Romantic Places in Washington State

Romantic Places in Washington State

Getaways, Romantic Getaways, Washington Select Registry – June 12, 2014

Romantic Getaways in Washington State

Washington State is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in the United States. The lush and diverse landscape you will find here validates its given name of the “evergreen” state. With the incredible location of being in the Pacific Northwest, you will find distinct climates that will compliment adventures of all kinds. From skiing in the mountains to heading back into town to indulge in shopping, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Washington State. Enjoy one of the many romantic getaways in Washington state and treat yourself to a stay at one of Select Registry’s best bed and breakfast locations for a one-of-a-kind experience with your significant other.

Romantic Things to do in Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles is nestled on the northern edge of the state of Washington’s oceanfront with a visibility of Victoria, British Columbia across the strait and one of the most popular destinations for people seeking romantic getaways in Washington. Due to the location in the rain shadow, rain is not something to stress about when planning your trip. This is the ideal location for you and your significant other to experience hiking through a lush forest or relaxing in a mineral hot spring. Port Angeles is your next romantic getaway spot.

Things to See & Do

If you decide to take in the natural beauty that Port Angeles has to offer, make sure to put Sol Duc River Road on your list. It provides an experience of a lifetime taking you on a hiking excursion through an old, yet lush forest that will lead you to a jaw-dropping waterfall and a mineral hot springs. After spending the day hiking, take a relaxing break at one of the many beaches and watch the sunset in the distance. All of this can be seen in the magnificent Olympic National Park that spans over 1,422 square miles encompassing several different ecosystems.

Where to Eat and Drink

Finding a place to eat that both you and your significant other agree on won’t be a problem as the options in Port Angeles are endless, ranging from the seafood caught fresh that day in the harbor to exquisite French cuisine with wine pairings. There are also plenty of options for those who have dietary restrictions that need to be met such as gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. Check out Kokopelli Grill for the best romantic dinner spot to enjoy an array of wine selections with a diversified menu with many dishes to choose from, even for the picky eaters.

Best Time to Visit

There isn’t a perfect time to visit Port Angeles as it is more subjective to what you are planning on catching a glimpse of. If you have your eye out for wildlife, you can catch the massive Roosevelt Elk strolling through Olympic National Park beginning in February. Late April and May would is a perfect time to catch black bears becoming active along with the vast growth of spring plants. If your main concern is the weather, you should plan your trip in the summer months of June, July, and August to avoid precipitation while enjoying the sunny weather.

Where to Stay

Select Registry offers you the best bed and breakfasts in Port Angeles that will meet all of your needs and more. Depending on what activities you have planned to do, there is a bed and breakfast that will serve as the perfect location for you. All of the bed and breakfasts are highly rated and have received many awards and nominations.

Colette’s Bed & Breakfast 

Colette’s Bed & Breakfast sits on a beautiful 10-acre oceanfront estate that provides incredible views of the majestic Olympic Range and the picture perfect Strait of Juan de Fuca. Along with the stunning views of this estate, the food and suites are notable as well. Each day begins when the sun rises and a gourmet multi-course breakfast is served. After indulging in these delicious dishes, take a stroll through the spacious outdoor sanctuary that includes enchanting gardens, towering cedars, and lush evergreen forest.

Domaine Madeleine   

Domaine Madeleine is a magical retreat that is conveniently located on a scenic waterfront property with easy access to the most visited areas of Olympic National Park. Unique and luxurious suites and cottages are inspired by the natural beauty of the surroundings in Port Angeles. Hospitality is a leading focus at Domaine Madeleine as each guest is treated with unparalleled cordiality and kindness from the experienced staff.

George Washington Inn 

George Washington Inn sits on a high bluff that overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca along with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains of Washington. The scenery is astounding with the abundance of wildlife ranging from deer strolling across the lawn to whales in their spring and fall migration. Enjoy all of the amenities that are complementary to help make your stay relaxing and stress-free.  After exploring all day, come back to relax in your private two-person spa tub, cozy up in front of the all-season fireplace, and then drift off into sweet dreams while resting under the rich cotton linens that are laid on each and every bed.

Romantic Things to do in Touchet, WA

Touchet, WA

Touchet is located in the Walla Walla County with just under a four hour drive to Seattle. Don’t let the small population of Touchet fool you because people travel far to experience the wine country here with over 100 wineries located in the region. Walla Walla County is a perfect wine destination that can serve as a perfect romantic getaway for you and your significant other.

Things to See & Do

Walla Walla River Valley is home to many historic pieces that are kept in the Fort Walla Walla Museum and the Whitman Mission. These places give guests an inside look at the history of the area and people that used to live there. These are great places to visit once you’ve visited some of the incredible wineries in the area such as Waterbrook Winery located in Walla Walla.

Where to Eat and Drink

With the vast amount of wineries in the area, this is the spot for you to taste some of the most unique wines that will send your taste buds on an exciting journey. Whether you enjoy bold, full-bodied reds or your idea wine is a light, refreshing white, the wineries here will have a selection that you leave you craving more.  Stop by Seven Hills Winery at the foothills of the Blue Mountains to taste their award-winning wine.

The Vine Restaurant is truly a diamond in the rough as guests are transported to Europe through the ambiance and selection of food offered here. It is top priority for The Vine to ensure all guests are treated like family with their notable outstanding customer service. Not only will the food blow you away, but the scenic view will be the perfect touch to a romantic night with your significant other. This is a must visit high-quality dining place that will provide you with an unforgettable experience.  

Best Time to Visit

Touchet is a place that falls below the national average in rainfall and snowfall per year. This makes it a great spot to visit regardless of what season you plan on traveling in due to the nice likelihood of the weather.  There is a more overall comfortable climate here that people tend to enjoy year-round. Most visitors do visit in the Spring and Summer as the wineries have finished bottling all that they have fermented from the year before.

Where to Stay

Cameo Heights Mansion 

Cameo Heights Mansion is a top destination that is nestled in the wine country of Walla Walla. Wake up to the sun rising in the background of the scenic orchard with the river glistening nearby. You will not go without anything here for they accommodate guests with many activities including outdoor games such as tetherball and horseshoes to taking a dip in their incredible pool after a long day.  This is truly a destination resort where couples can go for a romantic getaway and feel that they will not have to even leave the property for the length of their stay.

Romantic Things to do in Carson, WA

Carson, WA

Carson is quite a small town in Washington that is only an hour drive to Portland, Oregon. It is best known for its hot springs along with a geothermal steam bath that attracts most visitors who are searching for a romantic getaway.  In the nearby city of Stevenson, there are additional romantic things to do such as a zip line tour and hiking along the Dog Mountain Trail. Don’t overlook Carson as you are planning your next romantic getaway.

Things to See & Do

Hop in the car and take a five mile drive to land yourself in the nearby city of Stevenson, WA that offers many different exciting things to do. If you enjoy thrilling things, sign up to go on a fantastic zip line tour that will take you through the treetops. Zip Skamania is a cool and unique way to get a bird’s eye view of the nature around you. If you prefer a less exhilarating experience, head on over to the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the past inhabitants or history of the city through hands-on displays and exhibits.

Where to Eat and Drink

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of the Pacific Northwest, Red Bluff Tap House will be on your list of places to visit. This restaurant is locally owned and also locally sources their produce that is used in the creation of the dishes. They offer a wide variety of interesting cocktails and small plates that will make your mouth water.

Best Time to Visit

Average temperatures vary greatly, however, visiting Carson during the summer months between June and August is when most visitors experience the best weather. Temperatures tend to be warmer during the day while cooling down by the time night falls. There is usually no precipitation during this time which makes it a great time to enjoy many different outdoor activities the city has to offer.

Where to Stay

Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins

Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins provide a luxurious yet private romantic getaway for you and your significant other. Each cabin here is equipped with everything you could want for a relaxing getaway including a hydrotherapy spa tub, a porch swing, and spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge. The cabins and personalized spa services blend together perfectly to create an atmosphere of blissful relaxation and escape from your everyday life.