The Pacific Northwest offers an impressively diverse array of things for visitors to see. While the area really only has two major cities - Seattle and Portland - the Pacific Northwest is perfect for those who like to explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re into hiking and biking or prefer swimming and kayaking, the area has some truly magical national parks.

You’ll find that the corridor running between Seattle and Portland has a great public transport system, you’ll definitely need a car to get to some of the more isolated regions.

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01Seattle, Washington

Seattle is the natural starting point for a trip through the stunning Pacific Northwest. The city will be familiar even if you’ve never been before thanks to the iconic Space Needle. See the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee at the famous Pike Place Market before hitting up some museums. Spend your evenings checking out a band at one of the many live music venues, or trying some different beers at the craft breweries and bars.

Space Needle Park, Seattle, United States Photo by Randy Laybourne on Unsplash