The Pacific Northwest is an ideal place to heads for an adventure packed holiday. Home to Washington and Oregon, separated by the impressive Cascade Mountains, America’s upper-left corner is a must visit for those seeking US adventures. Here’s a few of the top attractions which make the Pacific Northwest an ideal location to enjoy an adventure holiday:
For an opportunity to experience the ultimate in laid back American culture, complete with plenty to see and some impressive green spaces, Washington is a must visit on any adventure seeker’s itinerary. Located at the western front of Washington is the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Olympic National Park where you can experience a variety of different ecosystems. The park exists as a lab for scientists thanks to its costal, mountainous and forest ecosystems all located in the same area. There’s camping opportunities and plenty of different areas to explore.
Yellowstone National Park
The world's first ever national park and still as impressive today as it was the day it was opened in 1872, any serious adventurer visiting the Pacific Northwest can’t miss a trip to Yellowstone. With amazing waterfalls, geysers, mountains and wildlife to see, it’s easy to get carried away when you spend a day there. Its vast size means at 3,500 sq. miles means that there’s plenty of opportunity to keep wondering around looking for the next breath-taking sight. From bears, to wolves, elks and antelopes, you’ll be amazed at the variety.
For those who like to experience a bit of city living on their adventure holiday, Seattle is the biggest city in the Pacific Northwest and a great place to do some exploring. Music fans heading that way must take a trip to the Emerald City and pay homage to the musical greats of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Jimi Hendrix. From the original home of Starbucks to the Space Needle building, made iconic by the TV show Frasier, and the Waterfront area, Seattle has culture, leisure and amazing scenery all wrapped up in one.
With Grand American Adventures you can visit all these amazing parts of the Pacific Northwest in one once in a lifetime trip. With the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Rocky Mountains to the left, it’s the perfect place to head on an adventure holiday, so what are you waiting for? Start planning your big adventure today!
This was written by one of our contributing writers. Photo Credits: Cedar Creek and Abbey Island seen from Ruby Beach, Kalaloch Area, Olympic National Park by Adbar used under Wikipedia Commons.
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