Vacation Ideas in Washington
What to do and places to visit in Washington State
|For some of the best family vacation ideas in
go through this quick guide to interesting places and fun things to do.
Finally, everything is set! Your schedule is clear,
and you have enough free time to make some unforgettable
memories. And what better way to do it than
a road-trip vacation with your loved ones? But where to start? Washington State offers so many
possibilities and many opportunities for fun, relaxation, and
quality family time. Here are some of the best family vacation
ideas in Washington State to help you make that tough
For the only urban option on our list, we had to go with Seattle. This city and
surrounding areas simply offer too many fantastic opportunities, both if you come for a visit
and if you decide to put down roots
|Seattle is a popular choice for a family vacation with
its urban places to see,
as well as explore the natural wonders surrounding it.
Seattle is the largest city in Washington State and a
bustling seaport. It is always alive and
vibrant, making it a perfect destination any time of year. As an urban
center, it offers all the amenities a city can. But what really makes it stand out among its peers
is the pristine beauty surrounding it. Lush forests, awe-inspiring mountains, soothing waters of Pudget Sound. Seattle is truly
blessed with the best of both worlds.
As for what to do in Seattle, the possibilities are limitless:
• Enflame the spark of genius in your kids at
the Pacific Science Center.
• Thrill them with the visit
to The Museum of Flight.
• Hitch a ferry ride and spend a day at
serene Bainbridge Island.
• Inspire them to become rockstars. Take
them to see rock'n'roll shows at Experience Music
• Of course, a visit to Seattle wouldn't
be complete without paying a visit to its most famous landmark - The Space Needle.
Now, how many cities can brag about having a waterfall smack in the middle of
downtown? Spokane can! And it's exactly why visiting it is one of the
best family vacation ideas in Washington State.
Once a mining town, Spokane today is vastly different from its predecessor. After
a massive fire that destroyed the city in 1889, there was an effort to rebuild it. And did they succeed!
Downtown Spokane is a unique amalgamation of old and
new. Reworked old buildings crate a true blast from the past, while
modern ones keep you rooted in the present. Even a short stroll through the city will make you want to call
move here, and luckily, you can call Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage and make this city
your permanent residence.
For the best experience, be sure to come during
summer — the city blossoms during this time. And we're not
talking flowers only, but also fun events in which you can
partake. Adventurous souls can go rafting or kayaking. Kids can
enjoy splash park in the middle of Riverfront Park. Or you can take a gondola ride over Spokane Falls and
enjoy the beautiful vista from high above.
Bavaria is a state in south-east Germany. And – it is
also in Washington State. Leavenworth brings a piece of Europe from
all the way across the pond. It is the perfect place to visit
throughout the year.
If you come during the
winter, Sleigh Ride at
Mountain Springs Lodge is a must. Snuggle cozily with your family
while enjoying nature's snowy vistas, all while listening to the driver/guide talk about the history of the area
|No need to travel to the distant Scandinavia for a
great sleigh ride,
when you can experience it at Lavenworth Reindeer Farm.
This is also where Santa gets his reindeer. Well, ok, not really. But it's certainly a great way to excite your kids before
visiting Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.
During spring and summer, the surrounding areas become otherworldly. Lake Wenatchee State Park and Waterfront Park are excellent for camping or family picnics. Go
on an adventure as you hike through the untouched nature of Icicle Gorge. Rightfully named so, Enchantment Park
may leave you drained of energy but filled with joy.
Leavenworth is a place you have to visit at least once in your life. It is a great
place to have quality time with family and, of course, to visit Bavaria without leaving the States.
We can't talk about the best family vacation ideas in Washington State and not
mention Mount Rainier. This is among the best places in
the US to enjoy nature. Also, one of the cheapest.
To experience everything Mt. Rainier has to offer, it's best
to plan your getaway here for the summer
months. When the snow melts, the mountain truly comes
Small towns scattered across the Rainier region offer fun children's activities;
definitely worth including in your visit! But what this area is really
best known for are its hiking and nature adventures. A hike to
the Tipsoo Lake is a
must. The vibrant colors of meadow flowers and greenery of the surrounding forest will leave you
Grove of the Patriarchs is a
fantastic hiking trail. Stroll around surrounded by giant trees, lush nature, and crystal clear streams. It is a
place on Earth – but it will make you feel like you're on another planet.
San Juan Islands
The San Juan Islands are a true
treat if you love everything about Robinson Crusoe. Except for the "desert" island part, of course. It is a perfect
destination for adventurous families.
|Whale watching is a fantastic experience, as you see
these magnificent animals
bursting out of water in a seeming gravity-defying manner.
The archipelago is home to surreal
landscapes and bustling wildlife. This makes it a heaven for outdoorsy
explorers. There's always something new to see, whether it be the landscape, plant, or animal.
experiences you can find here are:
Whale watching at Lime Kiln Point State Park. The sheer beauty of the place aside, it's one of the few places where you can see whales from
land. And it is a magnificent sight! And after that, don't forget to visit The Whale Museum and learn more about these gentle
Sea puppies! Water bunnies! No matter what you want to call them, seals are always
entertaining. So don't miss the opportunity to see them at Shark Reef
Sheep, donkey and giraffe
A prancing sheep-donkey-giraffe thingies! Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm is auto-include when
you plan a family
vacation. Pro tip: they are friendly, but it might be best to keep your
distance. You know, like with llamas. If they like you - you're good. If they don't, let's just say you'll need a
good bath after a close encounter with these silly beasties.
Best family vacation ideas in Washington State do not end
The Evergreen State is one of the most beautiful in all the
US. With so many beautiful locations, it's tough to pick only one. Still,
one thing is certain – whichever you choose, it will be a fantastic
experience. Traveling already has many benefits, but
when you do it with people you love the most, it becomes the best thing in your life.
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