The 12 Best Northwest Vacations

By Seattle Magazine Staff

May 17, 2017

No matter your pleasure, there's a PNW escape for you.

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Christopher Pouget


Staycations are all well and good. And that three-day weekend? It can offer the quick recharge you need.

But there are times when life calls for a real vacation—the kind that stretches to a week or even longer. This kind of getaway calls for a destination with a lot to offer: space for solitude, room to gather with family and friends, and recreation that’s right at hand. Luckily for us, nearly every corner of our state (and region) offers a paid-time-off worthy destination—maybe even one we return to year after year.

So, stretch out and join us as we visit some of our region’s best vacation destinations.

Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island

Nantucket Meets Northwest in Seabrook

Whistler Recreation Amps Up for Summer

Beyond the Brats, Leavenworth is a Gateway to the Outdoors

Amenity-Rich Suncadia Offers Vacation Perks Close to Home

Near Bend, Three All-Encompassing Communities Lure Vacationers

Tofino is a Cozy Surf Town With a Stellar Food Scene

The Columbia Gorge is Filled With Wine and Waterfalls

Explore the ‘Alps of the Northwest’ From Joseph, Oregon

Find a Soulful Retreat Near Lake Chelan

Play Lighthouse Keeper for a Week at Dungeness Spit Lighthouse

Cannon Beach is a Classic Oregon Beach Town