About KIRO 7's Discover Northwest

KIRO 7’s Discover Northwest takes you on a travel adventure through our beautiful region. From Oregon, to Eastern and Central Washington to Seattle, and Alaska, experience the destinations and activities you and your family can’t miss this spring season.


Get away from the high-stress, high-traffic city, take off work early on a Friday, and spend a few days in beautiful Spokane. A visit to Spokane truly is the best of both worlds -- epic outdoor adventure, meets a safe, walkable, charming downtown. Luxury accommodations, innovative cuisine and unique events and sports experiences all await you in Spokane. Plan your getaway this Spring, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Expo ‘74, and don’t miss the debut season of Washington State’s newest professional soccer teams! Warm sunny weather, unforgettable cuisine and historic destination hotels are all here for you, choose your own adventure and plan your visit to Spokane.

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Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium is a beloved destination and conservation organization working to regenerate the health of our one world ocean. Every visit to the Aquarium supports our work to advance animal wellbeing, marine and ecosystem science, public policy, field conservation, education and programs to recover endangered species at home and away. Come visit us now and experience the awe and wonders of the ocean. And keep an eye out for the grand opening of Ocean Pavilion later this summer, a brand new expansion of the Aquarium focused on tropical species from the Coral Triangle.

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Mt. Hood

Seize spring in Mt. Hood Territory. Snow-covered mountains gift their melt to rivers, creating perfect whitewater on the Upper Clackamas River. Local makers incorporate these “magical waters” into their craft beverages on the Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail. Uniquely local spirits and ciders take you to under-the-radar destinations, such as the South Clackamas and Farmlandia farm loops. These self-guided routes offer can’t-miss experiences. Feed ostriches, meet tree-climbing goats and taste Cowcohol at a world’s-only farmstead creamery and distillery. After a day of exploring, shop (tax-free!) along one of the charming main streets within a half-mile stroll of the Willamette River Water Trail. Then, take a leisurely hike in a riverfront urban forest or on a waterfall trail before checking into your hotel for a night of counting ostriches, goats and camels.

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Lake Chelan

The shores of Lake Chelan offer a getaway that feels worlds away. Sip world-class wine, hit the links on legendary courses, and soak up the sun exploring unique hiking trails. When you travel to Lake Chelan this Spring, make sure you also take in some of the signature events you’ll only find in Lake Chelan. Plan a visit to the Apple Blossom Festival, celebrate Washington’s favorite fruit with art, food, and more! You also don’t want to miss the unforgettable Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival, see acclaimed jazz, blues, R&B, MoTown artists, and more, performing at award-winning wineries and downtown venues around Lake Chelan. Plan your visit and relax in one of Washington State’s most charming destinations.

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This is Alaska, the way it was always meant to be experienced! Leap into your all-inclusive, personalized adventure, on UnCruise. With just 22-86 guests per voyage, you’ll go places large ships can’t access, and spend more time experiencing all this epic destination has to offer, instead of the inside of a ship. Activities like kayaking, hiking, paddleboarding, and even snorkeling await, get a closer look at wildlife and glaciers you’d never see from a big ship, and spend your evenings relaxing and taking in the northern lights. Unplugged, Unhurried, Unbelievable, visit UnCruise to plan your adventure.

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