Your guide to planning summer day and weekend trips to the best waterfront escapes in Oregon and Washington.

In This Feature:

Beach Retreats

From pizza night at Cannon Beach to sandboarding the dunes of Florence, we've got the best places to stay, play, and chow down on the coast.

05/01/2013 By Kasey Cordell

Lake Escapes

We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Riverfront Property

We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Island Hopping

Explore the best of Washington's scenic islands, from Bainbridge and Whidbey to Vashon and San Juan.

05/01/2013 By Kasey Cordell With Matt Werbach


See Oregon and Washington from the mighty waters or the Columbia aboard a yacht, paddlewheel boat, or Victorian steamer.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Aaron Scott

HWY 101

A mile-by-mile guide to secret eats, hikes, and sights on our iconic coastal road

05/01/2013 By Kasey Cordell