Collected by hannah gottschall
Lake Quinault, Washington, USA
Parts of the Olympic Peninsula, the northwesternmost point of the U.S., receive over twelve FEET of a rain a year; this is rain forest country: towering evergreens draped in moss on dark mountainsides... But by June, the grey skies begin to lift,...
Diablo Lake, Washington 98283, USA
In the summer, take at least a couple of days to drive the North Cascades Loop — four hundred miles of alpine splendor just to the northeast of Seattle, just south of the Canadian border. At Diablo Lake, pull off the highway and check out the...
1111 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
Don’t be put off by the sketchy, dive-bar appearance of Peterson Brothers, aka Eleven Eleven (it’s at 1111 S. 11th St.). The soups, salads, and sandwiches at this little place are seriously amazing, especially the ones served on asiago bread, like...
606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Tacoma’s Grand Cinema is a nonprofit art-house theater whose mission is to enhance the community’s cultural vitality through film. That means indie and art films, “Science on Screen” presentations pairing science documentaries with live speakers,...
628 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Despite their in-your-face name, Stink is actually a friendly, welcoming neighborhood sandwich shop — they just want you to know they’re serious about the meaty, savory intensities of flavor that make for solidly enjoyable, European-style food and...
Goat Lake, Washington, USA
Both residents and visitors to the Pacific Northwest bemoan the region's seemingly eternal grey skies...But summer turns things around. By July, sun is (almost) reliable and the outdoors pulls you away from the indoor pursuits of bookstores and...
Mora Rd, Forks, WA 98331, USA
By far, one of the most gorgeous beaches and coastal forests I have ever seen. It's not your typical, tropical beach with palm trees, but Rialto Beach is a gorgeous Pacific Northwest beach that is stunning to visit. Seeing a beach in the Pacific...
18113 Upper Hoh Rd, Forks, WA 98331, USA
Stunning and green in the summer...and a great place for hikes. The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the only temperate rain forests in the country, and the largest in the Pacific northwest. The ancient rain forest was formed thousands of years ago by...
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