Day Trips from Seattle: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

Day Trips from Seattle: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

by Chloe Ernst

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Overview

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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Seattle. Packed with full trip-planning information for hundreds of exciting things for kids, outdoor adventurers, and history lovers to do-all within a two-hour drive of the Seattle metro area. Day Trips from Seattle helps locals and vacationers make the most of a brief getaway.

Do something scenic: Hike to the hot springs in Olympic National Park, follow the Oregon Trail, or visit stunning Mount St. Helens.

Do something kid-approved: Visit Point Defiance Park or the Children's Museum in Tacoma; or explore Science World or the Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Do something festive: Partake in Poulsbo's Viking Fest in May, Puyallup's late-summer fair, the fall grape crush at Woodinville's wineries, or a winter cowboy gathering in Ellensburg.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493044122
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Series: Day Trips Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 722,997
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chloë Ernst has written guidebooks and travel articles for Frommer’s, the Toronto Star, and online magazines. For this guide she covered more than 6,000 miles of Washington highways, byways, and gravel roads. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Using this guide xiv

North

Day trip 01 Trams and planes 2

Edmonds 2

Lynnwood 6

Everett 7

Day trip 02 Tulips and oysters 10

La Conner 10

Mount vernon 14

Chuckanut drive 15

Day trip 03 From bay to baker 17

Bellingham 17

Glacier and mount baker 21

Day trip 04 Canadian fishing villages 23

White rock 23

Steveston 26

Richmond 28

Day trip 05 Olympic city 30

Vancouver 30

Northeast

Day trip 01 Wine country 37

Woodinville 37

Snohomish 41

Day trip 02 Roos, rails, and rivers 43

Arlington 43

Sedro-woolley 45

Concrete 47

Day trip 03 Kerouac country 49

Rockport 51

Marblemount 52

Newhalem 53

Diablo to north cascades national park 54

East

Day trip 01 Fish ladders and waterfalls 58

Bellevue 58

Issaquah 61

Snoqualmie 62

Day trip 02 Cowboys and northern exposure 65

Roslyn 65

Cle elum 68

Ellensburg 69

Day trip 03 Bavaria and apple country 73

Leavenworth 73

Cashmere 78

Southeast

Day trip 01 Hendrix and hydroplanes 82

Renton 82

Kent 85

Auburn 86

Day trip 02 "The mountain"-mount rainier 88

Sunrise 90

Paradise 91

Longmire 93

Day trip 03 Fruit bowl of the nation 95

Yakima 95

South

Day trip 01 Oregon trail and animal treks 102

Federal way 102

Puyallup 105

Eatonville 107

Day trip 02 Museum city 109

Tacoma 109

Day trip 03 Mount st. helens 116

Mount st. helens 116

Longview and kelso 120

Southwest

Day trip 01 The independent state 123

Vashon island 123

Maury island 127

Day trip 02 State capital 129

Olympia 129

Tumwater 133

Chehalis 134

Day trip 03 Walking on the ocean shore 136

Aberdeen and hoquiam 136

Ocean shores 140

Westport and grayland 141

West

Day trip 01 In the navy 146

Bremerton 146

Port orchard 149

Gig harbor 150

Day trip 02 Chief sealth, swans, and vikings 153

Bainbridge island 153

Suquamish 156

Poulsbo 158

Day trip 03 Hood canal 160

Shelton 160

Allyn 163

Union and hoodsport 164

Quilcene 166

Northwest

Day trip 01 Whidbey island 169

Langley 171

Greenbank 172

Coupeville 173

Oak harbor 175

Day trip 02 Port towns 177

Port gamble 177

Port townsend 180

Day trip 03 Olympic rain shadow 183

Sequim 183

Port angeles 187

Day trip 04 Royal city 191

Victoria 191

Festivals and celebrations 196

Index 202

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