The Pacific Northwest makes for a gorgeous getaway, with its stunning natural beauty, fresh air, and relaxed vibe. Did you know that you can #StaySonesta just 10 minutes from Portland International Airport at Sonesta ES Suites Portland – Vancouver? The hotel’s location makes it perfect for exploring all that Portland and Vancouver have to offer, and its spacious suites make it ideal for trips with family and friends. Below we have included just a few reasons to visit the Portland – Vancouver area; we are sure that as you explore you will find many more!
Columbia River Gorge
This massive canyon stretches for 80 miles, marking where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade Mountains, forming the Oregon/Washington border. The National Scenic Area is one of the most photograph-able places in the US, and the area is full of opportunities for exploration and adventure, including hiking and biking to discover waterfalls, cliffs, wildflowers, and other natural wonders.
Vancouver Lake Regional Park
If water sports are part of your perfect vacation, head to nearby Vancouver Lake Regional Park for windsurfing, kayaking, and swimming, followed by a beach picnic or a game of volleyball, all with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens on clear days.
Vancouver’s Wine Region
The state of Washington’s first wine grapes were planted in Fort Vancouver in 1825, and this region is now known for its wine. Vancouver area has plenty of options for you to taste locally, from downtown tasting rooms to rural vineyards to a variety of restaurants, wine bars, and more.
Pearson Air Museum and Fort Vancouver
The Vancouver area is home to Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver, a landmark rich in Native American, aviation, and military history, in addition to including parkland that is home to habitats for a variety of mammals, fish, and birds. On site, you’ll find a book store, small village exhibit, cultural demonstrations, an historic weapons collection, and much more.
Are you ready to plan your visit to the Portland – Vancouver area?