Vancouver Journals

Quick Trip to the Other Vancouver

An April 2006 trip to Vancouver by ssullivan

Hilton Vancouver Washington Photo, Vancouver, Washington More Photos
Quote: While exploring the possibility of a move to the Pacific Northwest I made a fast trip to Vancouver, WA, to check it out.

Hilton Vancouver Washington

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Hotel

Hilton Vancouver Washington Photo, Vancouver, Washington
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The Hilton Vancouver Washington opened in the summer of 2005. This modern, full service hotel is located on 6th Street in the middle of downtown Vancouver, Washington. The hotel’s setting is a wonderful blend of urban development and nature; directly across the street is the idyllic Esther Short Park and its shady lawns framed by gorgeous plantings of tulips and other colorful flowers. Surrounding the hotel and park are a series of brand new, mixed-use buildings featuring ground-level shops and restaurants with condominiums and apartments above, and Vancouver’s new convention center. And all of this is framed by mountains to the west, north, and east, and the Columbia River just a couple of blocks awa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 27, 2006

Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660
(360) 993-4500

Esther Short Park

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Attraction

Esther Short Park Photo, Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington’s central square is Esther Short Park. The park is considered to be the oldest city park in the Western United States, and was deeded to the city in 1862. However, the park’s origins date all the way back to 1855, when the four-square block area’s then owner and namesake, Esther Short, plotted it and set it aside as a public square for perpetuity. Short was one of the area’s earliest pioneers, having migrated from Pennsylvania with her husband Amos in 1847.After decades of decline and neglect, the park, along with the surrounding city blocks in Downtown Vancouver, were rather blighted by the 1990s. In 1994, the city created a plan to revitalize Downtown, and at the he...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 27, 2006

Esther Short Park
W Columbia St. and 8th St.
Vancouver 98660

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ssullivan

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District of Columbia County, District of Columbia