Summer time is almost here, and taking a trip to the Pacific Northwest should be at the top of your mind when beginning to plan your vacation. Parts of the area are right on the water and others contain massive mountains and other varied terrain. This means you can relax in the sun, partake in some water sports, go for a hike, or take a bike trip. The possibilities are seemingly endless when looking for vacation ideas in the area. We have decided to help that process for you, though, and have created a list of 7 Pacific Northwest vacation ideas that we think you will like. In addition, the best part of each vacation idea is that it involves staying at a Select Registry inn.
1. Hike at Olympic National Park
There are plenty of different trails to try when you experience Olympic National Park hiking. You will be able to explore the different forest hikes, mountain hikes, and coastal hikes. When you’re finished outside, head to Colette’s Bed & Breakfast for a marvelous stay in Port Angeles, WA.
2. Boat at Scenic Beach State Park
Couple a boat trip to Scenic Beach State Park with an amazing stay at the Willcox House Country Inn. Bring a camera and capture the wildlife as you cruise around Hood Canal.
3. See the Sights at Grand Teton National Park
Go on a relaxing walk, an intense hike, or a pleasant drive in order to do some sightseeing in Grand Teton National Park. Allow the Bentwood Inn to host you while on your vacation at Grand Teton.
4. Explore Lighthouses at Cape Disappointment State Park
Visit two Washington lighthouses at Cape Disappointment State Park. There you will see both the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and the North Head Lighthouse. Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat are nearby and are a perfect complement to spending the day looking at lighthouses.
5. Cheer for the Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers are part of Major League Soccer and boast an incredible stadium. Head to Providence Park and join in the cheering with the Timbers Army to help the team earn a victory. After the game, relax at Portland’s White House for a great night’s stay.
6. Kayak around the Olympic Peninsula
Rent a kayak from Adventures Through Kayaking and explore the waters around the Olympic Peninsula. Guests can join a sea kayak excursion or enjoy Freshwater Bay on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nearby is the George Washington Inn in Port Angeles that would love to accommodate you on your vacation.
7. Stroll the Inner Harbour in Victoria, BC
Walking around the Inner Harbour is one of the greatest things to do in Victoria, BC. You can experience the main tourist attractions, restaurants, and shops that embody Victoria. When the walk is over, head to Beaconsfield Inn for a stay at an award-winning Edwardian manor.
All Select Registry inns have gone through the quality assurance process known as the Select Registry Difference, setting them apart from other inns in North America. Each inn brings its own uniqueness to the table, but at the end of the day, they all operate to the highest standards of customer service. Be sure to check out the nearly 400 inns for yourself, or buy a gift certificate for the avid traveler in your family.