Are you guys Twin Peaks fans? ... I love the Hoh rainforest on the Olympic peninsula and Mt. Rainier.
I'm afraid we're not, I've never seen it! Should I?! I think the rainforest might be too far in the wrong direction (we fly to Seattle & are driving to Portland) & we went hiking in rainforest in the Canary Islands last year... but I would love to check out Mt. Rainier.
Cannon Beach is my favorite coastal city. It's adorable. Ecola State Park is located there, and if you like hiking you can hike a path right along the ocean, but in the forest. It's gorgeous.
Awesome, that sounds perfect!
I would spend an afternoon in Manzanita - cute shops, vegan food available, breathtaking view coming in from the North . . . and all the rest of my OR coast time on the beach in Cannon Beach! There is a nice semi-affordable hotel in midtown Cannon Beach, the Cannon Beach Hotel, that I recommended to a colleague, and she was very happy with her stay.
Cool, we'll try to check out Manzanita. That hotel is the one we were looking at, I may have gotten the recommendation from another PPK thread! It looks super adorable.
I might be able to loan you some camping stuff, depending on how much you're used to camping with.
Thanks panda, I think we may skip camping for this one though. It doesn't seem worth the hassle for one or two nights!
I would just like to say that Kitsap Memorial is like half an hour from my house. Exciting! But Wallace Falls might be prettier. The Hoh Rainforest and Lake Quinault are also both super gorgeous. I can recommend an awesome place to rent a cabin on Lake Quinault.
Cannon Beach is my fave - I've vacationed there every year since I was a little kid and it's just so great. The dough and sauce at Pizza a'fetta are vegan, so you can get a (delicious!) pizza if you have them hold the cheese. There is a cooking school, EVOO, that does a thing where they fix a multi-course meal for a small group and they told me once that they can accommodate vegans with advance notice (fun fact: we got engaged there).
I'm excited for a Seattle meetup!
I'm even more excited about Cannon Beach now that I know there's pizza! Any other vegan options in town? I just kinda assumed we'd have to bring our own food but I'm always surprised at the vegan friendliness of small US towns compared to UK ones! Lake Quinault looks amazing, I'll definitely hit you up for cabin details if we decide to head out that way & I'm excited about a Seattle meet up too!