Experiences

AAA Washington's guide to travel and events

Experiences

Top Things to See and Do in the Northwest and Beyond

Girl swimming in Northwest lake

5 Favorite Northwest Swimming Lakes

The best places in Washington and Idaho to make a refreshing splash this summer.

Aerial view of Chelan, Washington

Loving Lake Chelan

The glacially carved marvel creates a refreshing setting for watersports, hiking, winery visits and other fun.

Kayakers off Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Summer in Vancouver, B.C.

The outdoors, dining and shopping shine north of the border.

Child with flowers in garden

The Northwest in Bloom

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

Hood River Windsurfer

A Hood River Escape

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

Mount Rainier

Top Cascades Experiences

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

Woodinville's Herbfarm Restaurant

Five Diamond Dining

The Herbfarm in Woodinville keeps setting standards for Northwest cuisine.

Ganges Salt Spring Island

B.C.'s Dazzling Gulf Islands

Art, nature and artisan foods reinvigorate off Vancouver Island.

Space Needle Renovation

The New Space Needle

Things to love about the Seattle landmark's latest renovation.

This week's Top 5 Northwest Events

Pioneer Power Show
Pioneer Power Show & Swap Meet

August 17–18, Wallace
HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL & 5K
The huckleberry-themed weekend includes a huckleberry-pancake breakfast, a pie-eating contest, a 5K walk/run and other summer festival fun. (208) 753-7151

August 17–18, Pullman
NATIONAL LENTIL FESTIVAL
Sampling lentil chili and lentil pancakes is just the start of this entertaining fest that focuses on this versatile legume; a lentil cook-off, live music, parade, bike ride and other activities add spice. (509) 344-3565 

August 18–19, Port Townsend
ART PORT TOWNSEND STUDIO TOUR
Visit nearly 40 artist studios in and around Port Townsend to see more than 50 artists demonstrating their work, and shop for unique offerings. (360) 379-1086 

August 18–19, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Juried artwork is a centerpiece of this festival, with a vintage market, silent auction, kids’ activities and entertainment enlivening the scene. Riverwalk Park, (509) 682-9781

August 18–19, Union Gap
PIONEER POWER SHOW & SWAP MEET
Peruse antique farm implements and the flea market in between tractor pulls and a threshing bee; free train rides for kids. Fullbright Park, (509) 457-8735

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