From Mount St. Helens, to the Columbia River Gorge, to the Pacific Coast, Vancouver, Washington boasts a vast array of activities, scenic landscapes, and unique and historic attractions. Whether you are here on a vacation with the family or in town for a business conference, there is plenty to do in Vancouver. Love the outdoors? Great! Hop on a bike, boat, or jet ski. Want to experience farm to fork cuisine? Head out to one of our fantastic restaurants or farmer’s markets. Prefer a little more culture? Explore our galleries and historic events. Looking for an incredible view? Hit one of the wineries in north Clark County or head up the Columbia River Gorge.
Fortunately for history buffs, Vancouver hasn't forgotten its past. Our historic attractions, museums and parks will take you back to learn and, in some cases, even relive some exciting times. You'll find plenty of fascinating ways to experience our past from the Native American fur trade days, to the settlement of Fort Vancouver, to the establishment of one of the oldest cities in the State of Washington.
If you enjoy music, Vancouver has many options, from classical to contemporary. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra focuses on classical revival while many other venues offer contemporary music. Two great outdoor venues are Sleep Country Amphitheater, which features the hottest musicians on tour, and the Pavilion at Esther Short Park which features a summer concert series.
For those who appreciate the literary arts, Vancouver is home to one of the nation’s few Brautigan Libraries. Named after the famed beatnik poet, this "very public library" features over 400 unpublished works from writers across the globe. As one of the fixtures of the Clark County Historical Museum, visitors are always welcome to pull up a chair and browse through the stacks.
Whether you are staying downtown or venturing out a bit—there is a lot to see and do. You just might be surprised to discover all the wonderful things you can do in Vancouver USA!
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