Vancouver is a bustling suburban city in southwest Washington with a penchant for rich coffee and craft beer. Some of the top attractions in Vancouver include the Recycled Arts Festival, an 80-year-old art deco movie theater, and free summer concerts in the park.
The Vancouver Farmers Market is one of the top attractions in southwest Washington. More than 250 vendors gather in Esther Short Park to sell fresh produce, nuts, breads, flower, jewelry, candles, and more.
The semiannual Vancouver Brewfest is a tasty way to sample a variety of locals beers. Over the summer, Vancouver also hosts free concerts in Esther Short Park. Check out the Six to Sunset concerts or Destination Downtown Noon.
Located on the banks of the Columbia River, the Vancouver National Historic Site is a reconstructed fort with a working blacksmith shop and buried artifacts. Children appreciate the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.
La Bottega Café is one Vancouver’s top restaurants —their mushroom ravioli is loved for its creamy, savory filling. For happy hour, head to Hudson’s Bar and Grill.
Downtown is Vancouver’s cultural center. On the first Friday of each month, galleries and shops stay open late, while artists perform in the streets. History buffs appreciate the Clark County Historical Museum.
With more than 120 stores, the Vancouver Mall is southwest Washington's largest shopping destination. For trendy boutiques, funky galleries, and locally owned eateries, visit the Uptown Village.
Silver Star Mountain is like the North American version of Mount Everest. Its peaks offer stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. Mountain bikers can enjoy Vancouver’s 14 cycling trails.