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Hey ladies! My FI and I are looking to honeymoon along the coast of Oregon, go up into Washington and then hit up Vancouver at the end of September this year. I was wondering—-what are some great places we should see? I’d love to see the ocean since I’ve never seen it before—Kansas girl born and raised and currently live in Colorado. I’d LOVE for some tips 🙂 Can you help this girl out?
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We are thinking of doing the same.
One of the places we are considering is:
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I posted some Washington tips on your Portland thread before I saw this one, but I am originally from Washington so I could be of some help.
If you are looking for great beaches/nature, do not miss the Olympic Peninsula! I am from Forks and I grew up on the Peninsula and it is like nowhere else. Check out the rain forest and Lake Quinault. Take a hike along Rialto Beach to see Hole-in-the-Wall and awesome tide pools. You can even camp along a lot of the beaches there.
If you are looking for small town charm I would suggest Port Townsend. Lots of fun shops and some haunted hotels, I believe. Very big on arts and theater so you could maybe catch a small town production of something.
Noritake posted about Leavenworth. It is a fun little place, but VERY tourist-y. It is beautiful though, so if you don’t mind the fake Bavarian tinge it can be fun. They also have summer theater productions outdoors that are worth seeing. Lots of hiking in the area and some nice views.
Feel free to PM if you have more questions!
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Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA (its on your way to Canada!) is perfection. It’s so romantic & relaxing. Drink wine, local beers & enjoy the gardens. Love, love, love this place!
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- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
Definately go all the way to Cape Flattery on the olympic peninsula. i suggest coming back to puget sound via one of the ferries.
You might also enjoy Whidby island- you take a ferry from Mukilteo (muck-ill-tee-o) and drive north on the island- deception pass is at the very north part of the island and it connects you to the mainland. Another beautiful must see.
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Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier.
Take the ferry to Friday Harbor / the San Juan Islands. Take an orca-watching cruise. If you have time also go out to Victoria.
Post # 8
Kind of going off of other posts..
The Oregon Coast and Olympic peninsula are absolutely beautiful!
Woodinville has a few wineries & Red Hook (right next door to the willows lodge) has $1 tours with a tasting glass and obviously beer. I also hear that the Herb Farm in woodinville is supposed to be the best restaurant, but its quite pricey and fancy, but might be a nice romantic option for an evening during your honeymoon.
Leavenworth is cute too, but kind of off the path (~2 hours E from I-5) if you plan on sticking close to the coast.
We’re from the Seattle Area but actually staying at the Chrysallis Inn in Bellingham for our honeymoon, not too far from the Canadian border. There are also wineries in Whatcom County and a ferry that goes over to Victoria, B.C or the San Juan Islands. We hope to spend the days going to wineries, get pampered at the spa, explore Bellingham, and also spend a day or two in Canada. Might be a good stopping point for you if your heading to Vancouver.
Enjoy the beautiful PNW!!
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I also echo the Deception Pass – Anacortes – San Juan Island/Friday Harbor – Victoria route. Go to Lime Kiln Park on SJI to watch the sunset. It’s amazing!