What to See:
Book a Vancouver vacation rental, and explore one of the top destinations in Washington. The city is located near the Pacific Coast, Mount St. Helens and Columbia River Gorge, all providing ample places to play and explore.
Start with outdoor adventures. From hiking and golf to riding bikes and relaxing on the beach, visitors stay active and enjoy fresh air. Vancouver offers four seasons of recreational activities and has more than 190 parks, including several dog parks. Try fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and take scenic drives through the mountains. While roaming, don't miss area waterfalls such as Moulton Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Bradywine Falls and Lower Falls.
Those staying in downtown Vancouver vacation rentals have several attractions and sites within a short drive. Ester Short Park is the oldest public square in Washington and houses Salmon Run Bell Tower. To learn about the city's storied history, tour Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and its four historic attractions. Downtown also features Vancouver Waterfront Park, Grant Street Pier, Kiggens Theatre and Officer's Row, which showcases 22 restored homes from the 1800s.
Indulge in arts and culture at museums and working farms and mills in the area. Cedar Grist Mill is the last grain-grinding mill in the state and hosts interactive tours. Clark County Historical Museum showcases local history, and Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center dives into nature and aquatic life. Other must-sees include Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, North Clark Historical Museum, Pendleton Woolen Mill and Pomeroy Living History.
When not learning and playing, spend time shopping. Vancouver Mall offers over 140 stores and restaurants, so everyone finds what they need. For a more local shopping experience, visit Vancouver Farmers Market or stroll Uptown Village. The village is a destination in itself, as it's home to breweries, food trucks and boutiques. Or browse public art and galleries such as Art on the Boulevard and Contemporary Arts Vancouver Experiment a.k.a. the Cave.
The city also has a noteworthy food scene that includes an impressive list of breweries, distilleries and wineries. Beer lovers can get a passport to Brewcouver and explore handcrafted ales made in Washington. To attend wine tastings and tours, find growers and producers throughout the state. The area has been a big name in wine production since the early 1800s. In addition, Vancouver has a lively nightlife scene suited for all ages. Big Al's has bowling, an arcade and sports bar where people gather for good times. Guests 21 and older can dance and play at Ilani Casino Resort located 20 minutes north of Vancouver.
To sample some of the best food and drinks in the area, vacation in Vancouver during a signature festival. Clark County Fair, Craft Beer and Wine Fest, Birdfest and Bluegrass, Recycled Arts Festival and Old Apple Tree Festival draw big crowds each year. Summer also brings cultural festivals that celebrate Hawaiian traditions and Latin soul.
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