Best Road Trip from Seattle... GO!

May 15, 2018

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It's road trip season, and we are getting that itch to shake the dust off, fill up with a tank of gas and hit the road! We're looking for the "Best Road Trip from Seattle"! What corner of Washington with all it's hidden treasures should we hit this summer? 

Here are some suggestions we found and places we've visited along the way. Please help us add to the list! 

Whidbey Island, WA

Distance from Seattle: 35 miles, 1.30-hour drive

Deception Pass alone is worth the drive, but this beautiful island a short drive north of Seattle is filled with natural wonders, country side, and beautiful views. 

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Friday Harbor, WA

Distance from Seattle: 103 miles, 3.15-hour drive

Once you make it to San Juan Island, Friday Harbor will be the start of your journey! There's so many magical things to explore including South Beach, the lavender orchards, and the views of the Straight of Juan de Fuca. 

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Olympic National Park, WA

Distance from Seattle: 110 miles, 2.25-hour drive

The awe inspiring mountains, lakes, and streams seem to be never ending in Olympic National Park. 

-- But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen, We will work for ourself and a woman, for ever and ever, Amen. (Quote by - Rudyard Kipling) #hikeday #treeporn #natureview #hiker #mountainbikes #outsideworkout #mountainriver #travelnotebook #hikeoregon #hikelikeagirl #experienceofalifetime #camp #olympicnationalpark #climbhigher #hikerchat #mountainwalk #maps #hiketrail #foresthill #park #viewpoint #mountainhouse #roadtripping

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Diablo Lake, WA

Distance from Seattle: 124 miles, 2.25-hour drive

You would never imagine that a lake could be this green, but there it is in all it's glory! 

Photo from @paigeyeoman || Diablo Lake || This image was the second most popular feature on @washingtonexplored this week - #WashingtonExplored is a member of the #ExploredCo family || #Washington #DiabloLake

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The Mountain Loop 

Distance from Seattle: 175 miles round-trip, 4.5 hours of driving time

The Mountain Loop is the wilderness gateway to Glacier Peak, one of our most active volcanoes, plus they see Bigfoot here A LOT! 

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Wenatchee Valley to Lake Chelan

Distance from Seattle: 180 miles one-way, 3.5 hours of driving time

Whether you're into wine tastings, boating, hiking, bike trails, or great restaurants it's all in one place at Lake Chelan. 

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What's your favorite road trip from Seattle?! What should we add to the list?