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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!

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Guides to the cities in the Columbia River Gorge

Astoria, Oregon

Goonies, the Astoria Column and a Riverfront Trolley.

Clarkston, Washington

Hells Canyon, ghost tours and some of the best food in the PNW.

The Dalles, Oregon

One of Oregon’s oldest museums, photo ops at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and pioneer cemetery.

Hood River, Oregon

The world’s best windsurfing, breathtaking views, plus airplanes and automobiles.

Pendleton, Oregon

The world-famous Round-Up, underground tours and great fishing at the McKay Reservoir.

Portland, Oregon

One of the largest urban forests in the country, the “world’s smallest park,” and all the amenities of a major city.

Richland, Washington

Vineyards, heritage trails and a desert landscape.

Spokane, Washington

Museums, campus life, tasting rooms, botanical gardens and more.

Stevenson, Washington

Fabulous art studios, zip line adventures, and the amazing Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.

Umatilla, Washington

History, a wildlife refuge and the astounding McNary Dam.

Vancouver, Washington

The original Vancouver! Shops, great food, history, and a fantastic riverwalk.

Walla Walla, Washington

An “un-natural” museum, Bright’s Candies, and a ton of historic sites.

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