Best of Northwest
You voted for the Best Escapes in the Pacific Northwest, and now you have the best Itinerary in the Pacific Northwest!

Put all these places on your "To Do" list and make the most out of your leisure time. See you in 2019!

Road Trip

Road Trip
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Roadside Attraction

Roadside Attraction
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Beach

Beach
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Road Trip Eats

Road Trip Eats
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Short Hike

Short Hike
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Resort

Resort
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Cabins

Cabins
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Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury Getaway

Luxury Getaway
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Campground

Campground
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Quirky Place to Stay

Quirky Place to Stay
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State Park

State Park
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Destination Restaurant

Destination Restaurant
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Destination Winery

Destination Winery
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Destination Brewery

Destination Brewery
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Getaway Town

Getaway Town
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Festival

Festival
VOTE May 1 - 8

Crazy Collection

Crazy Collection
VOTE May 2 - 9

Adventure

Adventure
VOTE May 3 - 10

Bucket List Experience

Bucket List Experience
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Meet the 2018 Winners

Best Northwest EscapeYou voted for the Best Escapes in the Pacific Northwest, and now you have the best Itinerary in the Pacific Northwest!

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  • ROAD TRIP – Washington Coast
  • ROADSIDE ATTRACTION – Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies
  • BEACH – Ruby Beach
  • ROAD TRIP EATS – Ranch House BBQ
  • SHORT HIKE - Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall, Olympic National Park
  • RESORT - Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, Chelan
  • CABINS - Iron Springs Resort, Copalis Beach
  • BED & BREAKFAST - The Wharfside Bed and Breakfast, San Juan Island
  • LUXURY GETAWAY - Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop
  • CAMPGROUND - Pine Village KOA, Leavenworth
  • QUIRKY PLACE TO STAY - Treehouse Point, Issaquah
  • STATE PARK - Deception Pass
  • DESTINATION RESTAURANT - The Herbfarm, Woodinville
  • DESTINATION WINERY - Chateau St. Michele, Woodinville
  • DESTINATION BREWERY - Icicle Brewing, Leavenworth
  • GETAWAY TOWN - Leavenworth
  • FESTIVAL - Oktoberfest, Leavenworth
  • CRAZY COLLECTION - Marsh's Free Museum, Long Beach
  • ADVENTURE - Hiking the Wilderness Coast
  • BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE - Whale Watching, San Juan Islands
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ROAD TRIP

An iconic Washington road trip. Must have grand scenery, lots of stops, eats, and miles of old-fashioned two-lane travel. Need not be an official scenic byway.


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Sleeping Lady Arts Escape
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts: Snowy Owl Theater Package
  • One night's relaxing accommodations for two
  • Gourmet dinner and hearty breakfast served buffet style in the Kingfisher Restaurant
  • Two tickets to selected Snowy Owl Theater performance

Nominees

Chuckanut Drive
Hood Canal
North Cascades
Washington Coast
VOTED 2018's BEST
Coulee Corridor
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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Stuff that makes you stop, look and wonder, "Who did that?" Anything you see along any Washington road that's not a store and that makes you want to slam on the brakes and check it out. Roadside attractions aren't there to sell you anything, they're just there to put a smile on your face.


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Wonderful Wenatchee Getaway
  • 1 night at Coast Wenatchee Hotel.
  • All day cruiser bike rental for 2 rental at Pybus Market.
  • 2 entries into Ohme Gardens.
  • $50 worth of wooden nickels for dining anywhere at Pybus Market.
  • Private tea tasting at Cha Tea

Nominees

Sam Hill Stonehenge
Sam Hill Stonehenge, Maryhill
Visit the Web site
Granger Dinosaurs
Granger Dinosaurs, Granger
Visit the Web site
Wild Horses Monument
VOTED 2018's BEST
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies, 1-90 at Vantage Bridge
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Giant Metal Cows
Giant Metal Cows on 101, Olympia
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Dick and Jane's Spot
Dick and Jane's Spot, Ellensburg
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Beach

A beach, not a body of water, in Washington. Can be salty or freshwater, must be accessible to the public. Must be a place where you can soak up the sun if the weather's right, and soak up some scenery always.


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Chelan Gourmet Getaway
  • 1-night stay at Campbell's Resort
  • a $75 gift certificate to 18 Brix Restaurant at Karma Vineyards

Nominees

Ruby Beach
VOTED 2018's BEST
Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park
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Teddy Bear Cove
Teddy Bear Cove, Chuckanut Drive
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Long Beach
Long Beach, Long Beach Peninsula
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Fort Worden Beach
Fort Worden Beach, Port Townsend
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Lake Chelan Beach
Lake Chelan State Park beach, Chelan
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Road Trip Eats

The place you always stop on your Washington road trip to fuel up. Not a franchise, must be single location, and be located along a thoroughfare, not tucked away in a town. Also, food must come in a bag, be delicious, and perhaps not good for you.


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Relax at the Ranch Getaway
  • 1-night stay at Pine River Ranch B&B
  • bottle of wine
  • (Good Sun - Thu)

Nominees

Rusty's Drive In
Rusty's Drive In, Cashmere
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Miner's Drive In
Miner's Drive In, Yakima
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Zeke's Drive In
Zeke's Drive In, Gold Bar
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DK's
DK's, Ephrata
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Ranch House BBQ
VOTED 2018's BEST
Ranch House BBQ and Steakhouse, Olympia
Visit the Web site
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Short Hike

A hike that's between 2 and 5 miles round trip and falls somewhere between a nature trail and The Enchantments on the difficulty level. Must be in Washington.


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Are we in Austria? Escape
  • 1-night stay at Abendblume B&B
  • 4-hour guided Hiking tour for 2 people w/ Bookmark Tours.

Nominees

Rialto Beach
VOTED 2018's BEST
Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall, Olympic National Park
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Ebey's Landing
Ebey's Landing, Whidbey Island
Visit the Web site
Hall of Mosses Trail
Hall of Mosses Trail, Olympic National Park
Visit the Web site
Icicle Gorge
Icicle Gorge River Trail, Leavenworth
Visit the Web site
Tipsoo Lake-Naches Peak
Tipsoo Lake-Naches Peak Loop, Mt. Rainier National Park
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Resort

Resorts are large, often luxurious, and offer multiple activities right on site. Resorts must have restaurants, a bar, a spa, a pool, and additional recreational fun on the property. Also must be in a Washington location that offers superlative natural beauty.


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Chill in Chelan Escape
  • A 1-night stay at Chelan Resort Suites from Sage Vacation Rentals
  • a $75 gift certificate to Wapato Point Cellars Wine Makers Grill

Nominees

Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Union
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Campbell's Resort
VOTED 2018's BEST
Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan, Chelan
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Skamania Lodge
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson
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Sleeping Lady Mountain
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth
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Suncadia Resort
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum
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Cabins

Cozy cabins are perfect for when you want your own getaway space. Must be in Washington, with the majority of the accommodations consisting of individual structures. Children must be welcome. This is not a category for VRBO cabins or hotels that look like cabins. Nor it is a category for vacation homes.


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Mountain Springs Zipline Getaway
  • One Night Stay
  • Zipline tour for two
  • Dinner for two at Mountain Springs Lodge

Nominees

Iron Springs Resort
VOTED 2018's BEST
Iron Springs Resort, Copalis Beach
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Kalaloch Lodge
Kalaloch Lodge Cabins, Forks
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Cama Beach
Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island
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Beach Haven Resort
Beach Haven Resort, Orcas Island
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Guemes Island
Guemes Island Resort, Guemes Island
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Bed & Breakfast

An escape with a personal touch. Bed and Breakfasts are smaller lodging establishments that were once a personal residence, or for personal use, with no more than 10 rooms. Must be in Washington and must serve breakfast. Vacation rental homes, Air B and Bs and VRBOs do not qualify in this category.


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Discover Manson Getaway
  • 1 night at Mountain View Lodge in Manson
  • a $75 gift certificate to North Shore Cafe

Nominees

Cameo Heights Mansion
Cameo Heights Mansion, Touchet
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George Washington Inn
George Washington Inn and Estate, Port Angeles
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The Wharfside B & B
VOTED 2018's BEST
The Wharfside Bed and Breakfast, San Juan Island
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Old Consulate Inn
Old Consulate Inn, Port Townsend
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Thornewood Castle
Thornewood Castle, Tacoma
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Luxury Getaway

A getaway hotel that offers luxury amenities, and the highest level possible of service. Concierge service and attention to detail are a must, as are the highest quality room furnishings and materials. Must have a spa onsite.


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Haus Sweet Haus Getaway
  • 1 night one room stay at Haus Hanika B&B
  • a 1/2 day wine tour for two w/ Bookmark Tours.

Nominees

Posthotel
Posthotel, Leavenworth
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Rosario Resort and Spa
Rosario Resort and Spa, Eastsound
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Salish Lodge and Spa
Salish Lodge and Spa, Snoqualmie
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Sun Mountain Lodge
VOTED 2018's BEST
Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop
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Davenport Hotel
The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane
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Campground

A place in nature to spend the night, or a week, with multiple sites. Can be a county park, state park, national park or private, as long as it's in Washington.


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Leavenworth Spa Getaway
  • 1-hour Swedish massage
  • Robe & slippers from Alpine Spa
  • Overnight stay at Icicle Inn in an executive King room.

Nominees

Kalaloch
Kalaloch, Forks
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Dungeness Spit
Dungeness Spit Recreation Area, Sequim
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Steamboat Rock
Steamboat Rock State Park, Electric City
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Pine Village KOA
VOTED 2018's BEST
Pine Village KOA, Leavenworth
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Fort Flagler
Fort Flagler, Nordland
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Quirky Place to Stay

Lodging that is unexpected. Must be multi-unit lodging. VRBOs and Air B and B’s and single units don’t qualify here. Nor do hotels or resorts with multiple regular rooms and one unusual accommodation.


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Mad About Manson Escape
  • 1 night at Mountain View Lodge in Manson
  • $75 gift certificate to Blueberry Hills Farms

Nominees

Treehouse Point
VOTED 2018's BEST
Treehouse Point, Issaquah
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Notaras Lodge
Notaras Lodge, Soap Lake
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Cave B Inn
Cave B Inn Desert Yurts, Quincy
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Rolling Huts
Rolling Huts, Winthrop
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Cherrywood B & B
Cherrywood Bed and Breakfast and Barn, Zillah
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State Park

Any Washington State Park that offers something that bit of something extra, whether it is unique camping options, historic significance, or a worth-a-stop natural wonder.


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Warm Springs Wenatchee Escape
  • 1-night at Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • A Meal at Chateau Faire le Pont
  • Milepost 111 Brewing Company Gift Certificate ($50)

Nominees

Cape Disappointment
Cape Disappointment
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Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan
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Fort Worden
Fort Worden
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Deception Pass
VOTED 2018's BEST
Deception Pass
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Ginkgo Petrified Forest
Ginkgo Petrified Forest
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Destination Restaurant

This is a Washington fine dining restaurant that people will travel long distances for. A destination restaurant offers something besides delicious food: perhaps an iconic view, or a worldwide reputation. This is a restaurant people plan vacations around.


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Mountain Home Lodge Holiday
  • 2-night forest view room including appetizer, wine/beer & full breakfast

Nominees

Canlis
Canlis, Seattle
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Mana
Mana, Leavenworth
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Summit House
Summit House, Crystal Mountain Resort
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The Herbfarm
VOTED 2018's BEST
The Herbfarm, Woodinville
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The Willows Inn
The Willows Inn, Lummi Island
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Destination Winery

Raise a glass to road trips! A destination winery offers unique location, storied history, accommodations, mind blowing scenery or some combination of all of the above. And of course, it's in Washington because who needs Napa?


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Italy on Chelan Package
  • 1-night stay at Windermere Vacation Rentals' Cabana #5
  • a $75 gift certificate to Sorrento’s Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars

Nominees

Cave B Winery
Cave B Winery, Quincy
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Chateau St. Michele
VOTED 2018's BEST
Chateau St. Michele, Woodinville
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L'Ecole No. 41
L'Ecole No. 41, Lowden
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Maryhill Winery
Maryhill Winery, Maryhill
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Nefarious Cellars
Nefarious Cellars, Chelan
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Destination Brewery

A Washington brewery that beer pilgrims flock to. It could be because of iconic beer, a fun location, or a combination of both. Must brew onsite, must allow kids, and must serve food.


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Raft then Relax Package
  • Whitewater River Guides - 2-hour rafting trip for 2
  • 1-night stay at Bavarian Lodge

Nominees

Boundary Bay Brewing
Boundary Bay Brewing, Bellingham
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Icicle Brewing
VOTED 2018's BEST
Icicle Brewing, Leavenworth
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No-Li Brewhouse
No-Li Brewhouse, Spokane
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The Pike Brewing Company
The Pike Brewing Company, Seattle
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Wenatchee Valley Brewing
Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Wenatchee
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Getaway Town

A Washington town that's a weekend destination for locals and tourists alike. A perfect getaway town offers scenic beauty, a strollable main street, and businesses geared towards tourism.


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Wenatchee Workout Package
  • 1-night at Coast Wenatchee hotel
  • 1-hour climbing at Riverfront Rock Gym for up to 4 people including rentals
  • Couples Massage, Wenatchee Valley Massage Clinic

Nominees

LaConner
Leavenworth
VOTED 2018's BEST
Leavenworth
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Winthrop
Chelan
Long Beach
Long Beach
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Festival

A festival celebrating something that sets that Washington town or region apart from other parts of the state.


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Campbell's in Chelan Getaway
  • 1 night stay at Campbell’s Resort
  • $75 gift certificate to Campbell’s Pub and Veranda

Nominees

Oktoberfest
VOTED 2018's BEST
Oktoberfest, Leavenworth
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Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mt. Vernon
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Lavender Festival
Sequim Lavender Festival, Sequim
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Apple Blossom Festival
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, Wenatchee
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Razor Clam Festival
Razor Clam Festival, Long Beach
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Crazy Collection

A collection that has the potential to inspire a road trip, some social media boasting, or the utterance "I didn't know this was in Washington!". This is a category for discoveries, oddities and passion projects.


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Life at the Lake Getaway
  • 1 night at Mountain View Lodge in Manson
  • $75 gift certificate to Riverwalk Inn

Nominees

Nutcracker Museum
Nutcracker Museum, Leavenworth
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Marsh's Free Museum
VOTED 2018's BEST
Marsh's Free Museum, Long Beach
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Devil-ish Little Things
Devil-ish Little Things Museum, Vancouver
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Agricultural Museum
Central Washington Agricultural Museum, Union Gap
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Rosary Collection
World's Largest Rosary Collection, Stevenson
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Adventure

An outdoor adventure where the main ingredients are your passion for said activity, and the natural beauty of the great Pacific Northwest.


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Snow Day and Diner Stay
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Two (2) full day single snowmobile rentals from Leavenworth Snowmobile Rentals
  • 1 night stay at 59er Diner & Cabins

Nominees

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking through the Snoqualmie Tunnel at Iron Horse State Park
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Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing in Mazama
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Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing the Peshastin Pinnacles
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Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing the Yakima River
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Hiking
VOTED 2018's BEST
Hiking the Wilderness Coast
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Bucket List Experience

The Washington experience that you dream of checking off your bucket list. It's both an incredible destination, and a one of a kind experience that could only happen here.


Voting is Closed. Watch reveal week on KING 5's Evening at 7:30 May 7-11
Voters were automatically entered for a chance to win a getaway from Washington's Playground. See full Official Rules for restrictions

Prize Info
Climb Every Mountain Escape
  • Northwest Climbing School: 1 all day climb in Leavenworth – dates are set. OR ½ day customized climb midweek - winner's choice.
  • 1-night stay at Enzian Inn w/ Breakfast & Alphorn Serenade(!)

Nominees

Rock out at The Gorge
Rock out at The Gorge
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Whale Watching
VOTED 2018's BEST
Whale Watching, San Juan Islands
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Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot Air Balloon Ride, Prosser Balloon Rally
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Gondola ride
Gondola ride at Crystal to a view of Mt. Rainier
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Lady of the Lake cruise
Lady of the Lake cruise up Lake Chelan to Stehekin
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