Travel guide to Northwest

Facts

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Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The region can be visited all year. But it is quite a cold area with much fog and only about 50 days of sunshine a year. The summer is usually a good time to go there, though.

Literature

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Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 04.00 in the area.

Culture and entertainment

In Oregon there are quite a few jazz festivals throughout the year. In Washington they have the Viking Fest, the Ski-to-Sea Race/Parade and the Laser Light Festival in May, the Skamania Brew Fest in June, and the ChewelahChataqua and the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival in July.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are good accommodation possibilities in the area. All towns have hotels, motels, guesthouses and hostels, and there are quite a few camping sites in the area as well. These are often situated close to the nature reserves. Book your hotel in Northwest here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in the cities. They can easily be caught in the street and they all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect almost all towns in the region. It is also possible to fly between the major cities.
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