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Posted 1/22/2013 by -Tara- in NSBR Board
 

-Tara-

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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:49:40 PM
We're fairly new to WA. We've made a few day trips to places like Leavenworth and driven through Snoqualmie on our way to Seattle.

Our 15th wedding anniversary is on the 31st and we're trying to find a place to spend Saturday and Sunday. Preferably this weekend as next weekend is the SuperBowl. Our children, ages 12 and almost 15, will be with us because we don't know anyone well enough to stay with them overnight yet.

Any suggestions? DH thought maybe Vancouver, Canada. We have passports and it looks like it will be about a 6 hour drive, depending on the weather. We live close to Yakima.

Another thought was somewhere on the Oregon coast. We've also been to Portland for a day trip.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:14:57 AM
Canon Beach in OR is lovely. Long Beach in WA is too (and you can go tour the Cape Disappointment light house)

Come skiing up at White Pass for a fun family outing close to home.

But B.C. is good too...

(I am no real help, am I?)



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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:22:34 AM
Have you been to the Ice Caves yet?


Save the Vancouver until the tulips are in bloom up in hoquim.

Have you spent the day in Spokane yet? You can go to WSU and feed the bears. Ski up on Mt Spokane.


You can do the wine tour through the Tri-cities and Walla Walla.

I think Book of Mormon is up in Seattle.


Or have you gone to Mt St Helens?

Paradise on Rainer?


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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:25:25 AM
We love to stay downtown Seattle. There's so much to see and do there! My hubby and I just went for a weekend in December and did the big wheel...super fun! We like to stay at the Sheraton or Westin. Both have nice, clean rooms and are within walking distance or a short cab ride to any where. If you want more of a suite, the Marriott at Elliot Bay has great rooms, a really nice free breakfast and an indoor pool area for the kids. Hope that helps!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 1:20:41 AM
Bellingham is wonderful. It has the ocean and the lake. Fair haven is wonderful. There are tons of good restaurants and lots to do with kids.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 1:20:53 AM
Manzanita on the Oregon coast.

Taking the ferry to Victoria from downtown Seattle is pretty.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 1:24:29 AM
I'm in Vancouver and it is always fantastic. You could take a ferry to Victoria or a different island. Vancouver island has some really nice inns (like best rated in North America).

Seattle is such a fantastic city, too. We go a few times a year and it's always fun. Maybe you can find a concert or a show to attend.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:04:52 AM
Seattle is a blast: the Experience Music Project downtown, tour the Seattle Underground, Pike St Market, the Aquarium and the Woodland Park Zoo. We love Seatte.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:17:45 AM
Thank you for the replies!



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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:26:25 AM
Don't go to Long Beach until after Memorial Day. EVERYTHING, and I mean even the fast food restaurants, will be closed. DH, DD (then 2) and I went in 2006 and we ended up leaving early because there was absolutely nothing to do, the only place to eat that was open was Subway, and our motel was practically a ghost town. We were there in mid-May.

I'm sure it's lovely in the summer when things are open!





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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:48:40 AM
We've been to Manzanita and Cannon Beach in January and had WONDERFUL weather! Manzanita and Nehalem are tucked in a bit, so they are less windy and just a bit nicer, weather-wise.

What about Portland? Take the train down! Lots to do here:
Powells Bookstore
All the food carts (which I think are mostly closed on weekends?)
OMSI
the new aquarium (In Milwaukie, about 20 minute drive)

What about Great Wolf Lodge? I think it's near Centrailia???

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:02:49 AM
Look into The Inn at The Market @ Pike Place. I have always wanted to stay there and the location is awesome!

Check out the Westin Seattle too. They often have deals.

Whidbey island is another idea --- cute towns and wonderful beaches.

We love staying at Lake Quinault lodge. Tons of hikes and beaches and for the kids they have a nice indoor pool and games in the lobby.

You are only a few hours from Bend, OR. Love it there!! Lots of places to stay but look into Black Butte Ranch and Sun River.




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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:06:58 AM

You are only a few hours from Bend, OR. Love it there!! Lots of places to stay but look into Black Butte Ranch and Sun River.


Of course, it really depends on what you want to do when you're there, but we really favor Mt Bachelor Village Resort on the SW side of Bend. It's close to the Mt, close to town, and along the river with access to great paths!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:08:56 AM
go to hood river. check out the maryhill museum and the stonehedge there along the columbia...not too far away. go up to wenatchee and go skiing at mission ridge

my brother worked at maryhill state park for a few summers...right on the columbia.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:22:12 PM

Thrifty NW Mom just posted that Suncadia in Cle Elum has a pretty good deal out right now.

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