Family-friendly Attractions Near HHC 2008If you are coming with your spouse and/or children, you can keep them entertained while you attend the conference. Just send them along to the following nearby attractions, all of which are ideal for families on vacation.
Włodek suggests: A pleasant one-day trip can be had driving West from Corvallis to the Oregon coastline. Another one-day trip is driving to Mt St Helen’s and back - there is an excellent tourist and information center there now.
Włodek, Jeremy Smith, and Richard Nelson all suggest Powell’s City of Books in Portland, the world’s largest bookstore. The Washington Post calls it “ perhaps the best bookstore in the world.” Most bookstores have thousands of book in stock, but Powell’s has over 3,500 sections, totalling over a million new and used books! They also purchase thousands of used books every day from the public. A visit to Powell’s City of Books will delight every bibliophile and student in your family.
Jeremy also suggests:
- The Oregon Coast Aquarium on the coast (an hour’s drive) is famously spectacular, and the Spruce Goose is in McMinnville about an hour north from Corvallis.
- Being the lucky people we are, the conference this year coincides with the Corvallis Fall Festival. This very popular craft expo (Christmas shopping for many) is probably low on the list for most conference goers but would be most favored by spousal units.
- Folks actually visiting Corvallis will want to check out the following:
- But everyone should check out the official Corvallis rankings.