Outdoors

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.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, Bend, OR, United States

Day Use, Year Round - Check website for advisories

Come and explore an old cinder cone located just east of Bend. Hike up and around on one of three trails. The trails wind through stands of juniper and sage. All of the trails lead to the summit.Read More

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Lava River Cave

Lava River Cave, Bend, OR, United States

Varies by season; check website for hours

Located in the Deschutes National Forest, the Lava River Cave is part of a lava site that includes a mile-long lava tube, a visitor’s center with interactive displays, and a scenic hike.Read More

Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club

206-545-8570

1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA, United States

Weekdays: 7:30AM – 9:00PM Saturday: 9AM – 9PM Sunday: 9AM - 8PM

Take a kayak or paddle board on a sightseeing tour, then come sit by the waterfront to enjoy the fresh Mexican fare.  All of their food is locally sourced, and they are active in helping to keep Lake Union clean and beautiful.Read More

San Juan Islands

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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

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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

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