Experiences

AAA Washington's guide to travel and events

Experiences

Top Things to See and Do in the Northwest and Beyond

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North Olympic Playground

How the free-again Elwha River is helping revitalize its entire region.

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Revitalized Vancouver, WA

Exciting new waterfront amenities enhance the city's many charms.

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Fall Oregon Coast Hikes

Best trails for soaking in the season's scenic splendors.

Ganges Salt Spring Island

B.C.'s Dazzling Gulf Islands

Art, nature and artisan foods reinvigorate off Vancouver Island.

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New Wine Country Lodging

Stylish hotels and inns add comfort to Richland, Walla Walla and McMinnville.

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Northwest Fall Foliage

Our favorite spots in Washington for viewing autumn's rich colors.

Woodinville's Herbfarm Restaurant

Five Diamond Dining

The Herbfarm in Woodinville keeps setting standards for Northwest cuisine.

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.

Space Needle Renovation

The New Space Needle

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

This week's Top 5 Northwest Events

quinault mushroom festivalQuinault Mushroom Festival

October 15–21, Tri-Cities
509 TOUR DE ARTS
More than 20 venues, including Red Mountain Wineries, private studios and local businesses, will offer demonstrations and displays of works by 30 artists.

October 18–21, Tacoma
TACOMA HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
This annual event, complete with holiday music and entertainment, culinary demonstrations and Santa, features 550 booths with art, crafts, specialty foods and unique gifts. Tacoma Dome, (425) 889-9494.

October 18 – January 21, Seattle
PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JODHPUR, INDIA
Nearly four centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India, come to the United States for the first time in this exhibition of paintings, ceremonial objects, arms and armor, jewels and carved furnishings. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100.

October 19–21, Quinault
QUINAULT MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
Elaborate displays of freshly harvested mushrooms, presentations by mushroom experts, guided mushrooming, mushroom-growing workshops and autumn menus featuring mushrooms are all a part of this annual event at Lake Quinault Lodge. (360) 288-2900.

October 21–November 8
SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK
This popular event features three-course meals at 165 restaurants throughout the city offered at a discount, with all restaurants offering dinner and some offering lunch, as well.

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