Quick Escapes Pacific Northwest: 32 Weekend Trips from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, British Columbia

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Overview

We've done the planning. You do the packing.
When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick EscapesĀ® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you'll find twenty-four carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Explore Hell's Canyon aboard a jetboat in Oregon. View the 90-foot cascade at Marymere Falls in Washington. Relax in the tranquil pools of Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia. With this guide, you'll find enough variety to suit every budget and taste.

Featuring:

easy-to-follow itineraries for one- to three-day minivacations
recommendations for the best places to visit, dine, and sleep
plenty of additional options to customize your trip as little or as much as you wish
accurate driving directions and route maps
information on festivals and special events

Whether you're looking for a short mid-week adventure or taking advantage of a long weekend, Quick EscapesĀ® makes it easy to get away from it all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762736935
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Quick Escapes Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn McFarlane is the author of Best Places to Stay in the Pacific Northwest and Best Places to Stay in California. She has lived on the West Coast all her life and now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Christine Cunningham is a freelance writer who has lived in Eugene, Oregon for thirty years and has explored all corners of the Pacific Northwest by car and on foot.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Portland Escapes 1
1 Hell's Canyon 2
2 Eugene-Florence-Newport 10
3 Mount Hood Loop 20
4 Around Mount St. Helens 28
5 Astoria and Long Beach Water Pleasures 36
6 Columbia River Gorge 45
7 John Day Fossil Beds to Shaniko 53
8 Central Oregon 62
Seattle Escapes 71
1 San Juan and Orcas Islands 72
2 Strait of Juan de Fuca 81
3 Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City 91
4 Leavenworth to Ellensburg 97
5 North Cascades 107
6 Mount Rainier Loop 115
7 North Kitsap Peninsula 122
8 Skagit County 128
Vancouver Escapes 135
1 Explore the Fraser Valley 136
2 Mountain/Canyon Circle 144
3 Vancouver Island: West Shore 154
4 South Vancouver Island 163
5 The Gulf Islands 170
6 Langdale to Lund 179
7 The Okanagan 188
8 Southeast Vancouver Island 198
Index 209
About the Author 225
About the Editor 226
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