Face it, no matter how much you love the family, you’re probably going to need an escape during the holidays. Seattle is located near the mountains for a quick ski day or weekend, and close enough to the Pacific Ocean to venture out to watch the winter storms. The Skagit River valley and flats offer many opportunities for birders to see migratory snow geese and bald eagles. The small artist town of La Conner offers art galleries, fine dining and lodging. For short jaunts, the Washington state ferry system has many great routes to ride the ferry, enjoy the scenery and feel the breeze. These are the best holiday escapes near Seattle.
Authorities are training Monday for a possible threat to a ferry on Puget Sound. The drill calls for officers to deploy from a helicopter by ropes onto the ferry. Others will board the moving ferry from Coast Guard boats.
Ready for a road trip? Pack the kids in the car and head out for a weekend of fun and adventure! Farm tours, art festivals, quilts, sheepdogs, a renaissance faire and more!
Seattle is celebrating sand art, music, food, fairs, strawberries and summer at these local weekend events! Grab the kids and head outside!
From the waters of Puget Sound to the forest of the Cascades and the backwoods of Snohomish County, a new adventure awaits at every turn just a few miles out of Seattle. If it’s got to be a staycation, it should be one with an enjoyable drive, not just an exciting destination. Meander through Seattle’s scenic countryside and make a pit stop or two on the city’s most stunning drives.
Ready for delicious strawberry season? We are, too! Mark your calendar for one of these upcoming weekends to celebrate summertime, sunshine and strawberries in WA!