Seattle day trips and getaways

Explore the area's beautiful backroads, beaches, lakefronts, islands, and more

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Cowichan Bay, B.C. Canoe

Escape to Cowichan Bay, B.C.

Meet Cowichan Valley, an undiscovered land in British Columbia where food is ultra-local, vineyards are low-key, and canoes replace taxicabs


Lake Union Park

One perfect day in Seattle's South Lake Union

Take a Northwest day trip to South Lake Union to find designer housing, star chefs, and unique, indie boutiques


Lake Washington

One perfect day in St. Edward State Park

Relax on the quiet beaches and sandy trails or take advantage of the ideal picnic spots


Biking Snoqualmie

Explore Snoqualmie Valley

Bring a bike and tour the scenic backroads of these picturesque country towns


Edmonds beach park

Escape to Edmonds, WA

Spend a day exploring Washington's classic summer town


Gig Harbor boats

A day in Gig Harbor

Inside Washington’s prettiest harbor town


San Juan Island boat harbor

4 perfect days on the San Juans

How to enjoy a long summer weekend with the artists, eagles, foodies, and whales


tulip fields

Take in tulip season in Skagit Valley, WA

Fields of blooming tulips beckon you to this corner of northern Washington come spring, when acres of multi-colored fields beg for some camera time


A view from the deck of the Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Plan a weekend in British Columbia's Saanich Peninsula

It's harvesting time in Saanich Peninsula, the perfect excuse to plan a weekend jaunt.


Point Robsinson Lighthouse

Hop a ferry to Vashon Island

Explore galleries, sandy beaches, and woodsy trails on this Washington isle just a shout from Seattle


Hoh Rain Forest

Olympic National Park guide

Plan your trip to the giant trees and gorgeous beaches of Washington


Ellensburg Rodeo, Washington

Classy cowboy day trip: Ellensburg, WA

A Washington rodeo town with a city-slicker side



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