Corvallis city life
If you love nature, outdoor activities and a general calm, relaxed and peaceful environment, Corvallis is definitely the perfect city in U.S. for you! As a town having the friendly, small community vibe, you won’t feel the bustle and busy atmosphere like in a large city. Recognized as a Tree City in USA, Corvallis has over forty public parks, so you can walk, have a picnic or even prepare your homework in the middle of nature. If you love forests and hiking, you should go to the Bald Hill Natural Area or Siuslaw National Forest.
Due to the fact that the city is surrounded by hills and lies at the intersection of two rivers, in Corvallis, you can practice numerous sports like golf, kayaking, canoeing and others.
Places you can visit in Corvallis are:
- Benton County Courthouse
- Hesthavn Nature Centre of the Audubon Society of Corvallis
- Peavy Arboretum
- Benton County Historical Society and Museum
- Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
- Corvallis Art Centre
- Osborn aquatic centre
- Majestic Theatre
Enjoy local festivals, such as Da Vinci Days festival, Corvallis Fall Festival held annually in Central Park.
Corvallis has a cosy small town atmosphere with limited night time activities, but you can find several restaurants, pubs and bars for you to relax and have a pleasant night out. If you feel the need to change the atmosphere, make trips to Portland or Salem, both about an hour away by car.
International atmosphere in Corvallis
Due to the fact that Corvallis is a small town, you won’t experience the multicultural environment that you would in a large U.S. city. Mostly foreign students contribute to the international atmosphere of Corvallis and a few Hispanic and Latino immigrants and other minorities coming from Asia, Hawaii or Pacific islands.
Summers in Corvallis are warm, dry and sunny winters are wet with persistent overcast skies. Light rainfalls for long periods occur during spring and fall. During the mid-winter thick persistent fogs can form, sometimes lasting the entire day. Average temperatures during the day are 7-8 C (46-47 F).The hottest months are July and August, with average high temperatures of 27-28 C (81-82 F).