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Steeped in history, Vancouver is the oldest city in Washington. Once the largest western outpost of the British Hudson's Bay Company, where supplies and food were bartered in the 1800s, it was closed in 1860 as Americans took over commerce. The outpost was later recreated as the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. For more history, check out the Pearson Air Field, the oldest operating airfield in the West, where vintage aircraft are displayed at the Pearson Air Museum. If adventure is your bag, Vancouver is the perfect base for day trips to the Columbia River Gorge, the breathtakingly beautiful 70-mile river stretch that cuts through the Cascade Mountains, or Mount St. Helens, the site of the famous volcano... more Steeped in history, Vancouver is the oldest city in Washington. Once the largest western outpost of the British Hudson's Bay Company, where supplies and food were bartered in the 1800s, it was closed in 1860 as Americans took over commerce. The outpost was later recreated as the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. For more history, check out the Pearson Air Field, the oldest operating airfield in the West, where vintage aircraft are displayed at the Pearson Air Museum. If adventure is your bag, Vancouver is the perfect base for day trips to the Columbia River Gorge, the breathtakingly beautiful 70-mile river stretch that cuts through the Cascade Mountains, or Mount St. Helens, the site of the famous volcano, both of which offer a slew of outdoor activities. For calmer pastimes, cruise the picturesque river in the Columbia Gorge riverboat, or visit Beacon Rock, the world's second largest monolith, where a walking trail leads to spectacular panoramic views. less

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Owner description: Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy... more Owner description: Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village. Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Esther Short Park
Esther Short Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Officers' Row
Officers' Row
Owner description: This historic drive is lined with 21 restored Victorian homes built for military officers of the Vancouver Barracks, including Ulysses S. Grant, General O.O. Howard House and... more Owner description: This historic drive is lined with 21 restored Victorian homes built for military officers of the Vancouver Barracks, including Ulysses S. Grant, General O.O. Howard House and George C. Marshall. Two of the homes are open for tours. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
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Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23
Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23
Attraction type: Movie Theaters
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Vancouver National Historic Reserve
Vancouver National Historic Reserve
Owner description: Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th century, this 366-acre reserve features many important historical sites including... more Owner description: Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th century, this 366-acre reserve features many important historical sites including the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver Barracks, Officers' Row and Pearson Field. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gray's At The Park
Gray's At The Park
Ranked #1 of 587 restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Family Fare
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Daddy D's BBQ
Ranked #2 of 587 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Barbecue
Hudson's Bar & Grill
Hudson's Bar & Grill
Ranked #3 of 587 restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $17 - $29
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Beaches Restaurant & Bar
Beaches Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 587 restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Thai Orchid Restaurant - Vancouver
Thai Orchid Restaurant - Vancouver
Ranked #5 of 587 restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Nordic Motel
2.0 of 5
Nordic Motel
$67 - $124
Ranked #17 of 132 hotels in Portland
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Ramada Portland East
2.5 of 5
Ramada Portland East
$68 - $158
Ranked #63 of 132 hotels in Portland
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Camas Hotel
3.0 of 5
Camas Hotel
$72 - $127
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Camas
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

BEST WESTERN PLUS Vancouver Mall Dr. Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Vancouver Mall Dr. Hotel & Suites
$111 - $155
Ranked #3 of 27 hotels in Vancouver
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Staybridge Suites Vancouver - Portland Area
3.0 of 5
Staybridge Suites Vancouver - Portland Area
$114 - $198
Ranked #5 of 27 hotels in Vancouver
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver
$70 - $116
Ranked #6 of 27 hotels in Vancouver
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
$278 - $741
Ranked #1 of 132 hotels in Portland
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Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel
$232 - $597
Ranked #2 of 132 hotels in Portland
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The Heathman Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Heathman Hotel
$226 - $392
Ranked #3 of 132 hotels in Portland
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