The Essential 2018 Pacific Northwest Bucket List

It’s back for a whole new year! Thanks to you guys, our 2017 Pacific Northwest Bucket List was one of our top performing blog posts of last year. We decided that it would be fun to inspire travel around our neighborhood again for 2018, so we’ve created a new list to bring in the new year. Berty and I brought over a few bucket list items we didn’t get to in 2017, added new ones, and are excited to get exploring. Join us! #PNWBucketList2018

Check out our Pacific Northwest 2017 Bucket List for even more ideas!

The 2018 Pacific Northwest Bucket List

As we explore these places, we’ll link to our adventures in this post so you can see more photos from that trip. Come back often as you experience the Pacific Northwest with us! (and you may have some tips to share with us too!)

Featured 2017 WASHINGTON Posts:

Scenic Hot Springs In The Cascade Mountains
How To Beach Camp at La Push Second Beach


  • Mt. St. Helens, Washington
  • Kayaking in Anacortes, Washington
  • Hike to Mt. Pilchuck Lookout
  • Wallace Falls, Washington
  • Lake Serene/Bridal Veil Falls, Washington
  • Shi Shi Beach/Point of Arches, Washington
  • Maple Loop Pass Trail (North Cascades NP)
  • Nisqually Vista Hike
  • Mt. Vernon Tulip Festival (April)
  • Book a Cabin In The Forest

Read More: The Best Places For An Instagram In Washington State

Read More: Scenic Hot Springs In The Cascade Mountains

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Featured 2017 OREGON Posts:

Exploring The Painted Hills (Oregon)
 25 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Cape Kiwanda (Oregon)


  • Oregon Badlands
  • Ramona Falls, Oregon
  • Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
  • Opal Creek Ancient Forest, Oregon
  • Boca Cave, Oregon
  • Lava Canyon Loop Hike
  • Illumination Rock, Oregon (need to train for mountaineering)
  • The Blue Pool, Oregon
  • Abiqua Falls
  • Cougar Hot Springs
  • Eugene, Oregon

Read More: Gems Of The Southern Oregon Coast

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11 Stunning Places To Visit In The Inland Northwest (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming)-

Featured 2017 IDAHO Posts:

16 Epic Things To Do In Boise, Idaho
11 Stunning Places To See In The Inland Northwest
Craters Of The Moon (Idaho’s Best Kept Secret)


Read More: 11 Stunning Places In The Inland Northwest

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Featured 2017 CANADA Posts:

How To Spend 24 Hours In Vancouver, Canada


Read More: 20 Adventurous Things To Do + See In Banff, Canada

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What’s on your Pacific Northwest Bucket List this year? We’d love to know in the comments below!


10 Essentials For Hiking In The PNW

20 Energizing Hikes in The Pacific Northwest

11 Gorgeous Places To See On The Olympic Peninsula

The Ultimate Pacific Coast Road Trip

The Essential 2017 PNW Bucket List

A Spontaneous Hike To Rattlesnake Ledge


  1. Loving the new list! Gives me so many additional places to add to my own list. It was my first visit to the PNW in 2017, your 2017 list and Instagram posts inspired many of our destinations on our trip to Oregon, Washington and Vancouver. I cannot wait to come back, I feel like we barely scratched the surface of the PNW and I cannot wait to see more! I hope one day my husband and I can relocate to Washington or Oregon to have an opportunity to really explore the region. Renting a cabin in Olympic National Park is one that’s on our list already. Looking forward to following your 2018 adventures, please keep the amazing photos and travel tips coming!

    1. Awww thank you Stephanie for the encouraging note!! That makes me SO happy that we could be an inspiration for your last trip here! I’ll let you know when we find a dreamy cabin on the Peninsula – looking all the time for the perfect place to hang out with all our friends! 🙂

  2. I think the list is a good and achievable one. I normally chase weather for my outdoor adventures and sometimes the conditions are never right. Here’s hoping you achieve your goals!

    1. Thank you! And same here, we always have to prepare ourselves for any kind of unpredictable weather here in the PNW! Happy adventuring!

  3. Thank you so much for this, and all your wonderful other posts! One item I’d like to add is Silver Falls in Oregon. I grew up in Grants Pass and loved to visit there.

    1. Thank you Erinn! And thanks for the suggestion! I just looked up Silver Falls and it’s beautiful!!

  4. This is a great list! I may need to hang this on the fridge to keep motivated to get out of Seattle more often! I’ve never considered adventuring to Idaho, so that will be a new one for this year ?