With the growing interest in adventure travel, national parks, and wine and micro-breweries, the Pacific Northwest attracts a huge number of visitors every year. This dramatic region, which stretches from British Columbia to Oregon, provides pristine wilderness areas to explore from coastlines to mountains as well as vibrant metropolitan scenes in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.
Expanded Coverage: This edition features the best reasons to go to scores of rugged Pacific coast beaches. New hotel and restaurant reviews cover recently opened properties throughout the region. New photo-rich features highlight Oregon's burgeoning Willamette Valley wine region and Seattle's popular coffee, beer, and wine scenes.
Illustrated Features: Colorful, magazine-like features introduce the whales of the Pacific Northwest, with whale-watching tips; wine-tasting itineraries in Oregon's Willamette Valley; and Seattle's coffee, beer, and wine scenes and Pike Place Market.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools Fodor's recommends top attractions and experiences that highlight must-see sights from British Colombia to Oregon. A sample Pacific Northwest road-trip itinerary covers everything travelers need to experience the wide variety of what this region offers. Four chapters provide in-depth information on visiting national parks: Crater Lake, Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier.
Discerning Recommendations: "Fodor's Pacific Northwest" offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. Word of Mouth quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.