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Listed below are travel articles describing scenic driving tours in Washington State. Learn the details of specific routes including highlights and points of interest, maps of the route, length of route and tips on winter travel. Related websites and travel books are also recommended on this page.
Seattle - Leavenworth - Coulee Dam (3 days and 2 nights)
Rosenoff Road - an alternate route between Moses Lake and Ritzville
Driving the Pacific Coast Oregon and Washington, 6th Edition
by Kathy Strong. March 2006, 6th edition, Paperback, 208 pages, (guidebook)
On the Road Around the Pacific Northwest: The Fly-Drive Guide to Oregon,
Washington and British Columbia. by Fred Gebhart, Maxine Cass. June 1998,
Paperback, 372 pages, (guidebook).
Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are treated as a single destination, linked by a network of recommended routes.
Quick Escapes Pacific Northwest: Getaways from Portland, Seattle, and
Vancouver, B.C. by Christine Cunningham. June 2007, Paperback, 8th edition,
224 pages, (guidebook).
Includes: travel directions, destination highlights, activities for morning and afternoon, choice restaurants and lodgings, special events and festivals, shopping, local sources of information, detailed, helpful maps.
Driving tours or highway routes that have been designated as a National Scenic Byway or All American Road by either the Federal Highway Administration's National Scenic Byways (NSB) Program or the United States Forest Service (USFS). Includes route description, historical notes, scenic attractions and recreational opportunities.
Heritage Audio Driving Tour Guides
Northwest Heritage Resources has produced 6 heritage tour guides for 6 different areas of Washington state. These tours are available as books with CDs or audio tapes and can be ordered on the web.
Suggested Itineraries and trips around Washington State.
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Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest, 2nd Edition by Bruce Hansen. Designed from top to bottom for motorcyclists, this new second edition includes topographical maps for each trip, specific directions, and tips on the best places to eat, sleep, and visit. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Trips by Danny Palmerlee, Mariella Krause and Bradley Mayhew. Within these chapters is a compendium of short (and some not-so-short) trips exploring the quirkiest, most vibrant, most epic and iconic trips - all guaranteed to show you a new Pacific Northwest - whether you know it already or not. Order now...
Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest: The Region's Best Rides by Christy Karras and Stephen Zusy. Now bikers have an unparalleled guide describing forty classic rides across the quintessential landscapes of Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver/British Columbia-from the rugged Pacific coast to breathtaking islands, from rain forests to deserts, from the Cascades to the Rockies. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Haunts by Joe Teeples. This ghostly field guide lists over 270 haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest that ghost hunters can easily visit. Includes street addresses, photographs, and historical information about the spirits and areas involved in spectral hauntings. Order now...
A Field Guide to Alpine Flowers of the Pacific Northwest by Phillipa Hudson. This portable 8-fold guide features 112 spectacular photos of flowers found from the mid to alpine elevations on Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Labeled with both English and Latin names with descriptions of each species' distribution range and average plant height and flower size. Order now...
Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia by Eric Lucas. The ultimate guide with information on over 300 hiking trails, 700 campgrounds, and 200 beaches, parks, and wilderness areas. The book reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, including boutique hotels in Seattle, stone-and-wood lodges in the Cascades, and seaside B&Bs. Order now...
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