Whether you are new to Vancouver or an old-timer, there are lots of things to see and do during the summer in the area. Discover Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and, of course, the Pacific Coast, Vancouver, Washington, features an infinite array of activities, spectacular scenery, and more unique attractions than practically anyplace else. Whether you are here for a vacation with your family or in town for a business meeting, there is lots to do in Vancouver. Here is just a sample.
Shopping and attractions
Need to get a little shopping done? There is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Vancouver. You could start at the Vancouver Mall, where there are plenty of small shops as well as large anchor stores available where you can buy just about anything you want any time of the day or night. Want to enjoy a little taste of history? Why not try the Grant House, where Ulysses S. Grant made his office, but now where fine cuisine takes command.
The Game of Golf
Are you looking for a good round of golf while you are here? Vancouver happens to be one of the nation’s least known golf destinations, with PGA-designed courses that are open to the public year-round. Whatever your golf goal might be, rural tree-lined courses or wilderness-focused links, you will find plenty in Vancouver.
Arts and culture
Vancouver sees creativity taking a lot of forms. If you like music, you will love taking in the symphony or enjoying one of a multitude of classical groups and others that perform contemporary music. The two biggest venues are the Sleepy County Amphitheater and the Pavilion at Esther Short Park, where concerts and other events flourish during the summer. If you have a literary bent, one of several libraries might be just your idea of passing time. And the Clark County Historical Museum might be just the thing if you want to see history.
Dance and art
Vancouver has no shortage of artistic expression, especially if your idea of it is visual or performing arts. Vancouver has one of the most prominent Polynesian performance presences in the area. Three Days of Aloha is one festival that features dancers and other performers who will make you swear that the islands are right next door. There is also the Recycled Arts Festival in June as well as the art shows that take place in nearly every region of the city year round.
Whatever your idea of fun is, chances are good that you will find it in plentiful supply in Vancouver.