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Hood River, Oregon, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Hood River?

You should plan to spend around $145 per day on your vacation in Hood River. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 on meals
  • $46 on local transportation
  • $155 on hotels

A one week trip to Hood River for two people costs, on average, $2,031. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hood River cost?

A one week trip to Hood River usually costs around $1,015 for one person and $2,031 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hood River on average costs around $2,031 for one person and $4,062 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hood River will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hood River on average costs around $4,352 for one person and $8,703 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hood River has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hood River expensive to visit?

Prices in Hood River are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Hood River is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Round Pond or Boise.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hood River Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hood River?

The average Hood River trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hood River travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $155
Local Transportation 1 $46
Food 2 $40
Entertainment 1 $18
Alcohol 2 $9 - 28
Accommodation Budget in Hood River
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hood River is $78. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hood River is $155. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hood River

Looking for a hotel in Hood River? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hood River based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $515. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hood River
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hood River is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $46 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hood River.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Hood River
How much does it cost to go to Hood River? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Hood River
The price of renting a car in Hood River will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Hood River
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hood River can vary, the average cost of food in Hood River is $40 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hood River should cost around $16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hood River is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Hood River
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hood River typically cost an average of $18 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Hood River
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $19 on alcoholic beverages in Hood River per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hood River On a Budget
Hood River Hood River, Oregon
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is a port on the Columbia River, and is named for the nearby Hood River. The dynamic town of Hood River is one of the best windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations in the world. Strong river currents, prevailing westerly winds and a vast body of water provide the perfect conditions for these wind sports, attracting sometimes hundreds of photogenic enthusiasts who zip back and forth across the wide Columbia River.

But Hood River offers more than awesome winds. The city has a bustling commercial core, with shops, bars and restaurants lining a few steeply angled streets.
Natural scenery abounds in Hood River. The Columbia River Gorge was designated a National Scenic Area - the largest in America - for good reason. You'd be hard-pressed to find vistas as stunning as these. At the western end of the Gorge, the view from Crown Point is a front-row seat to the mighty Columbia as its unfurls and cuts through the Cascade mountains. From there dozens of awe-inspiring waterfalls spill from basalt cliffs, lining the Historic Columbia River Highway, like the famous Multnomah, Bridal Veil, Latourell, and Horsetail falls. The landscape seems to grow bigger, grander and brighter as it rolls east.

The Fruit Loop is perhaps the largest draw for visitors to the region. This network of farms and vineyards in the surrounding area provides fruit picking, wine tasting, shops, animal interactions, and hiking. Grab a map from the Fruit Loop website and make a day of driving around the beautiful countryside while you taste everything Oregon has to offer.

Visit he History Museum of Hood River County. Spark your imagination through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Pioneer Settlers, Timber and Logging, Agriculture, Recreation, the Hood River Japanese American story, and Luhr Jensen & Sons: Where Legends Were Made. The Children's Exploration Space features hands-on activities and educational displays for families and children of all ages.
Since the town's inception, downtown Hood River has been the cultural and commercial capital of Hood River County and the Columbia River Gorge. The historic buildings that add so much charm to the downtown streets today are, in many cases, the same ones that housed the first settlers and shop keepers of Hood River. The boutiques, shops, restaurants, galleries, and outfitters that comprise Hood River's downtown businesses provide the highest levels of customer service, and they dispense some of the best local's only knowledge you can find.

The Waterfront
The Waterfront of Hood River is perhaps the most transformed region in the county. Here you'll find a family park, a fully paved riverfront walking path, newly constructed kiteboarding and windsurfing launches, one of Oregon's best new breweries, a brand new hotel, and enough positive energy to make anyone happy.
The Hood River Waterfront is thriving. Dining options and ideal picnic locations line both sides of Portway Avenue. The whole family can find hours of varied enjoyment along the river in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

The Heights
The Heights of Hood River is a family friendly neighborhood with beautiful Mount Hood views to the south and Mount Adams views to the north. Indian Creek and the Hood River helped carve this livable community between Downtown and the orchard filled Hood River Valley. Shops, services and small businesses line 12th and 13th Streets, and Providence Hospital anchors The Heights, next to historic May Street Middle School and the outdoor community hub, Jackson Park.

West Cascade is both a beautiful community neighborhood just west of Downtown and a commercial hub not far from I-84. It is the gateway to the western Hood River wineries and the home of many Hood River service companies, company headquarters, office space, hotels, restaurants, and stores. A skate part and Frisbee-golf course add to the family fun of West Cascade. The neighborhood is livable, clean, and safe, with quick access to just about anything you could want or need.

There's plenty to do in Hood River! Explore the Columbia River Gorge. Walk along a waterfront, discover hidden waterfalls, follow the wildflowers at Rowena Crest or challenge yourself with a trek up Dog Mountain. Cycle the roads around The Dalles or along the various hiking and biking trails. And it's hard to resist water sports on the Columbia, especially when Hood River is known as the windsurfing capital of the world.

Have a fun filled day at the Hood River Waterfront Park. This freshly designed, family oriented park and waterfront promenade offers fun and exciting beach access to the Columbia River. Hood River Riverfront Park is a key recreational addition to the wind and kite surfing capital of the U.S. The park features open lawns, landscaping with native vegetation, picnic shelters, restrooms, and a cool playground with a modern, natural spin that reinforces Hood River's active outdoor culture. And with a large, sandy beach and a walk-in-only boat launch, the park is yet another launching point for those looking to play in the Columbia River's cool and choppy waters. Several restaurants and shops are nearby, too.

Go wind surfing or kite boarding! The area is world-renowned for the quality of these sports in this area, so take full advantage of your time here and give it a try yourself!
Food and Dining
Located in the agriculturally rich Hood River valley, Hood River has an innovative, regionally-inspired food scene that rivals its big city neighbors but is infused with small-town charm. Hood River has all the best aspects of the Northwest food culture. Many of the restaurateurs, chefs, winemakers and coffee roasters in the region are here because they love the outdoors, which shows in everything they create. Hood River has everything from fine dining, to casual dining, to cafe's, most with a rustic, outdoorsy feel.

The nearest airport is in Portland, and Hood River is easily accessible from there. Drive or take a bus from Portland. You can also take the train from Portland to Bingen, Washington just across the river. The drive from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge is outstanding, so if possible, rent a car. It's easy to walk around downtown Hood River, but you might want a car to check out some scenic areas nearby. There are also shuttle and tour services offered by local businesses.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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