Not to be confused with its more famous Canadian counterpart, this Vancouver is Washington's fourth-largest city. Across the Columbia River from Portland, it's best known for its rich maritime heritage, historical homes, lush parks, and views of the river and mountains. Culinary enthusiasts, urbanites, culture trippers, couples, and families alike will feel at home in Vancouver. Make the most of your time here with a vacation lodging as your base.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Vancouver, WA
Vancouver is a good vacation spot if you want an accommodation with a pool, as 49% of the accommodations there include one. Also, more hotel room include a pool than aparthotel. On average, hotel room with pools in Vancouver accommodate 6 vacationers and cost $175 per night. In Vancouver, nearly all of the rentals offering a pool are located close to the water.
The Weather in Vancouver, WA
Find the Vancouver climate diagram. August is the warmest month of the year in Vancouver, WA with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 82°. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Vancouver, WA, with temperatures going under 32° Bring your umbrella in December, the rainiest month of the year!
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A Vibrant Culinary Scene
If food made with freshly sourced local ingredients are your thing, Vancouver's dining scene will hit the spot. A Pacific Northwest favorite, Burgerville has been keeping locals happy with juicy burgers and shakes since 1961. Order their Smokey Blue Cheeseburger, pumpkin shake, and the Waffley Fries.
For Japanese fare, Sushi Mo and Sakura of Japan are top-notch recommendations. You can expect generous, fresh servings in casual, comfortable settings. Or watch the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine being cooked in the open kitchen at Roots Restaurant & Bar in nearby Camas. Their roasted chicken, grilled salmon, Alaskan halibut, and braised ribs are delicious.
For stocking up at your vacation rental, head to the Vancouver Farmers Market, which runs from March through October. There's choice seafood, dairy products, meats, fresh fruits, veggies, and ready-to-eat goodies. It's a hit with Instagrammers, food enthusiasts, and families. If you need a break from it all, tap into the city's ever-expanding craft beer scene, spearheaded by local favorites Doomsday Brewing, and Ghost Runners Brewery.
Local History and Heritage
Vancouver sits near the mouth of the Columbia River, which has been the scene of many important events in American history. The iconic Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is your chance to discover the rich history of the Pacific Northwest's early pioneers, blacksmiths, and fur traders. A short walk away is the Pearson Air Museum, located on one of America's oldest airfields and hangars. There's numerous exhibits and artifacts, including some restored aircraft.
Established in 1917, the Clark County Historical Museum traces the history of the region through original maps, manuscripts, Native American art, and artifacts from the Civil War. Officers Row comprises 22 restored homes dating back to the 1800s. One of these is the Ulysses S. Grant House built in 1849, worth a visit for its well-preserved exhibits. You can enjoy a meal on their in-house restaurant's porch.
Grant Street Pier, which juts out 90 feet into the water, is an excellent spot for people watching. The open air restaurant patios nearby are perfect for a date night. Take in an evening film at the renovated Kiggins Theatre, a Vancouver insititution which dates back to 1936.
Local Activities with Kids
Vancouver has lots in store for active and curious young minds. Take a walk to Esther Short Park, home to the gigantic Salmon Run Bell Tower that peals every fifteen minutes. Fort Vancouver is a must for its costumed living history demonstrations, and its Kids Dig! program where kids between 8-12 become junior archaeologists through excavating, mapping, measuring, and screening.
More learning awaits at the Water Resources Education Center, which educates kids about the earth's precious water resources through interactive exhibits, activities, and artwork. Look out for exhibits featuring the sturgeonfish, known to live for over 100 years.
The Cathlapotle Plankhouse is where visitors of all ages can learn about ancient methods used by the local Chinook tribal peoples in their daily life. They'll also learn about the relationship between the Pacific Northwest's people and fragile ecosystems.
Active children will love the Waterfront Renaissance Trail that runs for five miles along the riverfront. There's plenty of space to bike or run, and there's plenty of stores and eateries to provide a nice break. Alderbrook Park, spread over 63 lush acres in nearby Brush Prarie, is filled with fun activities like train rides, pedal boating, mini golf, bounce houses, and even a pink lemonade fountain.
Escape to Surrounding Nature
Vancouver is blessed with a stunning backdrop of natural wonders. It's a good idea to purchase a park pass that lets you access many spectacular wildlife and natural areas in close proximity to your house rental.
Beacon Rock State Park is a popular getaway just 35 miles from Vancouver, which is home to the world's second largest monolith. A short hike takes you to the top where breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge await. For something more relaxing, consider an idyllic riverboat ride down the gorge.
A day trip to the dramatic landscapes at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is highly recommended. You can see the effects left by the mountain's 1980 eruption, and catch a film at the Johnston Ridge Observatory while you're here. Guided walks through the Ape Cave lava tube are another interesting adventure here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Vancouver, WA?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in Vancouver, WA is $88.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Vancouver, WA?
December has the highest amount of available House rental and Apartment rental in Vancouver, WA, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Vancouver, WA?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Vancouver, WA, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals are in Vancouver, WA?
Discover 859 vacation rentals available to book in Vancouver, WA.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Vancouver, WA?
Yes, there are 146 vacation homes in Vancouver, WA that allow pets, with an average price of $193 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Vancouver?
Vancouver has its warmest time of year around August and July, with average nightly prices being around $88.
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