United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 beach chair and umbrella rentals in carmel?
  2. 2 Pacific Grove/Carmel CA area
  3. 3 Venice, CA area
  4. 4 Trip Report Mini Trip to Smithsonian Exhibits Facility
  5. 5 Colorado October 16-25, 2017
  6. 6 Please help us find a wonderful boutique hotel in the western U.S.
  7. 7 Trip Report Southern California Sand Dunes - Oceano Dunes
  8. 8 Santa Fe Hotel
  9. 9 Wilmington DE questions
  10. 10 Hotel location Albuquerque
  11. 11 Blue Ridge Parkway/Great Smoky Mountains
  12. 12 Road Trip - SF to Sonoma
  13. 13 Trip Report Central California Coast Road Trip - Pismo Beach to Monterey
  14. 14 Palo Alto Transit Center To Facebook HQ
  15. 15 Vancouver to Washington State
  16. 16 NYC - Pastrami sandwich near library, Grand Central Station, St Patrick's
  17. 17 Lead in me in the right direction for our first Hawaii trip
  18. 18 JFK Terminal 4 to Terminal 8
  19. 19 Tahoe - Plumpjack Inn vs. Basecamp Hotel
  20. 20 New England Tour
  21. 21 Trip Report Rhode Island Get Away
  22. 22 Alaska 19 day itinerary - comments/opinions, please?
  23. 23 Visiting Kauai...NEXT week!!
  24. 24 Avis or Budget from LAX
  25. 25 Visiting Kauai...NEXT WEEK!!
View next 25 » Back to the top

First Time to Seattle-Portland-Willamette Valley

Jump to last reply

Hello,
My husband & I (60yr old) are spending 8 nights in this area in Sept., for the first time.
Interested in hitting typical tourist must-sees, scenery, light walking, nice restaurants, wineries.

I would welcome & appreciate feedback on this general plan:
-arrive 9pm Sat. Seattle airport
-(I am thinking) 2 full days, Sun-Mon, in Seattle.
While there: Chihuly, Pike Pl Mkt, Space Needle, possibly ferry to Bainbridge Island, Chittenden Locks...???
-Tues Amtrak to Portland
-2 full days, Wed-Thurs, in Portland. While there: Columba River Gorge, Pacific coast...???
-Fri morning travel to Willamette V, for Fri-Sat
-Sun. 3pm flt from Portland

A few more questions:
-Car needed in Seattle or Portland? Central location/area to stay in? Lodging rec? (3-4 stars out of 4, for price & quality purposes.)
-Current opinion on Seattle-Portland Amtrak trip? Also, is there a better place to sit for views?
-I assume (?) we need a car to get from Portland to Willamette area, and then to use while there....true? How long a drive is it?
-Central location to stay in Willamette Valley, & lodging suggestions. (3-4 stars out of 4, for price & quality purposes.)

Thank you in advance for any input. Fodors people always amaze me.
-MJ

-

37 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement