The outdoors is arguably one of the best features of the Northwest – so join us in exploring the best of the outdoors in the Northwest. Also be sure to visit our list of the most scenic viewpoints in the Northwest and the best scenic drives in the Northwest.


San Juan Island, San Juan County, WA, United States

Just a ferry ride away from mainland Washington, the San Juan Islands are renowned for their natural beauty.  The perfect destination for a romantic weekend or a longer vacation, you can find restaurants, art galleries, museums, as well as a multitude of outdoor adventures. Read More


Bainbridge Island, WA, United States

Bainbridge Island is a scenic ferry ride away from downtown Seattle, offering stunning backdrops of the Olympic Mountains, the Cascades and Mount Rainier along the way. Read More

Whidbey Island, Island County, WA, United States

Just a short drive from Seattle, Whidbey Island is a perfect getaway for a day or a weekend.  Filled with beaches and woodlands, and home to both Deception Pass State Park and the charming town of Langley, there is a lot to do and see no matter your interests. Read More

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Ponderosa State Park, Davis Avenue, McCall, ID, United States

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While the only national park in Idaho is a small corner of Yellowstone, that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s not home to gorgeous wilderness areas and state parks. Read More


Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR, United States

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If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Read More