Best Washington Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Washington Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
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5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 1. San Juan and Orcas Islands: Islands in the Sun Weekend Getaway
You will see all kinds of sea life when you ferry to the San Juan Islands: sea gulls, whales, seals, eagles, boaters, fishers, islanders, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Anacortes, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

2. Around Mount Saint Helens: Exploring the Volcano Weekend Getaway
Before May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens was a pristine, symmetrical white peak, the queen of the Cascade range. But mighty forces were ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Cougar, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

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One of Seattle’s great attractions is its proximity to magnificent mountainous wilderness. You can breakfast in a cosmopolitan restaurant ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Leavenworth, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

4. Long Beach & Ilwaco, WA Weekend Getaway
Pointing northward from Cape Disappointment and the mouth of the Columbia River is a long finger of surf-lined sand, shrubs, and scrub ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Long Beach, WA - Driving the Pacific Coast: Oregon & Washington

5. Astoria and Long Beach Water Pleasures: Explore by River and Sea Weekend Getaway
When you cross the bridge from Astoria, Oregon, to the recreational pleasures of Long Beach in southwestern Washington, you become ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Astoria, OR - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

6. Mount Rainier National Park Scenic Drive
Perhaps the most famous peak of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Range, Mount Rainier is a dormant, but not extinct, ice-clad volcanic ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Ashford, WA - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

3.333333 out of 5 stars3.333333 out of 5 stars3.333333 out of 5 stars3.333333 out of 5 stars3.333333 out of 5 stars 7. Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City: Waterfall of the Moon People Weekend Getaway
Long before the explorers and hop growers reached Snoqualmie Valley, Native American tribes met for trade and council beside the thundering ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Snoqualmie, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 8. Browns Point Lighthouse Weekend Getaway
In a 1913 newspaper article, visitors to the Browns Point Lighthouse were quoted as telling the keeper “what a great summer home” ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Browns Point, WA - Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 9. Bellingham, WA Weekend Getaway
In 1904 a handful of communities scattered along the shores of Bellingham Bay were consolidated into one city and named after the ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Bellingham, WA - Driving the Pacific Coast: Oregon & Washington

10. Mount Rainier Loop: Cascades Grandeur Weekend Getaway
The highest mountain in the Cascade Range can be seen for 200 miles when the weather is clear. Mount Rainier’s snowy bulk rises 14,411 ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Elbe, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

11. Hidden Valley Ranch Weekend Getaway
Located in the Cascade Mountains just 90 miles east of Seattle, Hidden Valley’s history goes back well over one hundred years, when ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Cle Elum, WA - 100 Best Ranch Vacations in North America

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 12. Olympic National Park Scenic Drive
Occupying the major portion of the Olympic Peninsula, this is one of the wildest areas in the nation. In fact, the road network is ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Port Angeles, WA - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

13. North Kitsap Peninsula: A Northwest Heritage Weekend Getaway
There’s a lot of diversity within a comparatively small area on the northern Kitsap Peninsula. You can drive from a Scandinavian-style ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Port Gamble, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 14. Ocean Shores & Pacific Beach, WA Weekend Getaway
Several small communities lie along the Pacific, from Ocean Shores north. Ocean City (population: 500) is 8 miles to the north. Copalis ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Ocean Shores, WA - Driving the Pacific Coast: Oregon & Washington

15. Washington Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Although Seattle is one of America’s most likeable and vibrant cities, well worth a few days of anybody’s time, perhaps its greatest ...
Published by Rough Guides Seattle, WA - The Rough Guide to USA

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 16. Forks, WA Weekend Getaway
Highway 101 levels off on a broad prairie between the Bogachiel and Calawah Rivers and slows through the one-stop-light town of Forks. ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Forks, WA - Driving the Pacific Coast: Oregon & Washington

17. North Cascades: Untamed Wilderness Weekend Getaway
Because of their jagged peaks, immense glaciers, and high meadows splashed with summer wildflowers, the North Cascades are often called ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Marblemount, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

18. Washington Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Washington excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Washington region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Olympia, WA - Fodor's USA

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 19. Skagit County: Spring Flowers by the Sea Weekend Getaway
Here’s a two-day sojourn into the country, a brief escape that’s full of color and activity. Have fun with this one—maybe do your ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Mount Vernon, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 20. Strait of Juan de Fuca: Touring the Northern Olympic Peninsula Weekend Getaway
Between the Olympic Peninsula’s verdant wilderness and the southern rim of Vancouver Island lies the Strait of Juan de Fuca, dividing ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Port Angeles, WA - Quick Escapes: Pacific Northwest

 
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