The Willamette Valley has been included as one of the “Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults” in a recent Huffington Post article.
According to the article’s author Amy Whitley, Founder of Pit Stops for Kids and columnist for OutdoorsNW magazine, “some vacation destinations say ‘spa’ or ‘food scene’ but not ‘family-friendly’. The best say both. The following Western U.S. destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they’re all surprisingly kid-friendly.”
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Willamette Valley, Oregon:
Oregon’s Willamette Valley, located just outside Portland, is a thriving wine region specializing in Pinot Noir. Think it’s only for adults? Kids vacation here too, joining their parents for winery tours with companies such as Grape Escape Tours, which welcome kids, but also enjoy their own fun at destinations such as the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, located in McMinnville. Stay at the posh but casual Allison Inn and Spa, and let the kids swim in the pool while you plan your next day’s itinerary. The Oregon coast is a car ride away, and Portland offers the Portland Children’s Museum and Oregon Zoo.
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