Vacation to Seattle and Portland

Old Apr 25th, 2002, 05:12 AM
Cindy Warne
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Vacation to Seattle and Portland

I am going to Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and Victoria. Could you tell me what is nice to see. I am going with my 15 and 10 year old. I like all kinds of things to do. Any good siteseeing and places to eat please recommend. I already have places to stay. Thanks.
Old Apr 25th, 2002, 09:25 AM
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What are you all interested in? How long are you in each place? What kind of restaurants do you and the kids like? Where are you coming from? When are you coming? What parts of town are you staying?

In Seattle I would think that everyone might enjoy going to the Aquarium on the pier, exploring Pike Place market, going to a baseball game at Safeco Field to see Ichiro, heading up the Space Needle if it's clear, checking out the Science Center- great butterfly habitat, exploring the locks/fish ladder/ beach at Golden Gardens.

Old Apr 26th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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If you want to make an additional drive and you have time, Mt. St. Helens is impressive. Try to search for the post on Portland I started about a month or so ago - I had asked if there was anything to do in Portland and got several interesting responses about its outdoor beauty, rose gardens and quality of life, but not much on what there was to do there - so my best guess would be sticking to Seattle and north.
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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There are many things to do in Portland also. I love the Portland Art Museum, shopping at Powell's Books (2nd largest book store in the US), shopping in general!
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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I always see that Powell's is the largest book store in the world. What is the biggest bookstore in the U.S. and where is it?
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 09:50 AM
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I live in Portland, and I agree with gail. It's a pretty city with nice parks, restaurants, and shopping, but not much to attract tourists - certainly not your kids. If you're planning to spend time here, I'd suggest a drive up the Columbia River gorge for great scenery and hiking. Hood River, 40 miles up the gorge, is one of the wind-surfing capitols of the world. Or you can go the other direction to the Oregon coast; some pretty dramatic scenery there too.

But if you're just planning 1/2 day or so, by-pass Portland and use the time saved to see Mt.St.Helens.

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