For many, the iconic movie Sleepless in Seattle rings a bell, or the historic landmark, the Space Needle when they think of Seattle. However, these are just a few things the city is known for. Seattle is a perfect place to visit on a road trip. Just a few hours from both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, you really can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose.
If you are in Seattle for a quick stopover, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Ranging from shopping to sports entertainment, to historic landmarks. In this post, we’re naming just a few of many activities that can be seen in just one day.
Fireworks, barbecues, summertime and fun in the sun! There’s no better time to indulge in all that summer than on the Fourth of July. For some of us, the east coast is the place to be. Some will be in New York City’s Times Square. Or some may be right on the Hudson River looking at the spectacular firework show. However, for others, the West Coast is where they will be for a night of fireworks and celebrations.
If you’re planning on heading out west for the Fourth of July, be sure to spend the holiday in one of these amazing West Coast destinations.
When most people hear “Washington state”, they generally think about cold, rainy weather, coffee, and grunge music. However, what many people don’t realize is that Washington is actually home to some beautiful beaches. It may not always be the tropical day with your feet in the water and sand, but for those seeking a day away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, a day at the beach is always a great idea.
Traveling is one of the best things to do. Some of us love to hop in the car and get away, while others enjoy being on a cruise ship and sailing away for a few days. Regardless of where you’re traveling to, by plane, train or boat, you’ll have to get through a port or a station of some sort. Sometimes, you may even have to spend hours there!
The USA has a fantastic array of libraries, big and small, public and academic, for you to explore. Whether you go to see their general collection of books, to visit the rare books and manuscripts they contain, or to ogle the stunning architecture, these libraries are great destinations for you as you drive the nation.
As part of the Cascade Range which extends from Northern California into Canada, North Cascades National Park features everything from waterfalls and glaciers to meadows and sub alpine forests. Tucked into the upper Northwest corner of Washington State, it is a huge area of unspoiled wilderness worth visiting.
Less than a three-hour drive from downtown Seattle, this National Park can immediately transport you to an entirely different world. The North Cascades provides an escape year round where you can enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking during the summer and snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling during the winter.