Hello lovely friends, I hope you are doing well on this beautiful spring day! The temps here in the Northwest are off the charts for April, I am loving every minute of it! This is the perfect time of year to visit Snoqualmie Falls, located near the twin peaks in North Bend WA.
This amazing site is just 25 minutes from Seattle. The falls are some of the most stunning to be found in the United States. Hydro electric power is also naturally generated from here for much of the surrounding areas.
This beautifully landscaped staircase leads right up to the falls. Park like gardens are all around the area. I think Snoqualmie falls should be named as the 8th wonder of the world! Oh my, all I could do was stand in awe for several minutes.
The Salish Lodge is a luxury mountain hotel with Northwest style and charm. Sitting at the top of the falls, it features a famous dining room with stunning views.
This restaurant is known for the huge country style breakfasts it serves. I was there in the early a.m., and did not have time to stay. I walked inside and took a quick look around, the lodge is gorgeous and feels so homey!
A brilliant rainbow was showing off its layers of color the day I stopped in. It doesn't get any better than that!
The waterfall is a must see NW destination and visited by 1.5 million people a year. This 268 foot wonder dumps into the Snoqualmie river and is a sacred ground for Native American culture. The viewing platform I mentioned earlier, gives 180 degree views of the waterfall.
The huge spray of mist made for beautiful images, but whoa I almost got the 2nd shower of the day! Make sure you wear a rain coat and your camera is protected. The upper deck viewpoint, was completely soaked!
Just a few miles up the road heading east into the mountains, is Snoqualmie Pass. The views here are also stunning. There was still some snow left on the slopes and the surrounding peaks. This of course, is a very popular ski destination for the Northwest.
It's on my bucket list to go flying down a slope at full speed, ha ha I'd probably land face first! I have never learned to ski or ride a surf board, I'm part dare devil..so who knows maybe it's in my future!
Travel season is upon us, maybe this is a destination you should add to your itinerary! There is just something so peaceful about a waterfall. If you need peace, tranquility, and time away from bustle-this is the spot for you!
How about you, are you traveling somewhere exciting this spring or summer? Have a beautiful week! For more travel and style inspiration, catch me on Instagram or twitter. Again thanks to all for your continued support.