Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
From the overwhelming beauty of the San Juan Islands to the giant glaciers of Alaska, journey into the wild, open spaces and lush forests of the West Coast.
Ideal weather: 25 – 32°C
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Hike, bike or paddle through the magnificent green spaces in and around the Pacific Northwest. With 70 miles of trails in Portland’s Forest Park, you don’t have to venture far from the city’s artsy microbreweries and cafes to find yourself in the wild.
In Seattle, check out the iconic Pikes Place Market where you’ll see fish fly, cheese being made and step foot in the original Starbucks store! Hike to any of the many gorgeous waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest, including Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls.
In Alaska, cruise past narrow fjords and massive glaciers, hike in dense rain forests, and anchor in quiet, secluded coves as you watch hundreds of Humpback whales feed. It’s no wonder that Alaska is home to the best whale watching in the world, a haven for the planet’s largest populations of Humpback whales.