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3 Places to Visit in the Pacific Northwest

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The United States is filled with the most diverse regions, including the Pacific Northwest region, which is home to about 13 million people. It has some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, rainforests, state and national parks, and charming and exciting towns and cities. There’s so much to do if you’re planning your next major trip, whether alone or with family and friends, from outdoor activities to amazing historical landmarks.

There’s so much to do in the Pacific Northwest, from outdoor activities to amazing historical landmarks.
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If you’re looking for the perfect escape where you can relax or have the most epic adventure of your life, here are three towns or cities to consider visiting. 

Seattle, Washington

Popularly known as the Emerald City, Seattle is the perfect place for art, music, and business enthusiasts and thrill seekers looking for some amazing adventure. It’s the most populous city in the Pacific Northwest and is home to well-known organizations like Microsoft and Starbucks. The city is also home to the Space Needle, where you can climb up to have a panoramic view of the beautiful city, including the Olympic Mountain ranges and Mount Rainier. If you’re looking to take your culinary interests to another level, Seattle is the perfect destination! The city has over 100 wineries and breweries and some of the best seafood in the United States. 

Bend, Oregon

Nothing is more refreshing and exciting than spending time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, and Bend, Oregon, doesn’t disappoint. This family-friendly destination is home to some of nature’s most stunning locations and outdoor activities. It’s nestled snugly in the valleys of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains, and you would enjoy many activities during your visit, including hiking to mountain peaks, biking, water, and snow. Bend is also the perfect place to do casual shopping and is home to some of Oregon’s locally-made products. Additionally, it has amazing accommodation options, so check out some of the top hotels near Bend Oregon, before you visit. 

San Juan Island, Washington

San Juan Island is the perfect destination to visit if you’re not a fan of mainland Washington’s rainfall and are looking for a peaceful nature escape. This destination is home to over 150 islands, with its most popular being Orcas Island, which has some of the best activities for artists, as well as outdoor and food enthusiasts. Several activities will thrill you during a trip to San Juan Island, from whale watching and kayaking to cycling and hiking. You can also visit the San Juan Historical Museum to learn more about this stunning destination or treat your taste buds to some of the best organic farm-to-table meals. Be sure to try some of the island’s most delicious natural seafood choices, such as crabs, clams, and oysters. If you’re looking for a great outdoor adventure in the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Island is worth considering for a fantastic experience. 

Are you ready to explore America’s west coast? Then hopefully, these locations will be at the top of your list of places to visit when you plan your next trip.

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