Best of the Northwest Travel Ideas

Explore our handcrafted guides exploring the best experiences the Northwest has to offer. These guides feature expert tips, insider recommendations, and of course our hand picked favorite locally-owned businesses to enjoy.

We publish new guides each month!

8 Northwest Events Worth Traveling To This Summer

If you’d like to plan a trip around some of the Northwest’s best events this summer,  check out some of these impressive happenings in our latest post: 8 Northwest Events Worth Traveling To This Summer.

Fun Ways To Get Out on the Water in the Northwest If You Don’t Have a Boat

Even if you don’t have a boat, there are many ways to get out on the water in the Northwest, from cruising the rivers to sailing the Pacific and everything in between.

The Northwest’s Top Spots for Beach Camping

The Northwest is home to some fantastic places for camping on the on the beach, including these spectacular destinations.

Best Artisan Shopping Districts in the Northwest

The Northwest is home to a multitude of outstanding artisan shopping opportunities,  these markets, districts and more offer some of the best of the best.

5 Northwest Road Trips For Exploring Many of the Region’s Most Spectacular Highlights

One of the best ways to see the highlights of the Northwest is to take one of these spectacular road trips.

The Northwest’s Best Free Campgrounds

The Northwest is home to a number of outstanding free campgrounds. If you don’t mind roughing it a bit, these campgrounds offer a fabulous wilderness experience without the fees.

Where to Find the Best Soups & Chowders in the Northwest

There is nothing like a hot cup of soup or a steaming bowl of chowder on a cold, wet day, and we’ve got you covered when to comes to searching out the very best soups and chowders in the Northwest.

Breweries in the Northwest Beer Lovers Won’t Want to Miss

The Northwest is home to some of the nation’s top breweries. For the best of the best, be sure to stop by one or more of these top picks.

8 Amazing Hot Springs Getaways in the Northwest

The Northwest is a geothermic wonderland, with numerous natural hot springs found throughout the region. If you’re looking for a fun getaway, these hot springs offer the ideal spot to plan your escape around.

Experience the Northwest’s Top Beach Towns This Summer

Before you know it, summer will have returned, and those wonderfully warm days that are ideal for a visit to the beach. When putting together your plans for the season, be sure to include one of these top Northwest beach towns.

Where To Find The Best Coffee in the Northwest

The Northwest is famous for its coffee, and these spots around the region offer the best of the best for your must-experience list.

In Need of a Vacation But Short on Time? Take One of These Northwest Daycations Instead

All you need is one day off from your regular routine, and you can be enjoying one of these amazing daycations in the Northwest.

Most Spectacular National and State Parks in the Northwest

The Northwest is known for the outdoors, and nowhere does it shine more than in the best Northwest national & state parks, considered to be some of the best in the country.

Most Magnificent Waterfalls in the Northwest

If you enjoy chasing waterfalls, it would be hard to find a place better than the Northwest. Here are our ideas for the best Northwest waterfalls to hike, photograph, and admire.

Best Spots for Date Night in the Northwest

There is always Valentine’s Day, but of course, you don’t have limit yourself to this romantic holiday to plan something spectacular that she or he will never forget. These spots for date night in the Northwest are sure to make for an incredible evening together.

Galentine’s Day Escapes in the Northwest

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be fabulous on a Galentine’s Day Escapes, enjoying time away with the girls. There’s no reason to have to suffer through any holiday!

Northwest Restaurants with the Best Views

From towering skyline views to river, lake, and harborside reflections, if you are looking for a tasty meal paired with an incredible backdrop, these Northwest restaurants with great views are a must.

Top Spots for Romance in the Northwest

Whether it’s a birthday, Valentine’s day, or anniversary – what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a romantic escape in the beautiful Northwest for a dreamy getaway.

Best Movies and TV Shows Filmed in the Northwest

With such spectacular scenery, it’s no surprise that films & TV shows have been shot in the Northwest. If you’d like to experience firsthand some of those iconic destinations, this list is sure to inspire an unforgettable itinerary. Did you know all of these movies & TV shows were filmed in the Northwest?

Best Northwest Food and Wine Trails

Whether you want a road trip, a weekend adventure, or are just obsessively interested in certain Northwest flavors, we’ve got you covered. From beer and wine to cheese and oysters, come hungry and explore the best Northwest food and wine trails.

Best Factory Tours In the Northwest

Factory tours are a great way to learn more about a company and how some of your favorite products are made – and here in the Northwest, we make everything from airplanes to cheese and chocolate. Pick your favorite or learn about something new at our picks for the best factory tours in the Northwest.

Best Places to Get Married in the Northwest

Whether you’d like to say your “I dos” while immersed in magnificent natural scenery, or in a beautiful indoor setting, you’ll find a myriad of options to choose from, including these top considerations for the best places to get married in the Northwest.

Best Places for Storm Watching in the Northwest

The Northwest coastline is ruggedly beautiful in the winter, when a storm blows off the Pacific, creating a raw and captivating spectacle. Come join us at the best places for storm watching in the Northwest.

Best Northwest Roadside Attractions

While some may call them tourist traps, most appreciate the nostalgia of the experience and enjoy a quick selfie at our list of the best Northwest roadside attractions.

Best Holiday Lights Displays in the Northwest

There’s nothing like a sparkling holiday light display to warm a damp, cold Northwest night. From zoos and gardens to special neighborhood experience, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best Northwest holiday light displays to enjoy.

Best Northwest Small Town Weekend Getaways

From tiny high desert hamlets ringed by snow-tipped peaks to weather-worn villages perched along the seashore, there’s nothing like a small town getaway. We’ve rounded up our favorite small town Northwest weekend getaways.

Best Northwest Scenic Viewpoints

The Northwest has something spectacular; it is filled with an endless variety and beauty. We’ve gathered our list of the most scenic outlooks in the Northwest – from sweeping sea shores to towering mountain passes.

Most Underrated Attractions in the Northwest

we’ve compiled a list of our favorite lesser-known regional gems that are also well-worth exploring – consider it your patriotic duty to explore the best of the most underrated attractions in the Northwest.

Best of Northwest Camping & Glamping

There are plenty of occasions to pitch a tent in the Northwest. From free to luxury, consider these picks as our choices for the best Northwest camping and glamping.

Best of Northwest Wine Destinations

The Northwest has only recently become a major wine producer. Today, over 1,000 wineries produce unique wines across the region. Here’s our guide to explore the best Northwest wine destinations.

Best of Northwest Lighthouses

A trip down the Northwest Coast’s Highway 101 isn’t complete without stopping to view its historic lighthouses. Enjoy a drive and savor some of the best lighthouses in the Northwest.

Best of Northwest Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches

One of our favorite fall traditions is heading to a nearby farm – it’s harvest season! From mystery mazes to pumpkin patches and all the tasty trimmings, here are the Best Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches the Northwest has to offer..

Best of Lewis and Clark

Want to learn more about the historic Lewis & Clark Expedition? Take our tour of the best Lewis & Clark related attractions to trip back in time for the original Columbia River experience.

Best of Northwest Skiing

Whether you want to downhill ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or just relax in the lodge – we have our insider tips for the best Northwest skiing for fun in the snow.

Unique Places to Stay in the Northwest

From luxurious castles to tiny houses and teepees, consider enjoying a night’s rest at one of our suggested unique places to stay in the Northwest.

Best of Northwest Farmers Markets

Locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisan meats, breads, and more – experience it all at 6 of the best of the Northwest farmers markets.

Best of the Northwest Tea

Move over, java! The third wave of tea has started in the Northwest, so let’s pour a cuppa and explore the best of the Northwest tea scene.

Best of the Northwest Art Museums

The northwest is blessed by an abundance of visual arts – explore our list of the best Northwest art museums and see what’s on display at a gallery near you.

Best of the Northwest Cruises

You don’t have to go far to have a relaxing cruise experience – enjoy some of our favorite Northwest cruises. These experiences are like no other.

Unique Dishes to Try in the Northwest

The Northwest has long been a destination for foodies who want top farm-to-table cuisine. Explore our creative picks for the best unique Northwest dishes – foods you just won’t find elsewhere

Best of Northwest Scenic Drives

Find a good drive relaxing? Then you’re going to love our tips on scenic Northwest drives – take your time, as these trips are full of picture postcard sights.

Best of Kid-Friendly Northwest

From an ancient High Desert lava bed to a quirky kite museum on the coast, the Northwest is filled with fun adventures for the whole family. Take a look at our picks for the best Northwest kid-friendly attractions.

Best of Northwest Cider

The Northwest is The epicenter of the cider revolution sweeping our nation. From innovative brews to traditional handcrafted creations, come explore our expert picks on the best of Northwest cider.

Best of Northwest Spirits

From infused liquers to malt whiskies and vodkas, the Northwest has a variety of makers of distilled spirits. Learn more about their curious culture with our guide to the best of Northwest spirits.