Visit the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon are home to some of North America's most rugged and spectacular terrain, as well as two of the most forward-thinking cities, Portland and Seattle, both surrounded by soaring mountains, dense forests and sparkling water. This is a region of great natural beauty with deep canyons, crystal clear lakes, mighty rivers and a rugged shoreline offering a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Top itineraries in Pacific Northwest
See America’s rural Northwest all this all-encompassing self-drive. Beginning and ending in Seattle, you'll hit the region's most scenic roads, tracing a route between staggering volcanoes, rugged coastlines and great bohemian cities.
Discover America’s unique geography all the while staying in picturesque ranches and lodges on this self-drive tour. Starting in Salt Lake City, you'll take in the natural splendours of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks before driving the Pacific West Coast to finish in Seattle.
Exploring Seattle and Vancouver, this rail journey is a memorable start or end to any US or Canada self-drive. Choose to begin or end your journey in the magnificent Rockies, enjoying Michelin-standard meals and complimentary drinks on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
Top places to stay in Pacific Northwest
Dubbed a 'resort for all seasons', this pleasant lodge in the foothills of the North Cascades mountain range provides activities for all times of the year; from cross country skiing to hiking, rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing and lake activities. There are award-winning dining options includ
Originally built in 1926, Hotel Ändra is a classic brick and terracotta building located in Seattle's trendy Belltown neighbourhood and the retail district. In a nod to the city’s Nordic heritage, the luxury boutique hotel has Scandinavian design elements combined with the Pacific Northwest elements
Built in 1924 as a fishing lodge, the inn has hosted such legendary personalities as Walt Disney and Bing Crosby
Where to go in Pacific Northwest
Oregon is a scenic wonder that is wild and adventurous, known for its natural beauty and landscapes. Although it's a rugged landscape of mountains, rivers and forests, residents of the largest city, Portland, are eager to claim their city as the most sophisticated ...
When to go to Pacific Northwest
Summer is considered the best time to travel to the Paci c Northwest with temperate weather and clear skies even in the mountain ranges. While the region is known for its rains in the colder months, especially in Seattle, these are most prevalent in the west as the Cascades Range blocks moisture headed inland from the Paci c. Expect cold winters that are sometimes blighted by storms that render certain remote areas impassable.
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