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  • So I have an anniversary coming up and can only get away for the weekend which doesn't leave enough time for flying anywhere. So a weekend trip to somewhere quiet and romantic sounds like the plan.

    What are your favorite spots to 'get away' with your s/o.

    I recently just booked a weekend here http://www.ironspringsresort.com/ after seeing it on Evening Magazine's 'Best of'.

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  • I would have said Leavenworth, as that's a neat and cozy getaway place, albeit a bit touristy at times. Probably not a good idea right now, what with the fires and all.

    Try a Clipper cruise up to Victoria, B.C. Take off from downtown Seattle on a two-hour boat ride, and stay at a nice hotel or bed and breakfast in downtown Victoria. Ride the Clipper back afterward. It's a quick, easy way to get away someplace that's a lot more different (and foreign) from here, and it's reasonably priced, considering the destination. Victoria is a wonderfully British-flavored town, with a lot of attractions and places of interest.

    A bed and breakfast, home rental, or a hotel in any of the smaller Coastal Oregon towns is another nice destination. Close to a six-hour drive from the Seattle area, but the Oregon Coast is a great getaway destination, especially if you want to get away from the crowds.
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  • I'm not a big fan of Leavenworth and she and her college roommates do a trip there every year.

    The Clipper though, that's a great idea. I love that trip and I love Victoria.

    We did a weekend trip to the Oregon coast this winter (a hot tub in the beautiful winter rain was perfect).
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  • Depends on if you want to just lounge around in scenery, or get out into it. If the latter, I'd give a strong look at the Hoh Rain Forest. Absolutely stunning to hike around in, and it's the only real rain forest in North America.
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  • SonicHawk wrote:So I have an anniversary coming up and can only get away for the weekend which doesn't leave enough time for flying anywhere. So a weekend trip to somewhere quiet and romantic sounds like the plan.

    What are your favorite spots to 'get away' with your s/o.

    I recently just booked a weekend here http://www.ironspringsresort.com/ after seeing it on Evening Magazine's 'Best of'.

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    I've stayed there, yet before they fancied up the place. Very cool.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:Depends on if you want to just lounge around in scenery, or get out into it. If the latter, I'd give a strong look at the Hoh Rain Forest. Absolutely stunning to hike around in, and it's the only real rain forest in North America.


    Love the Hoh. Haven't been there in years.
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  • Another vote for Victoria. Always have a great time there. Hard to go wrong with something on the San Juans this time of year.
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  • In the PNW in late July and August being outside is exactly where you want to be.. Wherever that may be. With all the fires it may be a coastal thing.
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  • Vancouver Island marmot hunting. Not great eating but super fun to kill.
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  • Just stayed at the http://www.thechrysalisinn.com/ in Bellingham a few months ago. Real nice place and walking distance to lots of stuff in Fairhaven/Bellingham.
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  • I was (emphasis on WAS) thinking about going over to Astoria Oregon. I went thru there a couple years back on July 5. Was kinda nice. May take a tent and tent camp on the cheap for the heck of it.
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  • We rent a little cottage in Pacific Beach, WA every year because it's Ocean Shores without the congestion (it's about 20 miles north). Open beach, nearly all to yourself. We cherish our little getaway. Cottages are clean with full amenities.

    http://www.pacificbeachandbeyond.com/

    Canon Beach is another great getaway, and Vancouver CA is one of my favorite spots in the PNW as well.
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  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:I was (emphasis on WAS) thinking about going over to Astoria Oregon. I went thru there a couple years back on July 5. Was kinda nice. May take a tent and tent camp on the cheap for the heck of it.


    My closest relative (in terms of distance) is in Astoria so I have stayed at most of the nicer hotels. I do love Astoria.

    We've stayed at Fort Stevens as well. My favorite thing about Astoria is the Wet Dog, great place to get wayyy too drunk off great beer.
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  • Aros wrote:We rent a little cottage in Pacific Beach, WA every year because it's Ocean Shores without the congestion (it's about 20 miles north). Open beach, nearly all to yourself. We cherish our little getaway. Cottages are clean with full amenities.

    http://www.pacificbeachandbeyond.com/

    Canon Beach is another great getaway, and Vancouver CA is one of my favorite spots in the PNW as well.


    I've stayed at the Perriwinkle cabin multiple times. First with my mother when I was in my teens and several times since.

    Love it. Great share.
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  • Thanks. Yeah, what's cool about it is Ocean Shores is an easy, fun drive away if you want to go to the casino or eat at a decent place. Pacific Beach, as cool as it is, has nothing in terms of restaurants. We always bring our own food with us even if we do splurge for a night.
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  • AND it's pet friendly! :D
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Vancouver Island marmot hunting. Not great eating but super fun to kill.


    People hunt them with pugs.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Not great eating but super fun to kill.


    *bzzzzt* "Illogical... does not compute" *bzzzzt*

    Sorry Zeb. Just not into killing stuff for "fun". Just my opinion and nothing more. You'll always be one of my favorite posters.
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  • Aros wrote:We rent a little cottage in Pacific Beach, WA every year because it's Ocean Shores without the congestion (it's about 20 miles north). Open beach, nearly all to yourself. We cherish our little getaway. Cottages are clean with full amenities.

    http://www.pacificbeachandbeyond.com/

    Canon Beach is another great getaway, and Vancouver CA is one of my favorite spots in the PNW as well.

    We used to go to a place between there and Ocean Shores called Rod's resort as a kid. I think it's closed up now, unless someone bought it and reopened it.
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  • Yakima. Its the Palm Springs of Wa.
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  • This place is amazing. My wife and i stayed for a couple days a few years ago. Private rooms built into the vinyard hills overlooking the Columbia River. Right next to the Gorge In George. Great restaurant on site, wine tasting, swimming pools.

    http://cavebinn.com/
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  • BlueThunder wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Not great eating but super fun to kill.


    *bzzzzt* "Illogical... does not compute" *bzzzzt*

    Sorry Zeb. Just not into killing stuff for "fun". Just my opinion and nothing more. You'll always be one of my favorite posters.


    Naw, I was just kidding. I'm pretty much anti-killing anything.
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