Tucked between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean you’ll find Vancouver, WA (sometimes called “Vantucky” by locals) -- a city with endless opportunities to get outdoors and lap up the region’s rich history.
In the heart of the city is Esther Short Park, a green oasis for walking, playing and catching a breath of fresh air. There are always events happening here, from farmer’s markets to open-air music festivals and more. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve is a key stop in the city where you can step into the city’s past. The Fort Vancouver Historic Site features a number of historical buildings from a 19th century trading post, including a still-functioning bakery and blacksmith shop where you can scoop up souvenirs. Officer’s Row is worth a look, too, particularly if you enjoy seeing staff dressed in period clothing. More history awaits at the Pearson Air Museum, the oldest operational airfield in the West. Vintage aircraft and dozens of pieces of memorabilia make a visit here truly engaging.
Take a riverboat down the Columbia Gorge for a scenic trip that will whisk you away from the everyday. The Hood River Marina is a favorite place to boat, swim or windsurf, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Salmon Creek Park is another favorite local swimming hole where you also have the opportunity to reel in a winner. Not far away is Mount St. Helens with an abundance of hiking opportunities.
No matter what brings you to Vancouver, WA, you’ll find the best value in accommodations at an IHG hotel. Comfortable rooms, helpful staff and convenient locations ensure your next trip to Vancouver will be a memorable one. + View More - View Less