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Mini Trips for your Washington State Vacations

Local travel has increased since COVID-19 entered our lives. Therefore we decided to give you some of the best local trips you can take in your next Washington State vacations that are pretty accessible from Seattle.

It’s important to remind you to stay safe when you travel.

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#1 Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan is great for camping, boating, wine tasting and dining.

Visiting Lake Chelan is ideal year-round. Enjoy four seasons of wine, sun, nature, and adventures fitting for the entire family. Definitely a place for nature lovers.

Visit the Lake Chelan website for more information on how to plan your next visit.

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#2 Walla Walla

Walla Walla has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation. Many crops are grown here in the high deserts of Eastern Washington.

The town has become world renowned for its wine, and there are more than 120 wineries in the area.

While visiting, make sure you try out the Walla Walla sweet onions at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Visit the Walla Walla government website to start planning your trip to this majestic destination in Washington.

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#3 Port Angeles + The Olympic Peninsula

Port Angeles is accessible via ferry and is on the way to the Olympic Peninsula.

Enjoy one or a few of their many restaurants and then head over to the Olympic Peninsula to enjoy the many beaches, hikes and parks. We love staying along the coast because you can see an amazing unobstructed view of the sunset.

Visit the Port Angeles website for more information and to plan and book your trip to Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula.

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#4 Sequim

Sequim is located in Clallam County, Washington along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The area is known for Dungeness crab and its lush lavender farms.

There are plenty of dining options to choose from. We also highly recommend exploring the natural beauty of Sequim. There are plenty of hikes along the Dungeness river and Strait of Juan de Fuca that we invite you to explore.
Be sure to add a visit to the Dungeness Spit and hike to the New Dungeness Lighthouse to your itinerary.

Visit the Visit Sunny Sequim website for travel information.

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#5 San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are absolutely breathtaking. The three main ferry-served Islands include San Juan IslandOrcas Island, and Lopez Island. They are the most populated and offer a wide variety of dining and nature experiences such as whale watching tours, bike rentals, hikes, and much more.

Visit the San Juan Islands website for more information and to book your next trip.

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#6 Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a the Oktoberfest destination. Located just 2 hours east of Seattle, it’s a great place to get out of the city and explore their little Bavarian town.

During Christmas, Leavenworth is decorated in lights and holiday decorations. During summer be ready for activities like hiking, rafting, paddleboard and definitely check the Leavenworth Farmers Market!

There are plenty of restaurants and activities for the entire family. Undoubtedly everyone will have fun!

Visit the city’s website for more information on how to book your trip, you can also check our 3 day itinerary to Leavenworth to get some inspiration of what to do and see.

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#7 Bellingham

Bellingham is just over two hours north of Seattle on the way to Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. There are plenty of places to drink, eat and enjoy the outdoors in Bellingham.

We love hiking Bellingham trails and seeking a sweet sunset spot. It’s also a great place to kayak and paddle board.

Visit our blog post on best things to do in a day trip to Bellingham or go to the city’s website for more information and to book your next excursion.

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Washington State has a lot to offer to it’s visitors, don’t forget to also check our 3 day Seattle itinerary or the Spokane guide, in case you want to experience fun, outdoor activities.

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