As we practice social distancing, travel remains on hold. Yet there are still ways to connect with your favorite places from a distance. Whether it's a look from the Golden Dome or incorporating a local restaurant's recipe, here are some ideas for experiencing The Bend from home.

Live Looks at The Bend

Right now isn't the time to visit The Bend or be outside for too long. But that doesn't mean you can't check in on things from afar. Some live webcams offer a unique view of our area.

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Try These Digital Puzzles 

If you're looking for a little brain exercise to break up the day, try one of our digital puzzles. We put 10 of them together featuring many of our favorite attractions, beautiful landscapes and more.

Digital PuzzlesPhoto: @danieljkiser on Instagram.
Make a Virtual Visit

There are many ways to connect with our attractions, businesses and partners as we social distance. We've rounded up a few that should brighten your day.

Stream Some Titles with Local Connections

One thing we know is in demand as we spend more time inside? Something to stream on you TV. The Bend has a rich history of film and television connections, starting with the legendary sports movie "Rudy." But it goes deeper.

Whether you want to binge watch one of the great television series ever or dive deep into the library of native son Adam Driver, we put together a list of movies and shows with local connections.

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Make a Local Recipe

Dozens of our local restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery. If you can, it's a great time to support them by placing an order. If that's not possible, you can add one of their recipes to your at-home cooking lineup. You can find different recipe cards below. We plan to keep adding to the list as possible.

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Café Navarre's Signature Mushroom Soup Recipe