There are so many things to see and do in Seattle, but sometimes you just need to get away. It's a good thing there are so many great small towns and getaways nestled within driving distance of the city. It makes planning a day trip, simple overnight, or weekend away pretty simple, with no need to book a plane ticket. (Although in some cases, hopping on a train might be part of the fun.)
Looking for some really, really good bread? Head to Edison. Want to be wowed by Victorian architecture? Definitely make a trip over to Port Townsend. Want to take a trip back in time? Try Scandinavian Poulsbo or Bavarian Leavenworth. Want some natural wonders or just a great view? Try Snoqualmie or Coupeville.
No matter where you choose to visit, these small towns all offer much to see, eat, and do.
Looking for a driving-free destination? Here’s a selection of small-town vacations to take car-free.
Need something by the water? We’ve rounded up a selection of beach towns near Seattle, too.
Towns are ordered west to east.Read More