For many, the iconic movie Sleepless in Seattle rings a bell, or the historic landmark, the Space Needle when they think of Seattle. However, these are just a few things the city is known for. Seattle is a perfect place to visit on a road trip. Just a few hours from both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, you really can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose.
If you are in Seattle for a quick stopover, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Ranging from shopping to sports entertainment, to historic landmarks. In this post, we’re naming just a few of many activities that can be seen in just one day.
If it’s diverse scenery and idyllic recreational opportunities in the Northwest that you seek, then we have identified just the place for you. Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, one of the jewels of the Refuge System, is nestled near the foot of Mount Adams in Washington’s Cascades Range. While the scenery and abundant wildlife are what draw people at first glance, visitors soon discover more. Conboy Lake NWR offers hidden gems that will keep them returning for years!
Aaaaaah, food trucks. Who doesn’t love ’em? The variety of cuisine on top of that special “food truck” flavor is the thing that makes foodies fall in love. You see them parked on the side of the street and if you’re really into it, you may have even attended a food truck festival in your city. Although the food truck craze has been a thing for a few years now, there are some cities that take in the culture a bit more than others. Check below to see if your city is one of the best food truck cities in America.
When most people hear “Washington state”, they generally think about cold, rainy weather, coffee, and grunge music. However, what many people don’t realize is that Washington is actually home to some beautiful beaches. It may not always be the tropical day with your feet in the water and sand, but for those seeking a day away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, a day at the beach is always a great idea.
When it comes to our national parks, it’s not all about trees and plants — there are lots of spots where you can catch a glimpse of all sorts of animals at any time of the year. Here are our top picks for places to see fauna along with the flora.
If you’ve never ventured out, hoping for a glimpse of these majestic creatures, you’re missing out. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll see one, it’s still an exciting and unique experience. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s only possible in certain bodies of water. Head to one of these hot spots for your best chance. And make sure to bring a pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the moment for posterity … and bragging rights.
Let’s face it, is there an animal that people love to see more than giant pandas?
They are cute, cuddly, roll-y poll-y, and hilariously stubborn. We’re so obsessed with seeing them at our zoo’s that many of them have created live streaming “Pandacam’s” just so we can watch them 24 hours a day.
Of course, no one is complaining. After all, it’s virtually impossible to watch a young panda cub playing around and not have a big smile on your face after a few minutes.
Since giant pandas are an endangered species, their care is very closely watched by the US Fish and Wildlife Service while they are on loan from China. That means only a handful of the top notch zoos in the country actually get to house and grow giant pandas for people to visit.
So, you’re probably in the mood to spend a little while with some pandas now, right?
We don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the only zoos across the country where you can actually see giant pandas in the habitat as you would in the wild.
But get yourself ready for a cute attack, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
No doubt you’ve heard of National Parks and National Forests, but National Landmarks? Well, those aren’t quite as clear cut as the other two. A National Landmark is sort of that in between phase, places that are very beautiful or very important, but not quite up to the standard of a National Park.
National Historic Landmarks can be natural, buildings, and even monuments. They can be their own stand alone sites, or you can find them tucked away inside a National Park, National Forest, or State Park as well. One thing you must know about them though? You shouldn’t miss out on them.