There’s never been a better time to pay a visit to the Pacific Northwest, and so if you’ve never visited before then perhaps it’s time to start looking ahead to a visit in 2020. Already a popular destination, we wouldn’t be surprised to see tourism to the Pacific Northwest increasing exponentially in the next year as more and more people are starting to discover the hidden gems of the region.
At the same time, because it’s still an up-and-coming destination, the prices aren’t too ridiculous and the towns aren’t filled with tourists. The downside of this is that it can be difficult to find information on the best places to visit, but that’s where this article comes in because we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are just a few of the essentials for when you visit the Pacific Northwest in 2020.
Planning a Trip to the Pacific Northwest in 2020
1. Go to a concert
As the birthplace of Grunge music, perhaps it’s no surprise that Seattle is renowned for its live music scene. The country’s tourist board proudly boasts that “every day of the year, there’s a festival, performance, concert, reading or sporting event” happening in the city. If you don’t have a particular time of year in mind for your visit, it can be worth timing your visit to coincide with something that you really want to see.
2. Swing by Oregon
There’s so much to do in Oregon that you could spend your entire time in the Pacific Northwest in just a couple of the state’s cities. Portland, in particular, is worth a visit, although it’s pretty easy to plan out an itinerary no matter which cities you’re planning on visiting. You can even retrace part of the original Oregon Trail!
3. Go on a cruise
One interesting way to set yourself up to have a holiday that you’ll never forget is to go cruising to Alaska The Pacific Northwest is a great starting point for any cruise because of its proximity to the waterways, and Alaska is one of those states where once you’ve visited, it gets into your blood and you can never forget it. You won’t regret paying it a visit.
4. Pack warm clothes
This might sound like obvious advice, but the Pacific Northwest gets pretty cold and so depending upon what time of year you’re planning on visiting, you’ll want to pack your clothes accordingly.
Now that you know everything you need to know about planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest, it’s over to you to put your plans into action and start finalizing your itinerary. Remember that you can often save money by booking in advance or visiting out of season, so if you’re struggling to make ends meet then that can be worth considering. Otherwise, you’re good to go. Happy travels!