Itineraries

Seven Stop Pacific Northwest Road Trip

Our Seven Stop Pacific Northwest Road Trip incorporates must-see and unexpected Pacific Northwest  destinations. Planning your trip with Roadtripper.com will be such a breeze. 

  1. Yosemite National Park: Everyone can agree the Redwood Forest is a must-see, right? We think starting a PNW road trip around San Francisco gives you the full experience, Yosemite is just three hours east of San Francisco. The Mariposa Grove is Yosemite’s largest redwood forest, home to giant sequoias. 
  2. Crater Lake, Oregon: Known for having some of the purest water in the world. Crater Lake is famous for its clarity and bright blue color. Views are beyond breathtaking.  Be sure to stop at two of the most popular attractions, Phantom Ship Overlook and Pumice Castle Overlook.
  3. Bend, Oregon: There’s SO MUCH to do in this small town. Old Mill District, Bend Ale Trail, Roundabout Art Route Tour, jeep tours, helicopter tours. Theres’ also great restaurants and amazing views. Bend can cater to any kind of traveler, it’s a great place to stop on a PNW road trip. 
  4. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: We think this stop is especially fun for geography and history buffs. John Day Fossil Beds are a fun stop to bring kids and take advantage of the learning opportunity. This National Park is also beautiful so charge the DSLR, you’ll be sorry you didn’t. 
  5. Long Beach, Washington: This town is truly a hidden gem. Home to the world’s longest beach. We stayed at The Lamp Camp and would recommend it to everyone! An amazing campground with amenities, right on the beach in the center of everything. Be sure to look into Camping at the Lamp at this stop. Once again, this town has something for every type of traveler. Long Beach is a little quirky and eclectic. There’s museums, golfing, pickleball, beach activities, great restaurants and breweries, live music and yoga. They really have it all. Our friends at The Lamp Camp shared some of their favorite spots in town to check out, you won’t be steered wrong. 
  6. Olympic National Park: This park has a ton to do! Wildlife viewing, day hikes, tide pooling, night sky programs, ranger led programs. Be sure to check outthe website to see all the things to do and important notes about closures. If you enjoy exploring the outdoors, you’re going to LOVE this park. 
  7. San Juan Islands: This stop is going to require the most planning, but it’s your final stop and it’s worth any trouble. Really though, the process is simple with a little coordination. You’re going to take a ferryfrom Anacortes, WA. San Juan offers whale tours, hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, spas, wineries, brewiries, great dining and events. Be sure to check out the Visit San Juan website to be sure you’re taking in everything the islands have to offer. 

We hope you enjoy this Road Trip we mapped out. Be sure to share with us by tagging @thelampcamp! 

Itineraries

Long Beach: Itinerary

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Welcome to Long Beach, WA! Spend your stay with us visiting some of our favorite spots. We hope you love this town as much as we do! 

Whether you’re looking to walk the beaches Washington coast, to forage for tasty mushrooms, to dig for razor clams, check out some local music, or try some coastal cuisine, the peninsula has plenty of activities to offer.

When we aren’t at The Lamp Camp, you can generally find us biking the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail, hiking to one of the peninsula’s famous lighthouses, checking out some local music or playing pickleball down the street at The Lighthouse Resort.

BEST QUICK BITES

  • Pizza – North Beach Tavern. They also have great live music
  • Burgers  – The Cove at the golf course has the best burger in town!
  • Sandwiches / Cheesesteaks – Surfer Sands bakes homemade bread daily. Enough said, right?
  • Ethnic Food – Malai Thai

BEST BREAKFAST

The best breakfast comes off the grill at The Lamp Camp!

BEST BARS

BEST BREWERY

 North Jetty Brewing has great beer and they are friends of ours! 

ACTIVITIES

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MUSEUMS

  • The Lewis and Clark Museum – Learn about westward journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 
  • Marsh’s Free Museum is Long Beach staple has been around for 100+ years. They have taxidermies and oddities all over the walls, with souvenirs scattered throughout the store. We love it! Be sure to check out Jake the Alligator Man.
  • World Kite Museum – Home of the Washington State International Kite Festival | Aug. 19th – Aug. 25th

EVENTS

The peninsula has a wide range of events and festivals throughout the year. Here are a few of our favorites:List

We hope you enjoy some of our local favorites! For a comprehensive guide to the Long Beach Peninsula, check out the Long Beach Visitors Webpage.

What's Cookin'?

Easy Campfire Meal Ideas Using Fresh Herbs

Our easy campfire meal ideas feature fresh ingredients from our herb garden! The last thing you want to do after a Long Beach day (pun intended) is spend a ton of time cooking. These three recipes are time and ingredient conscious, you bring the staples, our herb garden will provide the rest! 

Campfire Grilled Caprese Sandwiches

Ingredients

Tomato

Mozzarella 

Bread – we recommend sourdough! 

Freshly picked basil 

For  Garnish 

Balsamic or olive oil to drizzle 

Instructions

  1. Pick Basil from the garden
  2. Slice Tomatoes and Mozzarella
  3. Layer Ingredients between two slices of bread 
  4. Drizzle contents with Balsamic or olive oil
  5. Toast carefully on a covered grill or seasoned cast iron skillet – add butter, ghee or olive oil to the outside of bread to achieve that beautiful golden color. 

Lemon and Sage Campfire Chicken 

Ingredients

Chicken – breast, thighs, whatever you prefer! 

Lemon juice

Freshly picked sage 

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Salt & pepper 

Optional 

Heavy duty tin foil

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in large zip top bag or container
  2. Let marinade for 1 hour or overnight
  3. Start the fire! Or grill, whatever you prefer 
  4. Cook directly on campfire grill, or wrap in foil and throw on the coals until internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Actual cooking time depends on method and type of chicken. Your choice, your cooking rules! 

Campfire Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Chives

Ingredients

Eggs

Diced ham

Cheese – your choice!

Zip top bag 

Freshly picked chives

Instructions

Before you head out:

  1.  scramble eggs in a medium bowl
  2. Add diced up ham and your preferred cheese 
  3. Pour contents into large zip top bag 

At camp: 

  1. Pick chives and add to bag 
  2. Boil a large pot of water
  3. Add bag to water for about 10-15 minutes, or until eggs turn light yellow. 
  4. Serve the light and fluffy eggs and toss the bag! 
  5. Garnish with extra chives on top

We’re feeling inspired to cook with our fresh herb garden and these recipes we dreamed up sound amazing to us! We definitely plan on testing them out and posting pictures before the end of the summer. Let us know if you try them too. If you want to share, you know where to find us, @TheLampCamp.