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White Salmon Landscape, Canyon Creek

Spending a Weekend in White Salmon

Everything from accommodations to food and drink spots, this article will have you booking your weekend in White Salmon, Washington!

wine tasting in pioneer square

Spending a Day in Pioneer Square

Learn how to navigate Pioneer Square like a local. If you’re interested in wine tasting and local recommendations, this article is for you!

Northwest Glass Quest - Glass Sphere

Northwest Glass Quest 2023

The Northwest Glass Quest of 2023 begins February 17th! Learn all there is to know about this yearly treasure hunt. Are you a Quester?

hideout cabin

Staying at The Hideout Cabin Near Mt. Baker

Washington state is wonderful in a lot of ways, but one of the many things that make the PNW the perfect place to call home…

Liberty Bay in Poulsbo

Spending The Day In Poulsbo, Washington’s “Little Norway”

Hugging the shores of Liberty Bay, Poulsbo’s downtown corridor is adorned with gingerbread house facades and Scandinavian-themed murals. Much like Leavenworth, its more famous cousin,…

scooters

Scootin’ Around San Juan Island

In my opinion, scootin’ around San Juan Island is the best way to see this gorgeous and adventurous island. With a bit of planning, you…

Tacoma sculpture by Elk's Temple in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma In Two Days: An Ambitious Itinerary

Updated February 2024 Tacoma’s reputation precedes itself. For all the negativity that has clouded perceptions of Tacoma, the narrative has drastically changed over the past…

Scenery in Leavenworth, WA

A Girls Trip To Leavenworth

Do you feel like everyone you know visited Europe this summer? Well, summer isn’t over yet and you can still make it to Europe without…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of picturesque views. From the barns with unique quilted emblems, to the groves of trees and…

mt. rainier

Exploring the Mountain Town of Packwood, Washington

Nestled beneath the base of Mount Rainier National Park and surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood is the perfect destination for those looking…

Snoqualmie River in North Bend

A Day Well Spent In North Bend

Imagine hopping in your car from Seattle and driving an easy 25 miles east to a gem of a city surrounded by endless evergreens and…

View of the rugged coast at Tongue Point

Visiting Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary

The call of the Olympic Mountains is undeniable. Most of the peninsula gets record rainfall, making it a lush fairytale land of mosses, marmots, and…

cow sculptures

Roadside Attractions from Olympia to the Pacific Coast

We have all heard it a thousand times: “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” So when we are heading somewhere for the long weekend,…

Quileute Oceanside Resort

Adventuring at the Quileute Oceanside Resort

It is not very often that a location checks off everything on my list of desires for an adventure, but the Quileute Oceanside Resort did…

Waterfall near Black Diamond

A Day in Black Diamond & the Franklin Ghost Town

Spending a day in Franklin Ghost Town – Black Diamond, Washington will have you soaking up the sun, hiking to incredible views, learning about the…

coyote wall

Explore the North Bank of the Columbia River Gorge

Mention the words “Columbia Gorge” to Pacific Northwest (PNW) locals, and they’ll almost certainly bring up Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Rowena Crest, or some of…

Kalama River Walk

Spending a Day in Kalama

Have you ever been to Kalama? Have you even heard of Kalama? Chances are if you made the drip from Seattle to Portland you’ve passed…

exterior of Little Wolf Cabin by Mt. Baker

Charming Little Wolf Cabin By Mt. Baker

We’re excited to share with you a brand new cabin – Little Wolf Cabin, located in Maple Falls, just 40 min from Mt. Baker and…

seabrook

Spending a Weekend in Seabrook

Seabrook is a vibrant beach town located on the Washington coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It has been thoughtfully designed — founded on new urbanism…

Shot of Mt Rainier from Vashon Island

Spending a Day on Vashon Island

We are spoiled with many wonderful day trip opportunities in Western Washington, and one amazing option is visiting Vashon Island. Accessible by three different ferry…

Sumner Reuben Knoblauch Heritage Park gazebo

Spending a Day in Sumner

As autumn approaches, nothing sounds more comforting than taking the…

Cle Elum living room

A Weekend In Cle Elum

Cle Elum is a small town with a lot of…

Thomas Dambo’s Giant Trolls the Ultimate Adventure

Join in on Tara’s thrilling adventure to find five giant wooden trolls created by artist Thomas Dambo in Washington State. These unique trolls, made from recycled materials, are part of a scavenger hunt that combines art, environmental awareness, and exploration across various locations in Washington. The journey offers a unique experience to discover these whimsical, massive sculptures while enjoying the state’s beautiful landscapes.

Mount Rainier and Wildflowers

Mount Rainier’s Timed Entry: What You Need to Know for 2024

Explore the essential guide to Mount Rainier’s new timed entry system for 2024, enhancing visitor experience and preserving natural beauty

Sunset over mountains and water

Spending a Weekend in Anacortes, WA

Washington state has always been known for its natural wonders,…

Lets Roam Walla Walla

Adventuring in Walla Walla

Along with what it’s most famous for, wine, Walla Walla has so much history, food, and adventure to enjoy!

Georgetown Sign

Spending a Day in Seattle’s Georgetown

Considered Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, Georgetown visitors can enjoy the charming architecture, wine tasting and crave-able food.

Washington treehouse point

Exploring Treehouse Point

When you first see photos of TreeHouse Point, you can’t resist adding it to your list of must-visit places.

Birth of a Lake Trail

A Visit to Seaquest State Park

About a 2-hour drive from Seattle, Seaquest State Park is a great jumping-off point for visiting nearby Mount Saint Helens.

Green Bluff barn near Spokane

Visiting Green Bluff Farms Near Spokane

Every farm tells a story. The opening page tribute is…

Diablo Lake blue waters

Summertime in North Cascades National Park

Seeking a trip with stunning mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed alpine lakes? North Cascades National Park is awaiting you.

Witness Tree Lounge & Bar

Weekend Getaway at the Vancouver Waterfront

Staying a weekend on the beautiful Vancouver waterfront is a great escape in the pacific northwest. Find the right accommodation for you!

flying kites on beach

Escaping the City: A Weekend in Whidbey Island

Take a ferry to Whidbey Island and enjoy a weekend of fun. This itinerary includes all things recreation, restaurants, and more!

spaceship unique stay

A Stay That Is Out of This World: The Spaceship

A unique stay will take your average vacation and turn it into something special. Take a trip out of this world and stay in the spaceship!

Unique Stays and Experiences in Washington State

There are so many unique stays and experiences in Washington to explore. Here are 3 of UniquePNW’s favorites!

ice caves trail

Conquering the Big Four Ice Caves Trail

Explore a winter wonderland in any season at the Big Four Ice Caves trail. Great for all levels of hikers, see cliffs, waterfalls, and more!

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Packwood Mountain House – A Hidden Gem

Experience Packwood and learn about this unique and cozy cabin from those who have stayed inside it, and the owners themselves.

Welcome to Port Townsend Sign

A Weekend in Port Townsend

Experience Port Townsend through the eyes of a tourist. Find all the best accommodations, restaurants, and things to do!

Snoqualme Falls Lookout

A Day at Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is a beloved Washington Attraction. Go beyond the lookout and find places to eat, recreation, and more nearby!

Hotel de Haro

5 Historical Haunts Worth a Road Trip

If walls could talk, these Washington state attractions would have…