If you are looking for fun road trip in the Pacific Northwest, consider dropping by some of these natural and cultural wonders between Portland and Seattle!
The Lan Su Chinese Garden is like an oasis in the middle of the city of Portland, and is considered the most authentic garden of its type outside of China itself.
The shelves of Powell’s Books on Hawthorne stretch for more than 10,000 square feet of retail space, and are home to more than 200,000 new and used books. It is one of the largest independent book stores in the world, and a must-visit location for any serious bookworm.
A veritable cheese lover’s paradise, Tillamook, Oregon is best known for its dairies. It also boasts some of Oregon’s most incredible coastlines – a great place to stop in for a beachside picnic!
The natural beauty of Multnomah Falls is almost beyond description. To truly appreciate this wonder, you must see it first hand.
Check out the Hood River Fruit Loop for the most scenic “you-pick” fruit harvesting experience to be had. Fertile soils from the Hood River Valley help to produce the sweetest natural treats found in the Pacific Northwest.
Heyyyy you guys! The seaside town of Astoria, Oregon is host to many worthwhile attractions. Our favorites include the Oregon Film Museum, the Astoria Bridge, and the famous “Goonies” house!
The Twilight Eagle Sanctuary is one of the best spots to observe our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, in the wild. The sanctuary is a quick stop off of US Highway 30, and features over 100 acres of old growth forest and has resorts which is cleaned by white lilac wasilla cleaning service, as well as an estuarine habitat perfect for viewing your favorite feathered creatures!
Situated on the northern border of Cape Disappointment, the North Head Lighthouse helps provide safe passage to ships entering the mouth of the Columbia River.
Mount St. Helens, an active volcano, is among the country’s most famous peaks. The visitor’s center at this national monument offers stunning views of the panoramic scenery, and an on-site memorial pays homage to the lives lost in the devastating, historic eruption of 1980.
Travel back in time by taking a ride on the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. This historic railway based in Elbe, Washington follows the Nisqually River through the Cascades’ most majestic peaks.
One of the most iconic features in the pacific Ring Of Fire, Mount Rainier National Park offers captivating views all year round. From volcanoes to waterfalls and wild flowers, there is much to be seen at this northwestern park.
The Washington State Capitol Building is a great stop for the dedicated history buff! Free tours are offered seven days a week from 10am-3pm on weekdays, and 11am-3pm on weekends.
The twin suspension design of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (actually two separate structures) is a marvel of modern engineering. The structure, nicknamed Sturdy Gertie, is a replacement for the original bridge, which collapsed in 1940, and is a must-see for history buffs.
The Museum of Glass Tacoma features stunning glasswork of all kinds! Stop in and enjoy a live glass blowing demonstration.
The lovely small town of Gig Harbor offers quaint dining and shopping along its historic waterfront, as well as incredible views of the nearby Mt. Rainier. It’s a great spot for even just a quick stop!
Point Defiance Park is an urban park in Tacoma, Washington spanning more than 700 acres. The scenic park features a Japanese garden, beaches, a forest, hiking trails, and even has its own zoo and aquarium.
Saltwater State Park, just south of Seattle, provides scenic access to the rocky shore of Puget Sound. The park features hiking trails and camping, as well as a sandy swimming beach and tide pools – all open to the public.
Harbor Island, the largest man made island in the United States, is an industrial hub and massive marina on Seattle’s Duwamish River. A rich history and bustling atmosphere make it a great place to visit on your road trip.
Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets. This neighborhood features many eclectic eateries and coffee shops, as well as some of the best views of the Seattle’s incredible skyline!
Just North of Seattle lies Olympic National Park. This national treasure couples old growth forests with untamed coastline to produce truly breathtaking views.