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What to See & Do in the Northwest US

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Scenic beauty. Arts and cultural attractions. Fascinating history and geology. Outdoor recreation. There are thousands of interesting activities and attractions in the Northwest. These resources will help you learn more about the many fun things to do in the Northwest US, including the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
  1. The Northwest's Best Visitor Attractions
  2. Attractions in the Northwest
  3. Cruises & Tours in the Northwest
  4. Outdoor Recreation in the Northwest
  1. Events & Festivals in the Northwest
  2. Arts & Entertainment in the Northwest
  3. Shopping in the Northwest

The Northwest's Best Visitor Attractions

Buffalo Babies and Herd in Yellowstone National Park

Here are my recommendations for the top 10 attractions in each of the states in the Northwest US. You'll find national parks, museums, scenic drives, and more. Most of these attractions are something you can build an entire vacation around. All 60 of these attractions should be added to your bucket list.

Attractions in the Northwest

Washington State Ferry at Sunset (The Seattle-King County News Bureau)

Museums, visitor centers, zoos and aquariums, and botanical gardens are just some of the fun attractions you can enjoy in the Northwest. These resources will help you find out about the best places to spend your travel and recreation time.

Cruises & Tours in the Northwest

Alaska Inside Passage Scenery from the Norwegian Pearl

Sitting back in a car, train, bus, or boat is a great way to take in the breadth of scenic beauty found in the Northwest.

Outdoor Recreation in the Northwest

Multnomah Falls (A. Brown)

The Northwest is blessed with mountains, rivers, forests, gorges, and lakes, making is the perfect playground for nature lovers. This resources will help you learn about outdoor recreation opportunities in the Northwest.

Events & Festivals in the Northwest

Multi-colored Rows of Tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Many themes, holidays, and events are celebrated throughout the year in the Northwest.

Arts & Entertainment in the Northwest

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Arts and entertainment options in the Northwest include something for every taste and interest. They include music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, night clubs, spectator sports, and much more.

Shopping in the Northwest

Shoppers will find plenty of unique treasures in the Northwest US. Art galleries, upscale malls, specialty stores, and fresh food markets are among your many choices.

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