The Pacific Northwest is a collections of bests: best camping, best views, best regional food, best music scene, best cafes… We could go on. A typical day could be waking up in your tent to a gorgeous sunrise in the Olympic National Park, taking a ferry ride through Elliot Bay, walking around a Pike Place market and then settling down to a delicious dinner with a glass of Northwest wine. All of this makes this beautiful, green, aqueous, and mountainous region one of the most popular and unique destinations in the world. We have rounded up some of the best places to visit for you to consider for your next weekend away. Let us know what you discover over at Trover.com.
San Juan Islands
With over 700 islands, the San Juans offer gorgeous views, beaches, and whale watching.
Photo by Monica Ewing.
The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle retains its small town feel with its many charming neighborhoods.
Photo by our very own Matt Hudgins.
Famous for being off the beaten path and slightly eccentric, Portland also has a sophisticated food and brewery scene.
Photo by Julio Gleske.
One of a chain of volcanoes up and down the Pacific Northwest, this iconic mountain practically floats above the Seattle skyline.
Photo by Martha Tolentino.
Bike around Stanley Park, enjoy a bustling water front, or seek out a myriad of different cuisines. Vancouver is Seattle’s worldly cousin.
Photo by Backpacking Bella.
Crater Lake, Oregon
Enjoy the reflections on the pristine waters of the deepest lake in the United States.
Photo by Suzannah Maree Photography.
Victoria, Vancouver Island
A charming town with an English flavor, Victoria offers high tea, Butchart Gardens and a fabulous Royal British Columbia Museum.
Photo by Chasing Adventure.
Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast
Walk golden sand beaches and enjoy the majestic sea stacks that loom on the horizon.
Photo by Paige Spee.
Mt. St. Helens
After the 1980 eruption that blew the entire top of this volcano to smithereens, life is making a comeback on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The Visitor Center offers an excellent overview.
Photo by Gavin Burns.
Olympic National Park
Home of Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh Rain Forest, there are many trails to explore in this beautiful park for all ability levels.
Photo by Clint & Jamie Preisendorfer.
The tallest point in Oregon, visit the National Historic Landmark Timberline Lodge for an overnight stay.
Photo by Annemarie Vivolo.
Columbia River Gorge
Famous for its views and its excellent windsurfing, visitors can also enjoy amazing views, outstanding food, and wonderful music.
Photo by Melissa G.