Published Feb 14, 2018
Sit back and cruise. Which scenic route is a must-drive?
"I enjoy watching the windsurfers at the Columbia River Gorge, they are beautiful, and perfect for windsurfers. Take a..."
"…I enjoy watching the windsurfers at the Columbia River Gorge, they are beautiful, and perfect for windsurfers. Take a picnic lunch to add to your your…"
"…Always another view from every turn along this drive. The kids love looking for wildlife and we always give a prize for the first child to spot the f…"
"…A 30 mile drive through a primal temperate rain forest. Elk, deer, bald eagles, are some of the wildlife you may see. And on your way around you can …"
"…It is very sobering to see what can happen when something as big as St Helen's decide it is time to talk to us.…"
"…Highway 20 is my road. Now that we have this clear: This place is the best place to drive, ogle at the scenery and when the off season is upon you, a …"
"…Take your time on this one. Spend a few days so you can take it all in. Lots of side roads to explore. You can also detour off on highway 112 from …"
"…The road weaves its way down the coast and you'll hold your breath waiting for that first glimpse of the ocean. All too soon the view is obscured by …"
"…From downtown Port Orchard, along Sinclair Inlet with a view of Bremerton and the ferries to Seattle, past Manchester State Park (worth a detour), thr…"
"…Cruise on up to Point Defiance Park and do 5 mile drive on the same trip.…"
"…I like to take a picnic lunch & go up to Salmon la Sac to pick huckleberries, fish, hike, or swim in the beautiful lakes & rivers flowing out of the A…"
"…The thumbnail photo is the ORCAS ISLAND ferry dock. This magical island of beauty and peace features mountains, beaches, sailboats, beautiful rolling …"
"…This is a quick, must-do drive to take all of your annoying guests who visit. If you throw in some extra turns and twists, they feel as if you've gone…"
"…Sucky view!! (words of a totally un-interested teenager looking at a spectacular view of the mountains) translates to: Look at the beautiful scenery!!…"
"…Come thru Raymond check out the steel statues, stop in for a great cup of coffee at 7th Street along hwy 101..and stop in South Bend and check out the…"
"…While close to the I-5 corridor, it offers urban refugees a miriad of views, near and far, expanding one's sense of place and self. For me, the best …"
"…So much to see and so little time!…"
"…A beautiful drive! 5 miles of old growth forest, water views and great places to get out to stretch your legs. It isn't necessary to drive big miles…"
"…Offers spectacular scenery from tulip fields and lakes in the west, alpine forests as your approach the White Pass summit and on to the beautiful arid…"
"…Between Ellensburg and Yakima is one of the most beautiful drives. The Yakima river winds along the road for most of the way. Sometimes you can even s…"
"…The route between Enumclaw and Naches boasts one of the best veiws of Mt. Rainier. It has incredible wildflower displays, an historic entrance arch to…"
"…This historic motorway was built back when roads followed the contour of the land. It starts out on the Skagit Valley farmlands and steadily rises thr…"
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