19 Dec Oh, The Places You Can Go In The Northwest!
It’s no secret that those of us native to the Pacific Northwest, feel that our part of the world is pretty spectacular. Wet and overcast much of the time, yes…but pretty darn spectacular, none the less!
Here are some of our favorite places, activities, and other bits of spectacular-ness from each of the areas our agency serves. Maybe they’re among your favorites also?
The Hands On Children’s Museum – Extremely popular with young families and a great ‘get-out-of-the-house-on-a-rainy-day’ option.
The Painted Plate – Fantastic for the family who loves art and creating unique memories.
Watershed Park – A beautiful network of nature trails with varying degrees of difficulty, with something for the whole family.
WET Science Center – Interactive exhibits, weekend family activities, and environmental presentations.
Hello, Cupcake – …need we say more?
Tacoma Narrows Bridge – If you never have, check out the history on this bridge, and then go have a look for yourself!
Lemay Museum – One of the world’s largest auto museums.
The Antique District – For those who love antiques, this downtown area of Centralia, is a must.
Rainbow Falls State Park – An amazing state park situated on the Chehalis River with old growth forest, a waterfall, and several types of camping sites.
La Tarasca – Single handedly the BEST mexican food around. Worth every mile of the drive.
Taylor Shellfish Farms – Love shellfish? How about from a local, family owned source? …Yum.
Hunter Farms – Pumpkin patches, corn maze, petting zoo…what’s not to love?
Ocean Beaches – Copalis Beach, Pacific Beach, Westport…there’s a perfect beach for your family.
Lana’s Hangar Cafe – Great airport cafe located at Bowerman Field, at the edge of Gray’s Harbor…only 18 feet above sea level!
YMCA – One of the most kid friendly centers around. Equipped with a water slides, a bubble couch, water play structures and more!
Bonus — The panoramic view from the visitor parking area at Grays Harbor Hospital, in Hoquiam is AH-mazing. The span from west-south-east affords an incredible display of the Bay where the Chehalis River meets the Pacific Ocean, the forested areas south and west of the bay, and on a clear day…Mt. Rainer to the east.
These are some of our favorites places in the area. Tell us about yours, so we can enjoy them, as well!
Authored by Kristyn Blocher