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Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Seattle
is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover right in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Seattle.
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 Childrens Museum in Tacoma; or explore Science World or the Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Do something festive: Partake in Poulsbos Viking Fest in May, Puyallups late-summer fair, the fall grape crush at Woodinvilles wineries, or a winter cowboy gathering in Ellensburg.
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Seattle. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover all within a 2-hour drive.
About the Author
Chloë Ernst coauthored a hiking book and has published articles in numerous magazines. For this guide she covered more than 6,000 miles of Washington highways, byways, and gravel roads.