Why: Driving from Astoria, OR, to Long Beach in Washington is a treat. Water is the star of the show and the beaches, with their sand dunes, are a hit with everyone.
To do: Dine at some of the finest gourmet restaurants, check out the two lighthouses or sign up for a day trip to Astoria.
Stay: Chilling in Long Beach for the weekend is a great time not to be missed. Finding accommodations should be easy as the area offers B&Bs and inns, hotels and cottages, vacation rental homes and even RV areas.