Please help us plot out our late October mini-cation
July 17, 2012 8:13 AM Subscribe
Where should we go in the Pacific Northwest near the end of October?
posted by haplesschild to travel & transportation around Honolulu, WA (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Have you visited some place really great in the Pacific Northwest around Halloween?
We were all set to go to New Orleans for Halloween when my husband got a new job. Yay for the job, but he can’t get much time off, meaning we have to rethink our vacation. We have October 28th-Halloween free, and would like to stay somewhere within a half day’s (or a bit more if it is somewhere really great) drive of Portland. I know it's a tad bit early, but I wanted to start making reservations & getting a budget together,
Where should we stay? What should we do? Where should we eat?
I am having a hard time finding anything of note to do in that time frame. A lot of places up north (San Juan, Orcas) seem like they are shut down for the season by that late in October & have little going on. I love Halloween, and would love to visit some small towns in the area that really go all out. It is too early on most local websites to see what they have going on, so your personal experiences are very helpful.
We would also enjoy: some kind of cooking-school based vacation, we love live theater, animal watching, murder mystery dinners, interesting graveyards or historical places, general spookiness, and staying at unusual or possibly haunted places.
We really enjoy walking history tours, but have already done all of the ones in Seattle. In fact we’re up in Seattle so much, it would hardly feel like a vacation, so unless there is something really great I am missing, chances are we won’t stay up there. Also, please don’t send me up to Forks. Not a Twilight fan.
Thank you for your help!