There are many good reasons to choose Southwest Washington for your next holiday. In addition to interesting attractions and mild weather, you will also find an array of activities in the out of doors. A holiday rental home in Southwest Washington will put you close to all of the best this region has to offer. You will feel like you are in your home away from home.
The Columbia River provides the opportunity to enjoy fishing, rafting and boating. Beautiful hiking trails, including some that feature waterfalls, are also found nearby. Spend a warm summer day sunning on the shore of a local beach or swimming in the refreshing ocean water. Explore caves, do some fishing or, perhaps, enjoy some mountain biking. Mount Saint Helens also allows for mountain climbing. Organized excursions and guides are available or you can climb on your own.
The famous path blazed by the Lewis & Clark expedition passed right through Southwest Washington. History buffs can follow the final leg of that journey during a well-marked driving tour. Before Lewis & Clark came along, Capt. Robert Gray discovered the Columbia River. See a replica of his ship, the Lady Washington. Pomeroy Living History Farm gives you a chance to see what life was like for farmers in the 1920’s. Costumed interpreters work the farm and are available to answer your questions. Keep in mind that the farm is only open a few days each summer, so check for available dates when planning your visit. Willapa National Wildlife Reserve is a beautiful place to enjoy some time in the out of doors and do a bit of wildlife spotting.
Mild winters and summers that are warm, but not too hot, are what you can expect whilst on holiday to Southwest Washington. During the winter months the average low temperatures are between 1° and 3° C and average highs are between 8° to 11° C. During the spring the average lows are 4° to 7° C and the highs are 16° to 19° C. During the summer the average lows are 10° to 12° C and the average highs are 22° to 26° C. There is very little rain during the summer months with between 18 and 19 mm per month. The most rain occurs during the winter with between 115 and 165 mm per month.
The largest airport in Southwest Washington is Portland International Airport (PDX). This airport is very well-serviced by several major carriers. You will need a car for use during your stay.