This trip to the Pacific Northwest was built around the International Pinot Noir Celebration. We had a bunch of vacation days left over, since our trip to Vietnam was cancelled (read about that here, here, here, here, here, here and here) because of this.
This was a great trip – even though it had more driving than I usually like on any trip. I was able to show MS my home state – show him some of the touristy things that I did as a child and I was able to experience some things that I really should have done when I was younger (like this, this or this) but didn’t.
I was thinking of things that I would change about this trip – and other than the long drives, I think the only thing I would change is the hotels in Portland and Seattle. I wouldn’t change these hotels because they were bad, but because there are so many other options out there, I’d like to try something new. The hotels near Crater Lake or in Lincoln City were perfectly lovely and I would definitely return to each of them.
Have you taken a Pacific Northwest Road Trip before? Where you focused on Wine, Hiking, History, Architecture, Food or something else? What did we miss that we should visit on our next trip? What did we visit that makes you want to take a trip now?