Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

FALL TRIPS


Four Autumn Weekends

 

FALL FUN


Oktoberfest in the Northwest

Like fall color, pumpkins, apples and wine? Here are four budget-friendly autumn getaways in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. READ MORE>

Here are five great Oktoberfests in Oregon and Washington. Backdropped by the snow-capped peaks of the Cascades, Oktoberfest in the Northwest is the next best thing to Munich! READ MORE>

HARVEST TIME


Where to u-Pick Apples Near Seattle

  
See our top three spots for the best U-Pick apple orchards near Seattle. READ MORE>


AUTUMN IN THE OUTDOORS


Northwest Hot Springs

 

AUTUMN IN THE OUTDOORS


Icicle Creek Weekend

Visit a spa in the woods at one of these natural outdoor hot springs. READ MORE>


Head to beautiful Icicle Creek Canyon near Leavenworth for fall foliage that lasts throughout September and October.
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NW BOOKSHELF


BOOK: Best Hikes with Kids, Washington

 

CAMP & HIKE


Steamboat Rock State Park

 

OUTDOOR GEAR


How to Choose Your Next Camping Tent

The new book Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington by hiking expert Susan Elderkin has us planning great hikes all summer long! If you have kids and like to hike, you need this book! Here's why, plus our favorite trails from the new guide. READ MORE>

In the heart of Washington's Grand Coulee desert country is a hiker's paradise, Steamboat Rock State Park. Make it your basecamp as you explore this region of geologic wonder. READ MORE>

Tips for choosing a great camping tent for your needs, from whether you need a rainfly to picking the best size and shape. READ MORE>

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Weekend Escape: Family Jaunt to San Juan Island

  
Of the four San Juan Islands reachable by ferry, San Juan Island is our favorite family getaway for its dozens of restaurants and great lodgings, most within walking distance of the ferry dock. Venture just beyond Friday Harbor to several waterfront parks for hiking and whale watching.
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