Here are a few of my favorite places in the PNW. I have not been everywhere, I will be exploring for a life time; but these are a few of my favorites!
Hiawatha Trail- A bike trail on the Montana/ Idaho border. If you have bikes it may just be free. But it is almost all down hill except the first little tunnel. I loved it and I don’t ride bikes often!
Wallace, ID- (lots of antique stores, small old mining town.) This is where the movie Dantes peak was filmed
Silvermine- it is down town as you come in. It is a really cool place if anyone is Interested in that kind of thing.
Pulaski Tunnel Trail- A nice little history walk
Northern Pacific Depot- (a cute little train museum if you are already there… )
Oasis Bordello Museum- (great for the adults/ older kids) It was very informative and a different museum. I’ve taken several people there and everyone has loved it. It is a former operating bordello in the historic town. I is preserved almost exactly as it was left when it had closed its doors in 1988. They have been open for 23 years. http://zjdarrah.wixsite.com/oasisbordello
The Fainting Goat- has wonderful food. A Bit pricy (in my view) but really tasty.
Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Coeur d’ Alene Resort board walk- ½ mile board walk. It is beautiful and one of my personal favorite places all year. There is a great park next door with a beach & HUGE playground a little walk away.
Dockside (in the Resort) Gooey’s desserts- this is a Coeur d’Alene must! They have these huge desserts that the family can share. A BIG ice cream Sunday of many flavors. A great treat for the family.
Whispers- also in the resort, but a great little bar with beautiful views for a good date night…
Coeur d’ Alene Boat Tours- these are a beautiful time/ evening adventure. After thanksgiving they become trips to see Santa.
Tubs hill- good hiking beautiful views of the lake.
Beacon Point- cool little place to hike, there is the bronze? Photographer statue and in times of the year bald eagles (I think January/February) Plus a great little drive to get there (not long but pretty)
Coffee- I love the Lean Bean- its my favorite. There are lots of great other places though. Also wonderful food options.
Eastern Washington-(WA State parks require a Discovery Pass )
Manito Park- (probably no RV)- has many different types of Gardens, japanese, rose, a British? Very cool little place and FREE!
Green Bluff- Apples, pumpkins etc… (may be to late but they have a kid area(s), great pumpkin doughnuts, apple picking etc… a conglomerate of different farms. (probably would not want to take the RV with you to this place)
Mount Spokane- has hiking etc… beautiful
River Front Park- The location of the EXPO (in the mid 70’s) They have a gondola over the falls etc… a carousel… they may be under construction though.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture- This is a great little museum with a Victorian house tour as well.
Palouse Falls- Super cool in the middle of nowhere… a little surprise!
Grand Coulee Damn- a little north but they do have day tours and evening lazer light shows and a cool little museum.
Moses Lake- Bob’s Café- a real life truck stop restaurant (has a soft place in my heart bc I used to go here with my Grandfather) They have a decent Breakfast!
Maryhill Sonehenge/ Goldendale Observatory- Cute museum & now they have a telescope!
Leavenworth, WA- A little Bavarian styled village. Super good food, beer if it is an interest, Great little place. I loved visiting as a kid etc..
Wild Horse Monument- (beautiful! ) Right off of I-90
Food Close to Horse Monument- Blustery’s- In Vantage, WA- Cute little diner
Wanapum Dam- They are close to Vantage. They also used to do tours (not sure the hours) but they have a cute little visitors center.
Some great little stands for food off the free way in Cle Elum, WA
The Rest of Washington (😉 )
Mt. Rainer: LOTS of trails etc… VERY BEAUTIFUL!
Ape Cave ( Lava Tubes)- I haven’t gone here yet but it looks really cool and is on my bucket list.
There is so much there… I just haven’t done a ton around
Seattle beyond the basics. Here are a few I know of:
Pikes Place Market- Classic fabn favorite, fish throwing, flowers, First Starbucks etc…
Seattle Public Library (really cool building)
Space Needle- Beyond the Classics
Museum of Pop Culture- GREAT music museum! A must see at some point!
Food - Look for Bubble tea & Hot pot spots… Some of the best I’ve found!
Whidbey Island- I haven’t been here but a friend of mine moved there and loves it! I am hoping to go visit at some point. It is supposed to have beautiful views etc… It is a ferry ride from Port Townsend or it can be driven to up from the north.
Port Angeles- Beautiful little shipping town. Look around for good food!
Neah Bay (town) & Makah Bay- - My favorite bay is Makah… there is tons to do around there… and you can camp at Hobuck Beach Resort
Cape Flattery- My Favorite! Short but really cool views etc..
Forks- Cute little town- place where Twilight was filmed.
Lake Crescent- Beautiful lake. Some great pictures to be had and a pretty drive!
Hoh Rain Forest- great spot. Some fun hiking spots, even some small east trails/ nature hikes to be found.
Rialto Beach- Beautiful beach
Sol Duc Falls- great little spot/ hike
Rocky Brook Falls Trail- another pretty falls/ hike.
SOOO much on the peninsula- I haven’t explored the southern part as much but there is a lot to see!
Fort Stevens- SUPER cool place… def worth the trip. The kids will love it! RV spots open all year
Oregon Scenic Railway- (My pup and I had a great time on this)
Tillamook Creamery- Pretty cool spot! Who doesn't love Cheese???
Cape Meares- very nice Light House! Busy during the summer though! do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=131
Oceanside- Great beach & views all aroudn the area!
Cape Lookout- Great Place to stay!! There are several hiking trails around.
Lincoln City- There are several great beaches!
Cascade Head Trail- Great view of the ocean.
Newport- Also great beaches and 2 cool light houses! There are Sea Lions!!
Oregon Coast Aquarium- really fun!
The Coffee House- A great Breakfast place! The pancakes are bigger you’re your head! This is one of my favorite places in all of Oregon
South Beach State Park- Place to park 😊 the rig and enjoy the area and beaches
Multnomah Falls- (Oregon Classic must see) (left)
Mt. Hood- Lots of trails etc…
Silver Falls- Great park… lots of hikes. The waterfalls are really cool- RV spots open all year! I go here frequently to hike. (right)
Crater Lake- If it is open- Very AMAZING!
Painted Hills- I would love to go to their festival over memorial day. I missed it this year!
There is SOOO Much to see in Oregon! Everywhere… these are just a few of the places I have been. 😊