Port Townsend was founded in 1851 and is located approximately 40 miles Northwest of Seattle. It offers amazing victorian buildings from the 19th century heyday.
Between holiday travel, big family meals, and gift-giving, this can be a tough time of year to think about spending money on a vacation. But don’t worry: We’re all in luck, since we live in such a beautiful state! Here are five of Washington’s best small towns for a quick weekend getaway.
You won’t find a more wintry, wonderful place to celebrate the holidays than Whistler. Aside from the superlative Olympic class skiing, the village itself offers a myriad of holiday treats for the non-skier too.
Gorgeous vistas, charming towns, boutique vineyards and rolling farmland are the hallmarks of the Willamette Valley wine country. Just 30 miles southwest of Portland, the Willamette Valley is known for their world-class Pinots and is home to more than 300 wineries—from rustic barnyard tasting rooms to state-of-the-art wineries.
Second Beach of La Push is a favorite of many that visit the Olympic Peninsula. Located about 13 miles from the town of Forks, the beach is about a mile from the parking area and offers wonderful views of haystacks and arches.
It’s time to spruce up your home before the family invades for the holidays. Instead of making do with a weekend dash to Ikea, head a bit further down I5 and check out these six absolutely stunning interiors stores in downtown Portland.
Victoria, B.C. is a charming and picturesque place to spend a fall weekend exploring The Butchart Gardens, indulging in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress, or exploring the Inner Harbour. Take the Victoria Clipper from the Seattle waterfront, and you'll be there in no time.
A lot of states can claim to have mountains, islands and deserts, but few can say they have their their very own rainforest like Washington State. The Hoh National Rainforest has mild winters, cool summers and up to 12 feet of annual precipitation.
With Twilight in every shop window it’s hard to not notice the influence of the movie in this small town. Forks is just under 4 hours away from Seattle, but offers close proximity to other Olympic Peninsula must sees like La Push, Hoh Rainforest and the Washington Coast.
Last week, we took a tour through some destinations throughout Napa Valley for a vacation weekend. This time we’re going to visit the other great California wine destination; Sonoma County.
While driving through the Olympic Peninsula we stumbled upon a sign that read “BIG CEDAR.” We aren’t the type to pass up a vague sign like that - so we took the four mile unpaved road to the 178 feet tall tree.
Every holiday season millions of travelers take to the airways and roadways to celebrate with a winter getaway. To ensure that your next vacation goes off without a hitch, it’s a good idea to make a plan for protecting your personal safety, identity documents and money.
Charming and picturesque, Victoria, B.C. is a wonderful place to visit this fall and Clipper Vacations make it easy to steal away for a day or two.
By stepping onto the ferry, you’re leaving something behind. Routine. Commute. Work. Even just a quick hop across from to Bainbridge warrants a glass of champagne when you make it Hitchcock Restaurant.
After the summer months, the Big Four Ice Caves show what the warm summer days do to melt the Ice Caves. The Big Four Ice Caves trail head is about an hour and a half away from Seattle with a well manicured 2.2 mile roundtrip hike to the Ice Caves.
Lake Crescent Lodge, located on the southern edge of Lake Crescent off Olympic Highway 101 is an historic resort. The resort offers different activities on the lake, hikes and a full restaurant about 3 hours from Seattle.
Over the course of Travel Month, we’ve explored Oregon and British Columbia, now we’re going to fly south for the weekend to take in Napa Valley; arguably the epicenter of American wine.
Cape Flattery in Neah Bay, Washington is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States. The trail takes about 25 minutes to hike and offers some amazing views of the bay.
With amazing sea stacks and tide pools, Rialto Beach is a short drive from Forks, WA. While the beach is littered with driftwood and rocks, you can also find great sunrises and sunsets on the regular.
For visitors, the secretive nature of Kaua’i can make it more difficult to navigate the jagged peaks, uncover the best red dirt road, and find the best Hawaiian version of ramen, called saiman. After spending a few days talking to the experts on the island, we've got the five most important things to know when planning your trip to Kaua’i.