Have you thought about your travel bucket list? A new year is the perfect time to re-visit and maybe re-map yours with some unique Pacific Northwest travel ideas.
Because while you may have visited Victoria, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver, and Seattle — have you actually seen and done everything? Chances are, there are quite a few unique Pacific Northwest travel ideas that you haven’t yet explored.
9 Bucket List Worthy Pacific Northwest Travel Ideas
Things to do in the San Juans
Nothing can compare to the sight of an orca breaching the water’s surface. Its body flying into the air. The powerful “KWOOF” when it comes back down. The power of its splash rising around its body as it swims back into the water.
Take a Scenic Hike
With its lunch landscape and windswept coastline, the San Juan Islands are home to some of the best hiking around, including Turtleback Mountain on Orcas Island and South Beach Hiking Trail on San Juan Island.
Things to do in Victoria
Savor a Seaside Oasis
Just outside of Victoria, the Oak Baby Beach Hotel and Spa invites you to indulge in their seaside oasis. This elegant destination features outdoor mineral pools overlooking the sea, panoramic views, and exquisite cuisine.
Whether you want to warm up on a chilly day or you’re looking to indulge in some high-class refinement, afternoon tea will fit the bill. And, Victoria offers a wide variety of choices where you and the girls can grab a cup!
Sea & Sky Adventure
From sweeping birds-eye views to skimming past rocky shorelines, our Sea & Sky package lets you cruise with the Victoria Clipper to Victoria BC and enjoy a 45-minute scenic flight back to Seattle or the other way around!
Things to do in Seattle
Eat Your Way Through Seattle
Is good food part of any good vacation for you? Then no trip to Seattle is complete without visiting one of its best restaurants. Don’t have a lot of time? Even a quick lunch or happy hour can be a reason to celebrate!
Visit a Seattle Coffee Shop (or several)
Learn how to stay toasty, the Seattle way — with a cup of coffee. From pour-overs to expertly pulled espresso shots, the Emerald City baristas know a thing or two about how to do coffee right!
Things to do in Vancouver
See Vancouver’s Public Art
Though the remnants of Granville Island’s industrial past still remain, this quaint peninsula has become a hotbed for artists. In addition to the art studios and outdoor markets, you’ll also find a plethora of public art throughout its streets.
Wander Through a Living Maze
Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden is home to just one of six hedge mazes
In North America, making this exquisite growing labyrinth quite unique!