13 Best Weekend Getaways From Seattle Worth Planning

1. San Juan Islands

Escape the hustle and bustle of Seattle to peaceful San Juan Island. Take the 1.5 hour drive north to the port town of Anacortes and catch a 1 hour ferry ride to San Juan Island. Reservations are highly recommended.

2. Tri-Cities, Washington

The Tri-Cities (Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick) are a leisurely three-and-a-half-hour drive south-east of Seattle.  Taking I-90 through the Snoqualmie Pass you will love this scenic drive through the Cascade Mountains, to the Yakim Valley, and the Columbia River Basin.

3. Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is located less than one hour ( about 35 miles) south of Seattle and situated on just one of the many bays of Puget Sound. There are so many things to do in Tacoma, Washington that will satisfy any traveler.

4. Olympic Peninsula

Whether you’re searching for solace in the mountains, wanting to be swept away in the beauty of the rugged coastline, or enjoy wandering cute little towns, Washington’s Olympic Peninsula will answer your craving.

5. Portland, Oregon

Some see Portland as Seattle’s slightly-weirder younger sibling, but this quirky city has so many interesting and appealing reasons to visit on a weekend getaway from Seattle.

6. Mount Saint Helens

One of Washington’s most iconic mountains, most well known for its 1980 eruption, Mount Saint Helens, makes for a great weekend getaway from Seattle.

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