough, then you might have booked a table at Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant. We are sure that you will easily find a dish as per your taste buds.
   
Address: 810 Charnelton Street, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.344.1928
Website: www.lotusgardenveg.com/4673.html
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Friday (11:30 am-2:30 pm, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm); Saturday (12:00 pm-8:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays
Distance and time from Oregon Air and Space Museum: 10.2 miles or 15 minutes drive

3:30 pm: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House-a true eye-candy
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House deserves to be your next destination. Why are we recommending you this place? The moment you will step inside the facility, you will get to know that you did the right job by following our suggestion. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is also fondly called 'Castle on the Hill'. The popularity of this Victorian-era residence is evident from its position on the list of the National Register of Historical Places. The foundation of this Queen Anne-styled house was laid in 1888. It was built for Dr. T. W. Shelton. The credit of designing this house goes to a Salem architecture maestro, namely, Walter D. Pugh. Over the course of time, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House underwent several modifications and renovations. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House also conducts educational programs to educate people on local history, architecture, and ecology. Its other educational programs include Teaching America’s History Program, walking tours covering Skinner Butte and the East Skinner Butte Historic District, house tour guiding you about Victorian household, and traditional docent-guided house tour.

Address: 303 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.484.0808
Website: www.smjhouse.org
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Friday (10:00 am-1:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday (1:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Lotus Garden Vegetarian Restaurant: 0.7 mile or 15 minutes drive

5:00 pm: Venture into ecology at Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Our next spot would be Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Sprawling across 209 acres of land, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is famed amongst travelers as a living tree museum. People who are big time nature buffs call the place a true delight. The serenity of the facility is evident from each and every corner of it. It proudly brags about its water garden, riverside trails, wildflower meadows, evergreen forests, and oak savannas. No matter which age group you belong to, you will indeed fall head over heels for the arboretum. Mount Pisgah Arboretum is engaged into enriching community by widening the horizon of their understanding ecology and also helping them unearthing the nexus between them and our ecosystem. Mount Pisgah Arboretum also facilitates its visitors by offering them various services, like, picnic area, public water system, restrooms, White Oak Pavilion, and visitor center. The White Oak Pavilion can be availed on pocket-friendly prices to organize lavishing wedding, birthday parties, and many other private events.

Address: 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene, Oregon 97405, United States
Phone: 1 541.747.3817
Website: www.mountpisgaharboretum.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:00 am-7:00 pm)
Distance and time from Shelton McMurphey Johnson House: 9.4 miles or 16 minutes drive

6:30 pm: Hult Center for the Performing Arts-a true delight to visit
If you are missing art during your journey and can't resist your passion for it, then Hult Center for the Performing Arts deserves to be your next stop. Hult Center for the Performing Arts opened its gates for the visitors in 1982. All credit of the foundation of Hult Center for the Performing Arts goes to its stalwart denizens. It can accommodate up to 4,998 people at a time. If you are an ardent history aficionado, then you must visit this place at least once. Its intriguing history can make your hair stand on its end. Hult Center for the Performing Arts has also been revered as an architectural wonder in the history of the city. It is believed to be an unbeatable platform for promoting and flourishing local talents from almost every field. This art facility has successfully earned an unquestionable reputation due to its jaw-dropping glass lobby, Soreng Theater, and Silva Concert Hall boasting of basketweave ceiling. Hult Center for the Performing Arts is engaged into promoting the local artists, facilitating people by extending access to Hult Center events, encouraging activities based on arts education, roping in new patrons, and flourishing visual arts in community.

Address: One Eugene Center, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.682.5000
Website: www.hultcenter.org
Distance and time from Mount Pisgah Arboretum: 10.9 miles or 17 minutes drive

8:00 pm: Lip-smacking dinner at Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar
Its time to please your belly. Is Italian cuisine what you are looking for? Then, we have just a perfect place to suggest you, and that is, Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar. The place not only gratifies your penchant for Italian cuisines, but it also accentuates your dining experience here by treating your taste buds with high degree of innovation. Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar satiates its diners by treating them with Italian delicacies cooked in Pacific Northwest style. This has become the USP of Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar keeping the restaurant ahead of other restaurants claim to serve best of Italian cuisines. The menu is wide enough to gratify a wide spectrum of taste buds. Its broad cluster of Italian delicacies are ruling thousands of hearts, namely, Seasonal Minestrone or Zuppa del Giorno, Insalata, Salsiccia Quail con Polenta, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, Lasagna Funghi Florentine, and many more are worth your every penny.

Address: 174 East Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.342.4141
Website: www.ambrosiarestaurant.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (4:30-9:00 pm); Friday (4:30-10:00 pm); Saturday (5:00-10:00 pm); Sunday (10:30 am-2:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Distance and time from Hult Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mile or 6 minutes drive

9:30 pm: Get imbibed with high dose of fun
At times it is good to be naughty when night hours are so glitzy and resplendent. Believe us, you will fail to resist it. Nights at The Nile are so alluring and ravishing that you would love coming back to the city time and again all because of fun dose you get here. The dancers at The Nile are incredibly talented and beautiful that your night hours in Eugene will always remain alive and fresh in your memories till your last breath. We don't make idle claim. The moment you will mosey inside, you will realize how mere your one step inside has detached you from the hustle and bustle of the city and landed you in a heaven where you remain flanked by fun and excitement. Alex, Cherokee, Camille, Erica, Blakely, Averie, Drew, Charlie, Bella, Alyssa, Ember, Emerald, Cashmere, Dalia, and Eden are a few stunning beauties there to entertain you to the moon and back. Don't forget to take selfie with them as all you get to wear there is a bright smile. It would be great to capture such cherished moments.
  
Address: 1030 State Highway 99 North, Eugene, OR 97402, United States
Phone: 1 541.688.1869
Website: www.thenileeugene.com/index.html
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (4:00 pm-2:30 am); Sunday (4:00 pm-12:00 am)
Distance and time from Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar: 3.6 miles or 8 minutes drive

11:00 pm: Its gaming time at Level Up Arcade
If you usually ended up spending your post-dark hours playing arcade games and sipping drinks, then you must once visit Level Up Arcade. The place is quite popular amongst fun seekers post dark. Level Up Arcade is famed as an Arcade and Bar offering a wide variety of fun and drinks to make your after-dark hours full of thrill and excitement. Be it arcade games, cocktail games, or pinball games, Level Up Arcade has always aced it. A wide variety of classic, old and brand new games are available here to make your nights unforgettable. After losing yourself into gaming, you will realize that time flies here, and will ponder why Almighty has made days so short. When it comes to late-night snacks, Level Up Arcade always steals the show. Be it taste, quality, aroma, or freshness, Level Up Arcade serves you well with all these aspects of culinary. The beverage menu is wide enough to satiate a broad spectrum of drinkers possessing different needs, tastes, and preferences. Plenitude of fun you get here to live myriads of unforgettable memories.
   
Address: 1290 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, United states
Phone: 1 541.654.5632
Website: www.leveluparcade.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (2:00 pm-2:00 am); Saturday and Sunday (12:00 pm-2:00 am)
Distance and time from The Nile: 3.9 miles or 10 minutes drive

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