A Columbia River cruise does an excellent job of helping our guests experience life and history in the region. But there are hidden gems all along the river! The Pacific Northwest has so much to offer – from the seaside to the high desert, wine country and more. We’ve put together our guide of things to do and places to eat that only locals know about. Shore excursions are good starting points, but sometimes it’s good to get lost.
Embody the “Spirit of Adventure” on your next vacation.
Disembark — and explore like Lewis and Clark!
Guides to the cities in the Columbia River Gorge
Goonies, the Astoria Column and a Riverfront Trolley.
Hells Canyon, ghost tours and some of the best food in the PNW.
One of Oregon’s oldest museums, photo ops at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and pioneer cemetery.
The world’s best windsurfing, breathtaking views, plus airplanes and automobiles.
The world-famous Round-Up, underground tours and great fishing at the McKay Reservoir.
One of the largest urban forests in the country, the “world’s smallest park,” and all the amenities of a major city.
Vineyards, heritage trails and a desert landscape.
Museums, campus life, tasting rooms, botanical gardens and more.
Fabulous art studios, zip line adventures, and the amazing Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.
History, a wildlife refuge and the astounding McNary Dam.
The original Vancouver! Shops, great food, history, and a fantastic riverwalk.
An “un-natural” museum, Bright’s Candies, and a ton of historic sites.