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Most Popular Pacific Northwest Family Vacations

Alaska Inside Passage

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Most vacations to Alaska are aboard one of the many cruise ships that spend May through early October cutting through the pristine glacier-fed waters. It's…

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Anchorage

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If the city you hail from is more concrete jungle than rain forest, head to Anchorage where "big city" happily meshes with "the great outdoors."…

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Ashland, OR

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The Bard. The Old Globe. Hamlet. These are all things that you associate with the works of William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest writer to have…

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Bellingham, WA

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Most visitors think of Portland and Seattle when they think of the Pacific Northwest, but they don’t realize there’s another 110 miles between the Emerald…

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Bend, Oregon

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Located in Central Oregon, about three and half hours from Portland, Oregon, and equidistant to the Oregon coast, Bend is a nature lover's haven. No…

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Cannon Beach, OR

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Families visit the rugged Oregon coast for two reasons. Parents want to relax, and kids want to play. Both are incredibly easy to do in…

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Within 90 minutes of Portland, Oregon, you can ditch the city and suburbs and embrace the rugged beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. The mighty…

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Crater Lake National Park, OR

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If you want to fire up a kid's imagination -- beyond the visual wow-factor of Crater Lake's intense sapphire-blue water -- let them know they're…

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Lake Chelan, WA

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Lake Chelan offers activities year-round, but it’s best known as a premier summer destination with predictable sunshine, pristine blue waters, and water sports galore, as…

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Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

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Mt. Rainier is Washington's iconic centerpiece, dominating the south Puget Sound skyline like a giant majestic ice cream cone. Located in Mt. Rainier National Park,…

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Newport, OR

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It’s always good to have choices on a family vacation, and Newport, Oregon, gives you plenty of them. As one of the bigger towns on…

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Olympic National Park, WA

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As you hike woodsy trails flanked by ferns and giant Bigleaf maples draped in hanging moss, it's hard not to feel like a hobbit from…

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Oregon Coast

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Welcome to the 362 glorious miles of the Oregon Coast. A special region, not just because of its highly-diverse vistas (windswept beaches, rocky cliffs, lighthouses,…

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Portland, OR

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Perhaps you arrive in Portland as a gateway to the Oregon coast, or as a quick stopover before skiing Mount Hood. You drop your bags…

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San Juan Islands, WA

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As soon as the Washington State Ferry leaves the port of Anacortes (75 miles north of Seattle) and starts to slice through the bluish-green waters,…

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Seaside, OR

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There’s no shortage of fun to be had in Seaside, Oregon. As the very first beach resort in the state, the city has grown to…

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Seattle, WA

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"I never noticed it before, but you're right, all the playgrounds look like they came right out of REI." So said a local when visiting…

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Spokane, WA

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Located on the eastern side of Washington State, Spokane, which is home to Gonzaga University and Bing Crosby, is situated about four and half hours…

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