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Vancouver
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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Waterfront Renaissance Trail
Waterfront Renaissance Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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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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Water Resources Education Center
Water Resources Education Center
Attraction type: Educational sites
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sheridan's Frozen Custard
Sheridan's Frozen Custard
Ranked #1 of 615 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Japanese, Ice Cream
Dining options: Lunch
Hudson's Bar & Grill
Hudson's Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 615 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $17 - $29
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Tommy O'S Aloha Cafe
Tommy O'S Aloha Cafe
Ranked #3 of 615 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Farrar's Bistro
Farrar's Bistro
Ranked #4 of 615 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $3 - $27
Cuisines: Grill, Healthy, Pacific Rim, American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beaches Restaurant & Bar
Beaches Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #5 of 615 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel
McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel
$66 - $73
Ranked #71 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Camas Hotel
3.0 of 5
Camas Hotel
$59 - $137
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Camas
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Econo Lodge Southeast
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge Southeast
$58 - $81
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Milwaukie
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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
$119 - $188
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Vancouver
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver
$75 - $126
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Vancouver
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Quality Inn and Suites
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn and Suites
$84 - $179
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Vancouver
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5
RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
$293 - $753
Ranked #1 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel
$274 - $588
Ranked #2 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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Sentinel
4.5 of 5
Sentinel
$247 - $541
Ranked #3 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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