Explore the Northwest

Getaways

Expert guides to road trips, drivable destinations and regional activities

Hidden Northwest Ski Hills

Underrated snow-season destinations

These “secret” ski hills will make you want to shout from the mountaintop.

McCall, Idaho

McCall, Idaho

Winter, summer or in-between: Pick a season, and McCall will give you a reason to visit.

Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is known for museums, theaters and one of the West’s oldest and best city parks.

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria’s beauty, food scene and fertile Saanich Peninsula make British Columbia’s capital a must-visit destination.

Ashland, Oregon

Ashland, Oregon

To go or not to go isn’t a question for fans of Shakespeare, scenic hikes and Pacific Northwest food and drink.

Ballard, Seattle

Ballard, Seattle

Ballard, Seattle’s urban fishing village, boasts Scandinavian roots and a vibrant present.

Capitol Hill, Seattle

Capitol Hill, Seattle

Artists, chefs and other aspiring creatives separate this unconventional neighborhood from its tech-heavy counterparts.

Lake Chelan, Washington

Lake Chelan, Washington

Cool waters create a refreshing setting for watersports, hiking, winery visits, camping and more.

Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint, Idaho, is worth the trip for mountains, music and family fun.

Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

Spring brings more ways to play in this recreational mecca.

North Cascades, Washington

North Cascades, Washington

Take the scenic route across the rugged North Cascades Mountain Range from Sedro-Woolley to Winthrop and Twisp.

Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront

Here are the top things to see and do along the Seattle waterfront during and after the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition.

Snoqualmie, Washington

Snoqualmie, Washington

Scenic views, easy hikes and quaint charm make the Snoqualmie area a unique destination.

Northwest Huckleberries

Northwest Huckleberries

Secret huckleberry stashes in the Cascade Mountains offer a uniquely flavorful Northwest experience.

Paradise, Mount Ranier

Paradise, Mount Ranier

The Road to Paradise makes Mount Rainier’s mystique and grandeur accessible to everyone.

Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Fraser Valley offers breathtaking scenery and adventures between Lower British Columbia’s coastline and the snow-topped Coast Mountains.

Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Idaho’s vibrant capital city is best for summertime entertainment and outdoor recreation.

Fall Harvest Drives

Fall Harvest Drives

Discover farm-fresh apples, pears, pumpkins, cheese, pies — even pizzas — at roadside stands, country markets and fall harvest festivals in Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia.

Leavenworth Detours

Leavenworth Detours

Headed to Leavenworth? Here are some scenic and scrumptious stops for drivers from Seattle and Spokane.

Holiday Adventures

Beyond the PNW

Get Northwest road trip destinations and featured regional events in our free Weekend Events & Getaways email.