Solo travel pushes you outside of your comfort zone, letting you boost your confidence and learn about yourself while enjoying unforgettable adventures. The next time you’re looking for a solo trip to take, try out one of these in the Pacific Northwest.
BIKE THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs parallel to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, tracking from Sumas, WA to Tecate, CA for 2,398.1 miles. This trail is broken down into five sections, with the first two stretching across Washington and Oregon. The trail offers many starting and stopping points, letting you choose exactly how far you’d like to bike and what scenery you’d like to enjoy.
DRIVE ALONG THE COAST
Get off the grid and breathe in the fresh air along the region’s many coastal, mountainous drives. One of the most popular is the Cascade Loop, a scenic drive spanning 440 miles in Washington. There are so many pitstops you can take along the way. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, consider taking a stop to hike four miles to the 265-ft. Wallace Falls.
HIKE THE LAST PORTION OF THE OREGON TRAIL
Millions of kids grew up playing Oregon Trail on their computers, and you can bring this childhood favorite back to life on the real Oregon Trail in Baker City, Oregon. Visit the city’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and you’ll have the chance to see living history presentations, try packing a trail wagon and hike the 2.5-mile loop to see a former wagon encampment from the original Oregon Trail.
TAKE A COFFEE TOUR
Traveling solo doesn’t necessarily mean heading to the great outdoors. Enjoy Seattle’s coffee culture by taking a guided tour of famous spots in the city. On the tour, you’ll learn exactly why Seattle is known for its java, discover an appreciation for the art of coffee and get a great overview of the caffeinated city.
ISLAND HOP IN THE SALISH SEA
Northwest Washington houses an incredible array of islands in the Salish Sea, right in between Victoria, Canada and Seattle. You can take day trips to the islands via ferry to enjoy the temperate year-round climate and take on a relaxing afternoon (or two). On the islands, stroll through charming boutiques, art studios and rocky beaches while enjoying incredible views of native wildlife.
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