Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Brendan Sainsbury

Language: English

Pages: 488

ISBN: 1742203019

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the funky shops of Pike Place Market, experience Portland's music and culture, or take in the beauty of Vancouver's glorious mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, architecture, politics, flora, wildlife, outdoor activities, road trips, cuisine, beer and wine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Seattle map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
  • Coverage of Seattle, Bellingham, the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Washington Cascades, Central & Eastern Washington, Portland, Wine Country, Ashland, Eastern Oregon, Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest our most comprehensive guide to Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Seattle? Check out Lonely Planet's Seattle guide for a comprehensive look at what the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Western USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, John Lee and Brendan Sainsbury.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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d $45-55; ) For those who don’t mind slightly plain and outdated rooms, this centrally located motel is a good enough deal. Fridge and microwave are included, but smell your room before paying up. Creekside Garden Inn ( 503-391-0837; www.salembandb.com; 333 Wyatt Court NE; d $75-105; wi-fi) Five pleasant rooms (two that share an outside bath) are available at this little paradise in busy Salem. The best part is the large grassy yard, lined with flowery garden beds and located right next to a

out to sea is the popular Yaquina Head ( 541-574-3100; 750 Lighthouse Dr; $5 entry; sunrise-sunset), a grassy headland just north of Newport. Short trails lead to viewing areas for shorebirds, harbor seals and whales, and the tide pools are the best-managed on the coast. Visit the excellent interpretive center ( 9am-5pm) to explore different marine environments and get a taste of the history of the coast’s lighthouses. The coast’s tallest, still-functioning lighthouse is at the tip of the

the World Series. Outside of Seattle, fans can enjoy minor league baseball played by teams such as the Vancouver Canadians, Spokane Indians, Yakima Bears, Eugene Emeralds and Portland Beavers. Basketball season lasts from late October until mid-June. The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Seattle SuperSonics won their first and only NBA title in 1979; they play at Key Arena in Seattle Center, though at the time of writing there was controversy surrounding a possible move to Oklahoma after

overlooking a plunging ravine. Snacks and great milkshakes are served at the old-fashioned soda fountain. Out ‘n’ About Treesort ( 541-592-2208; www.treehouses.com; 300 Page Creek Rd; tree houses from $106) A must for families with inquisitive kids, this rustic but fun place offers a dozen different kinds of tree houses, from small round rooms 35ft up, to more terrestrial suites with kitchens. Not all have bathrooms, and some are only for those comfortable with heights. It’s in Takilma, 10 miles

can be found in many public toilets. For specific kid-friendly travel destinations, Click here. For more information, advice and anecdotes, read Lonely Planet’s Travel with Children, by Cathy Lanigan. Return to beginning of chapter CLIMATE CHARTS The Pacific Northwest has a wide variety of climates, from a temperate coast to cool mountains to hot inland deserts. Rain (and, in places, snow) is abundant in winter and early spring, while Indian summers can extend into October. Return to

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