The northern tip of California’s coast is lined with forests of the great Californian redwood trees. These hundred year old majestic giants and are sure to give you a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty around you. A few prime Redwood State Parks include Prairie Creek Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods and Jedediah Smith Redwoods.
If golf is more of your forte, visit Bandon Dunes, a sprawling golf oasis located on the Oregon coast. In 2009, Golf Magazine named various courses at this compound among their 50 best courses built in the last 50 years.
If you are in search of one of the United State’s most famous volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens is truly a unique experience. Located a little over 90 miles from Seattle, Washington, it’s a must-see on any itinerary to the Pacific Northwest. The visitor center is beautiful and does a great job of illustrating the tremendous force of the explosion. Moreover, if you’re in search of a hike, there’s a non-technical day hike to get to base camp at Mt.Rainier at 10,000 ft elevation.
In addition, Seattle has wonderful markets and great energy (a couple of wonderful museums, too) and Portland has a Rose Festival in early June which is quite an experience. However, many of our advisors are adamant that the real scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest is best found in the outlying areas, not the metropolitan cities.