Experiences

AAA Washington's guide to travel and events

Experiences

Top Things to See and Do in the Northwest and Beyond

Salt Spring Island view of Ganges

B.C.'s Dazzling Gulf Islands

Art, nature and artisan foods provide a reinvigorating island escape here in the Northwest, just off Vancouver Island.

Hood River Windsurfer

A Hood River Escape

This Columbia Gorge playground caters to a wide range of tastes.

New Nordic Museum in Seattle

Seattle's Nordic Museum

The 10 most-stunning things about this modern new home for Nordic culture.

Mount Rainier

Top Cascades Experiences

12 awesome things to see and do in our beloved mountain range.

Child with flowers in garden

The Northwest in Bloom

Your guide to our region's top gardens, flower festivals and tours.

Woodinville's Herbfarm Restaurant

Five Diamond Dining

The Herbfarm in Woodinville keeps setting standards for Northwest cuisine.

AAA Diamond Rating Inspector

Meet AAA's Inspector 31

The hotel and restaurant evaluator shares tips on travel and AAA Diamond ratings.

Tunnels Beach on Kaua‘i

Hawai‘i’s Best Beaches

Top picks for surf, sand and bliss on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

Couple on Caribbean beach

On Caribbean Time

Cruise-ship comforts enhance the islands' warm, friendly vibe.

This week's Top–5 Northwest Events

Priest Lake Spring Festival children's activities
Priest Lake Spring Festival

May 25–28, Port Angeles
JUAN DE FUCA FESTIVAL
This Memorial Day Weekend bash brings more than 80 regional and international music and dance performances, as well as arts and crafts, and more, to the town’s streets and clubs. (360) 457-5411

May 25–27, George
SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Gorge Amphitheater in Eastern Washington is spectacular the setting for more than 100 musical acts at this contemporary music festival. Gorge Amphitheater

May 25–June 3, Vancouver, B.C.
VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK
Since 2010, this craft beer festival has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a cultural engine showcasing music, food, art, and beer at events across the city; on the final weekend, more than 100 craft breweries and cideries will pour more than 300 beers and ciders at the PNE. If you will be driving, be sure to designate a driver.

May 26–27, Priest Lake, Idaho
PRIEST LAKE SPRING FESTIVAL
Regional pride reigns at this event, which features a Saturday parade with an appearance by the Huckleberry Queen; an arts-and-crafts show, pancake breakfast, quilt show and races round out the weekend’s festivities.

May 25–28 Seattle
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Contra and Scandinavian dancing; Irish and Balkan music; poetry; singalongs; films; storytelling and much more represent the arts and culture of the region at this huge free festival. Seattle Center, (206) 684-7300

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