At the tip of the Olympic Peninsula sits Cape Flattery, the very corner of the country and the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States.

PNW Road Trip: Driving to the Olympic Peninsula

You can’t drive across the Olympic Peninsula—a mountain range is in the way. Here your road trip route circles instead, caught between the shoreline and the slopes. Take your time on the peninsula’s large loop, and don’t forget to stop for the hot springs, the majestic old hotels, and—if you see him—Bigfoot.

A sea stack on the beach at Port Orford, Oregon.

Driving to the Oregon Coast

Every town has a slightly different feel along 101, but there are constants along the entire northern half of the Oregon Coast—you’ll find saltwater taffy and clam chowder almost everywhere, and wildlife pops up in tide pools and along sandstone cliffs the whole way.

Cover of Moon West Coast RV Camping, 4th ed.

Moon West Coast RV Camping

Award-winning author Tom Stienstra covers more than 2,000 RV parks and campgrounds throughout Washington, Oregon, and California in Moon West Coast RV Camping. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural springs, or island retreat. Stienstra also […]

The remote Olympic Peninsula features thick rain forest, a wild coast, and gritty towns. Photo © welcomia/123rf.

Road Trip the Pacific Northwest: Where to Go

The Pacific Northwest is a wealth of rugged natural beauty and wonderfully unique cities. You could spend days upon days in any of these cities experiencing a range of strong urban cultures and delicious regional cuisines, and days more exploring their surrounding wildernesses.

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Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific […]

Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip, 1st ed.

Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip

In this full-color guide, Seattle resident Allison Williams shares expert tips for road tripping through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Offering shorter options like the Portland Loop and a route between Seattle and Vancouver, Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip is perfect for all travelers. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, […]