11 Things To Do On Vashon Island: A Day Trip from Seattle

Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island

Vashon Island is one of the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secrets, an idyllic haven nestled in the heart of Puget Sound, with idyllic landscapes, breathtaking views, and friendly locals. Easily accessible from Tacoma or Seattle, it is the ideal day trip or weekend getaway destination, beloved by native Northwesterners and tourists alike. Despite its small size, there’s no shortage of things to do on Vashon Island. Here are a few top … Read More

The Perfect Whidbey Island Day Trip Itinerary from Seattle

Iconic Bridge at Deception Pass

Whidbey Island is a gem of Puget Sound, a misty, forested haven inhabited by about as many deer as people (plus a wild, solitary elk named Bruiser). The isle, used as a setting of The Ring and Practical Magic, is equal parts charming and mysterious, with a history as varied as its population and recreational offerings. Just a short drive from the Emerald City, a Whidbey Island day trip from Seattle … Read More

The Perfect Seattle to San Juan Islands Day Trip Itinerary

Rocky coastal of Friday Harbor

A San Juan Islands day trip from Seattle is a must for anyone visiting Puget Sound. Nestled in the heart of the Salish Sea between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, BC, the San Juan Islands is a collection of more than 743 isles and rocks, most of which are uninhabited by humans. Of the 20 or so that are, just three, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, … Read More

The Perfect 2, 3 or 4 Days in Seattle Itinerary

Seattle Skyline

Seattle—the city known for its coffee, access to nature, and much more—has so much to offer its visitors. Located along the Puget Sound overlooking Elliott Bay with Mount Rainier towering in the distance, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time. Whether you have 2, 3, or 4 days in Seattle, keep reading for a list of recommended activities and sites to add to your Seattle itinerary.  Below, we … Read More

20 Best Stops on the San Francisco to Seattle Drive

Toketee Falls: Stop on the San Francisco to Seattle Drive

While the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is arguably the most famous road trip to take along the Pacific coast of the United States, many visitors the western USA are looking to venture further into the Pacific Northwest and are keen to continue their journey north all the way to the state of Washington’s largest city. But what are the best stops on the San Francisco to Seattle … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Olympic National Park Itinerary

Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park

Olympic NP is a magical wonderland nestled within the Olympic Peninsula cradled by the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. And planning the perfect 2 to 3 days in Olympic National Park itinerary is a priority for many who visit Washington state. Within its borders, you’ll find some of the most well-preserved undeveloped swaths of forest and coastal land in the United States, as well as miles upon miles of … Read More

1 to 2 Days in North Cascades National Park Itinerary

Stunning North Cascades National Park

If you are craving a weekend adventure that’s a tad off the beaten path, consider planning a 1 to 2 days in North Cascades National Park itinerary. North Cascades National Park is an underrated gem. With just around 30,000 visitors per year on average, it is the least visited national park in Washington and the fifth-least visited in the entire United States. However, with rugged mountains, alpine lakes, wildflower meadows, … Read More

The Perfect Seattle to Mt Rainier Day Trip Itinerary

Iconic view of Mt Rainier from Reflection Lakes

Seattle has plenty of landmarks, from Pike Place Market to the Space Needle. But the most marvellous and recognizable is Mt. Rainier, the highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range, a glacier-capped monolith towering over the city. Whether you are in the area for a weekend or a few weeks, a Mt Rainier day trip from Seattle is an absolute must while in Western Washington.  Mount Rainier National Park is … Read More