Last minute trip to Portland and Seattle!
December 20, 2013 9:25 AM Subscribe
We just decided to drive from SF to Seattle via Portland for about a week. What are some fun family things to do? Places to eat? Places to stay? Snowflake details inside.
posted by mamabear to Travel & Transportation (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty excited to get out of SF and go somewhere exciting (to my family)! I have today to plan and prepare. Starting now!
We know it's going to be cold and rainy -- and it's snowing in Seattle. That's all okay with us.
We are mid-budget for spending: inexpensive is great and high end is out.
Our daughters are almost-9 and 10. We are vegetarians and my younger kid has a new-ish milk protein allergy (another story for another day). She carries an EpiPen and has had to use it once. Basically, we are vegan with occasional eggs. I plan to bring a lot of our own food.
Any special recommendations for vegan places to eat, stay, or shop? There are so many resources online, but if there's a place you love, please suggest! Being open on Christmas is a bonus, but I'm prepared to have food ready to fill any gaps.
Any places/neighborhoods to stay or visit that would be better than others?
We love KEXP, aquariums and museums, maker-type shops and experiences, walking/outdoor urban activities, quirky things to see and do. We walk and bike a lot in SF. Public transport is absolutely okay. We are Jewish and any suggestions for Jewish community activities around Christmas are welcome. We aren't late-night types.
Here's our very preliminary itinerary starting tomorrow:
Saturday: Drive dog to stay in Acampo, CA. Head back to 101 and start driving north (sound okay?). Push through to Portland.
Sunday, Monday: Portland (want to visit Beverley Cleary landmarks but are otherwise open to suggestion)
Tuesday-Friday: Seattle (all open to suggestion)
Saturday: Drive I-5 to Acampo, get dog, come home
Hope that's enough information! Any and all suggestions are helpful. Thanks everyone!