Nothing like hitting the road with some tunes, especially as the weather warms up in Washington State. And if you’re looking for a new route to check out, Travel and Leisure has put together a list of “11 Scenic American Road Trips to Take This Spring” and one starts in Seattle.

According to Travel and Leisure, the road trip from Seattle to Newport, Oregon, is one of the best! In total, it is a five hour drive, but here’s why it makes the cut.

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“You may find Seattle a bit rainy in the spring, but you’ll likely see fewer crowds and lower prices. After dining on seafood, strolling through Pike Place Market, and seeing the sights over Puget Sound, head southwest towards the Oregon coast and the lovely town of Astoria,” it says.

“The trip begins on I-5 and is about 180 miles, passing enormous pine trees, green forests, and charming towns. It takes about three and a half hours until you cross the four-mile Astoria-Megler Bridge spanning the Columbia River and enter Astoria. There, you should spend the night and take some time exploring in the morning.”

Visit Oregon states that the charming city of Astoria is nestled perfectly between the mouth of the Columbia River and the great Pacific Ocean. They call the small city an “Oregonian gem”, with the state of Washington being minutes away via the famous Astoria Megler Bridge.

Astoria also has historic homes that still stand in the city.

“Set out from Astoria along US-101, heading south along Oregon’s coast, and plan for many stops along the way at observation points, towns, state parks, beaches, or simply to enjoy breathtaking views of rugged coastline and crashing waves,” continues the Travel and Leisure article, adding that the road trip continues into Newport, Oregon.

It truly is quite the coastal road trip, in case you’re planning for one! You can check out all the other drives around the US on Travel and Leisure.