My Epic Road Trip

I love the Pacific Northwest!

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Created by witte.lisa - July 10th 2016

I've managed to travel so much of the East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest, but I've yet to explore the Pacific Northwest - a part of this beautiful country I know I'd love. This could be the perfect opportunity, and this is only a small snapshot of what I'd love to do in the area!

Grouse Mountain
4.5

6400 Nancy Greene Way, BC, CA

Grouse Mountain

As a huge fan of The X-Files, I have always wanted to visit Vancouver, and the episode on the Grouse Mountain Skyride is one of my absolute favorites because of the scenery. I can't even imagine getting to visit this spot and see these views.

Ovaltine Cafe
3.5

251 E Hastings St, BC, CA

Ovaltine Cafe

Again, this is a must for any X-Files fan wanting to pay homage to the show, and I really love old school cafes - my husband and I make a point to visit as many as possible while we travel - and this is one of the oldest in Vancouver, so this seems right up my alley. Just looking at the outside of this cafe, I know I want a cup of coffee and hash browns for breakfast and to come back for a burger and a beer for dinner.

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63mi 01h 26m
The Upfront Theatre
4.5

1208 Bay St, Bellingham, WA, US

The Upfront Theatre

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As a lifetime fan of improv, all thanks to watching Whose Line is it Anyway with my parents as a kid and admiring Ryan Stiles, I would need to pay my respects to him by visiting his comedy theatre for a night of laughs in between all of the beautiful scenery along the drive.

Golden Gardens Park
4.5

Golden Gardens Dog Park, Seaview Place Northwest, Seattle, WA, US

Golden Gardens Park

A friend in Seattle has told me how much she loves this park and it seems to be a favorite among locals, and since I am a big fan of Lake Michigan, said friend thinks I'd feel right at home on this Pacific Northwest coastline. The pictures look stunning and I'd love to relax by the water.

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90mi 01h 30m
SAFECO Field
4.5

First Ave. S. & S. Atlantic St. Seattle Mariners Safeco Field, Seattle, WA, US

SAFECO Field

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My husband and I met on Opening Day in our hometown, had our first date at the ballpark, and continue to visit at many MLB stadiums as we possibly can. We've yet to make it to Safeco, so this is a must for a road trip! And I know the waffles are a supposed to be aaaaamazing!

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85mi 01h 47m
Mount Rainier National Park
5.0

39000 E State Route 706, Ashford, WA, US

Mount Rainier National Park

3

I feel like this is self-explanatory to anyone who loves nature... I love and feel at home in the mountains and I know this would be simply breathtaking. Even the photos are humbling, and I would love to stand within Mount Rainier National Park.

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137mi 02h 24m
Powell's City of Books
5.0

1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR, US

Powell's City of Books

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I'm a regular at both of the big independent bookstores in LA - Skylight Books (where I am also a member of their club) and the Last Bookstore - and anyone who loves books knows Powell's is the mecca of independent bookstores. I've purchased from Powell's online, but I'd love to get lost in this store for hours and hours.

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0mi 00h 01m

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR, US

Voodoo Doughnut

5

Much like Powell's, this is supposed to be a must for donut lovers. While we're getting one here in LA in a few months, I'm hoping to someday visit the Portland spot that everyone raves about. I'll take a Portland Creme and a Blueberry Cake, please!

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
4.2

SE Seventh St, Portland, OR, US

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

As an animal lover and general fan of conservation, I've heard great things about this place from friends that have visited the Portland area. I'd love to hike (and do some bird watching) in a climate and landscape that I'm not used, and this seems like a great way to wrap up our time in the city.

650mi 11h 45m
Fort Bragg Glass Beach
4.0

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA, US

Fort Bragg Glass Beach

Growing up on Lake Michigan, some of my favorite memories are walking up and down the beach with my dad and grandpa looking for sea glass. This beach is high on my bucket list to visit before all the sea glass is taken by greedy tourists. It looks so stunning but I know it won't be around forever, so I'm anxious to spend an afternoon here.

I feel like this is only a snippit of what I'd like to do in the Pacific Northwest. My husband and I absolutely love to travel, so we have perfected the art of fitting as much as we can into an afternoon, and we love everything from a day in nature spent hiking or lounging by the water, to an afternoon of local shopping, to trying the must-have burger in the city, to bar-hopping at the favorite local dives or catching a great comedy/music show. We've been planning a trip from Vancouver down to San Francisco for a few years, but we just haven't had the means to make it happen. This would be a dream come true!