Hit the Road: Plan a Road Trip with the Cruise the Cascades Itinerary

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, July 1, 2013

Looking for an exciting road trip? We’ve got one that you’ll never forget! In this road trip itinerary, you’ll travel along the Cascades from Portland to Seattle and experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re planning to stay in each city for just a day or have dedicated an entire week to traveling and exploring, our Cruise the Cascades itinerary will help you find exciting attractions and activities you’ll love!

Portland, Oregon

Start your trip to the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon’s largest city. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Portland offers visitors a variety of parks and outdoor attractions, including the popular Columbia River Gorge. For just $5 a day, visitors can check out the 4,000-foot-deep gorge, hike along the many trails, watch for the park’s wildlife, and get an adrenaline rush as they cross the bridge over Multnomah Falls.

Oregon Zoo

Families with children will love visiting the Oregon Zoo, and history buffs will enjoy a visit to the Oregon Historical Society or the mysterious Shanghai Tunnels. Don’t leave Portland without a trip to Jake’s Famous Crawfish for some fresh seafood or the popular Saint Honoré Bakery for a delicious French pastry. At the end of your long and fun-filled days, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portland Airport is a perfect place to rest your head and refuel for the next day’s adventures.

Jake's Famous Crawfish

Seattle, Washington

Once you’ve experienced all that Portland has to offer, hop in the car for the short and scenic drive north to beautiful Seattle, Washington. With Seattle’s mild summer temperatures, visitors to this waterfront city can experience its many sights and attractions year-round.

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

You can test your knowledge of aviation history at the Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll through the woodlands, wetlands, and Azalea Way at the Washington Park Arboretum, watch a variety of boats navigate the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and enjoy delicious seafood right on the Puget Sound while dining at Ray’s Boathouse. Of course, no visit to Seattle is complete without a trip to the famous Pike Place Market – but be sure to watch out for flying fish as you browse the local vendors!

Pike Place Market

Ready to hit the road for Portland and Seattle? Click here for the printer-friendly version of our Cruise the Cascades itinerary, pack your bags, and hop in the car for a trip you’ll never forget!

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