I am driving from Seattle to Portland. Any strong suggestions to stop anywhere along the way? Anything worth our time? Food, Sites, anything. Thanks in Advance!
Note: not from the pacific northwest.
Washington State is stunningly beautiful but I haven't seen it all. Mount Rainier N.P. is stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit and Mount St Helens is an amazing experience given its such a famous volcano and you can still see how the lateral blast devastated the landscape which would have once looked like Mount Rainier which is also a volcano. The Cascade mountains run through Washington State & closer to Seattle you have other National Parks such as Olympia N.P. Further south across the border into Oregan you have another volcano called Mount Hood made famous in the opening scene of the film 'The Shining' featuring Jack Nicolson. The hotel in the film is somewhere else, someone said mt rainier N.P. but I didn't see it so I'm not so sure. If you can spare the time head down south of Portland to Crater lake which is a caldera, a volcano filled in with a lake north of the Californian border.
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Don't forget if you're into aviation Seattle is a dream come true with the Everett based Boeing factory and the Flight Musemn. about 9 years ago
I love Hwy 101 along the Oregon/Washington coastlines. If you have the time, you could take one of the ferries from Seattle across Puget Sound, get on Hwy 101 and drive up to Port Angeles & around to the Pacific Ocean (check out the amazing Olympic National Park) and then make your way south on 101 to Oregon. Terrific beach & mountain scenery so take your time. about 9 years ago