Pacific Northwest Travel Guide Helpful maps and articles about Oregon and Washington.

The Pacific Northwest

From coastal rainforest to outstanding wine trails to stunning alpine lakes, the Pacific Northwest will engage your senses.


Explore Oregon

  • Discover Oregon on the Pacific Coast Highway Large stone seastacks offshore at Cannon Beach.Oregon’s Pacific Coast is one of the most photographed coastlines in the country. Learn about the region and get tips on planning a road trip.
  • Pacific Coast Road Trip: Oregon in 5 Days Heceta Head lighthouse. Photo © Brigitte Werner/pixabay.com.This five-day road trip itinerary takes you outdoors to experience Oregon’s incredible coastline, bountiful nature, and includes a must-see excursion to discover Portland, the city of “mosts”.
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area The shoreline at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Park.Opportunities to explore incredible and at times surreal landscapes abound in Oregon Dunes National Recreation area. Go hiking, rent a dune buggy, or try sandboarding on your visit, and make sure to schedule a stop at Umpqua Lighthouse.

Explore Washington

  • International Travelers Driving in the U.S. The famous Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, along the Pacific Coast Highway.Driving is the most independent way to see America. Here’s a look at travel documents and regulations for international travelers driving in the U.S.
  • Top Sights in Sunny Sequim–Dungeness Valley, Washington The marshy edges of south Sequim Bay in Washington.The sunny Sequim-Dungeness Valley–a pleasantly dry patch on a peninsula famous for its rain–is a great road trip stop in the state of Washington. Here’s a look at the top sights to see in the area.
  • Scenic Highway 101 in Washington State A two-lane road along Washington's Olympic Peninsula.On Scenic Highway 101 along the state of Washington pacific coast, you can explore massive old-growth forests, rich river valleys, and an abundant coastline. Here are tips on planning your trip, including general directions, packing the car, the best places to overnight, and road safety.