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Seattle & The Pacific Northwest

Perfect for foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and the adventurous alike, holidays to the Pacific Northwest of America are packed with tasty treats and wild vistas at every turn. Seattle boasts a buzzing music scene and fantastic fresh cuisine, from the famous fish throwers of Pike Place Market to award winning Pacific Rim cuisine. From this coastal city you can join a thrilling seaplane ride or boat trip onto the Pacific to look for the resident orcas, dolphins, seals and porpoises that call these waters home. On a Pacific Northwest fly drive journey to the rainforests, mountains and ocean views of the Olympic Peninsula or head inland to Washington and Oregon’s award winning vineyards. No Pacific Northwest road trip would be complete without a drive along the Columbia River to independent spirited Portland, with its craft breweries and creative arts scene.

 

What you’ll love most about the Pacific Northwest

  • Explore the diverse landscapes of Olympic National Park, from rugged coastlines to lush rainforests and towering mountains. Hike scenic trails, marvel at waterfalls, and spot wildlife like elk and bald eagles
  • Experience the bustling atmosphere of Pike Place Market in Seattle. Browse stalls selling fresh produce, seafood, and crafts, watch fishmongers toss salmon, and enjoy panoramic views of Puget Sound
  • Indulge in Portland’s vibrant food scene, known for its food carts, craft breweries, and farm-to-table restaurants. Sample local delicacies like artisanal donuts, gourmet coffee, and innovative cuisine
  • Discover the majestic beauty of Mount Rainier, the tallest peak in the Cascade Range. Explore hiking trails, wildflower meadows, and glaciers, and admire breathtaking views of the mountain and surrounding landscapes
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the Columbia River Gorge, with its dramatic waterfalls, lush forests, and scenic viewpoints. Drive along the historic Columbia River Highway, hike to iconic waterfalls like Multnomah Falls, and explore picturesque towns like Hood River
  • Escape to the idyllic San Juan Islands, a scenic archipelago off the coast of Washington state. Explore charming towns, go whale watching, kayaking, or biking, and savour fresh seafood and island hospitality

Where to Book

  • Hamilton Mountain in Columbia River Gorge - Visit Vancouver USA/Chris Bauer

  • Hiking Dog Mountain Trail near Cook - Washington State Tourism/Jason Hummel Photography

  • Alpine Lakes wilderness - Washington State Tourism/Jason Hummel Photography

  • Coastal hike in Oregon - Travel Oregon/Satoshi Eto

  • Fall colours at Mt Rainier Railroad - Visit Rainier/Allen's Photographic

  • Crater Lake, Oregon - Brand USA

  • Walking the Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Adams - Washington State Tourism/Jason Hummel Photography

  • Peninsulas scenery - Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau

  • Diablo Lake, Cascades National Park, Washington State

  • Norwegian Bliss leaving Seattle - Port of Seattle

  • Tulip Town Farm, Mount Vernon - Washington State Tourism/Mark Downey/Lucid Images Gallery

  • Fat biking by Otter Rock in Newport - Travel Oregon

  • Hiking the Glacier Peak wilderness - Washington State Tourism/Jason Hummel Photography

  • Waves at Cape Disappointment - Washington State Tourism/Jason Hummel Photography

  • Mount Hood, Oregon

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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At Freedom Destinations, we take the trouble out of travel. We offer everything you need in one place; a great range of hotels, tours and activities, coupled with first-class service from dedicated specialists who work with you to create your perfect itinerary. With FREEDOM you can….

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