Don't let the summer slip away without having some thrilling adventures! Whether you're craving outdoor exploration, scenic beauty, or unique experiences, we've got you covered.
Best part? You don't need to break the bank or sacrifice too much time – all these fabulous day trips are less than 1.5 hours away from Seattle! So, grab your keys, gas up the car (or charge it up), and let's embark on unforgettable activities in our own backyard.
Explore the Beauty of Bainbridge Island!
Connected to Seattle by ferry, this island is a haven of natural wonders and vibrant culture. Discover breathtaking beaches, among the best in Washington, and immerse yourself in the rich history at the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, shedding light on the tragic deportations during World War II. Wander through galleries, and museums, and indulge in some retail therapy. For nature lovers, the Grand Forest Park Trail promises unforgettable hikes. Or simply unwind on the island's serene beaches, enjoying a day of relaxation and tranquility. Bainbridge Island offers something for everyone!
Looking for a Fun Day Trip? Head to Lake Sammamish!
Just a short ride from Seattle, this gem is beloved by locals. Nestled within a 531-acre state park, the lake stretches an impressive seven miles long and 1.5 miles wide! On sunny days, dive into the refreshing waters for a relaxing swim. For added excitement, rent water sports gear from Tibbetts Beach, one of the two sandy beaches in the area. Get ready for a day of endless fun and adventure at Lake Sammamish!
Love Waterfalls? Discover Seattle's Best Day Trip!
Embark on a waterfall adventure, with not one, but three breathtaking cascades waiting for you! First up is the mighty Snoqualmie Falls, roaring with raw beauty. Next, Twin Falls, among the tallest in the area, will leave you in awe. And let's not forget Franklin Falls, a 135-ft wonder visible from a scenic hiking trail. Visit all three waterfalls, one epic day trip from Seattle!
We'd love to hear more about your favorite day trips, too!