By car it is easy to reach many epic locations from Eugene.  The beach is an hour away to the west and the mountains are an hour away to the east.  Even closer are many local wineries and vineyards.  There are also national forests, countless waterfalls, and gorgeous river systems that include the McKenzie, the Willamette, and the Siuslaw.  Local farms are also easily accessed by car and include Redneck Organic along the scenic McKenzie Highway and Riverbend Farm near Pleasant Hill.