On your doorstep, the glen offers beautiful scenery for hill walking, mountain biking, or just a casual walk with stunning views and wildlife to be seen along the way. Fishing on the loch is included for residents, and for the more adventurous is ideal for canoeing or other water sports (no equipment is provided).
Oban is the "Gateway to the Isles", the starting point for countless ferries heading to the Inner and Outer Hebrides (See Calmac website). These include islands accessible for day trips such as Mull, with its miniature railway and Tobermory (A.K.A. Balamory to the younger generation), Iona, settlement of St Columba including the famous Abbey, Staffa, renowned for its caves. Further south, Jura & Islay in particular make excellent excursions, Islay having eight whisky distilleries!
Oban itself offers plenty to keep everyone amused. Between the Sealife Centre, McCaigs Folly (The Coliseum) overlooking the town, Seafari adventure boat trips taking in historic sites, wildlife, and if you time it right the Corryvreckan whirlpool between Scarba & Jura.
Oban also has a distillery, one of the smallest in Scotland, and tours offer a brilliant insight into the world of whisky production, finished with a "wee dram" of the Oban malt to see you on your way.
Ben Cruachan, "The Hollow Mountain" - A hydro-electric power station built deep into the center of one of Scotland Munroes (A hill over 914m/3000feet). Power station tours inside the mountain, a fantastic walk with brilliant scenery up to the dam, and a challenging climb to either or both of the mountains peaks overlooking Loch Awe.
Kilmartin Glen - Ancient & pre-historic stone monuments, castles and standing stones.