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Spring & Summer in Seattle

Visit Seattle in the spring and summer and you’ll quickly see why so many fall in love with this city. With the sun setting past 8pm, summer days stretch into evenings of brewery hopping and paddle boarding.

Washington’s three national parks are all within three hours of Seattle: the volcanic Mt. Rainier whose majesty is obvious even from the city; North Cascades National Park for jaw dropping mountain views; and Olympic National Park, our most popular destination.

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Discover your dream trip

Grab your flannels and get ready for adventure! From harvest season in Washington’s wine valleys to ski season on the many mountains, from Oktoberfest celebrations to whale migration season, every kind of explorer can experience the wonder of the PNW.

Olympic National Park remains our most popular destination year-round. In the rainy season, you can experience the Hoh Rainforest in all its glory. For a snowy setting, snowshoe at Mt. Baker, cross the border for skiing at Whistler, or visit the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for Washington’s most magical Christmas celebration.

Regional Highlights

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Mt. Rainier

Hoh Rainforest

Olympic Peninsula

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The Cascades Loop

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The Oregon Coast

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Biking
Enjoy cycling through the most bike friendly city in the nation.

Enjoy cycling through the most bike friendly city in the nation. Enjoy cycling through the most bike friendly city in the nation.

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Explore trails of a range of landscapes and difficulties.

Explore a wide selection of trails through a range of landscapes and difficulties. Explore a wide selection of trails through a range of landscapes and difficulties.

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Relax and paddle away on some beautiful bodies of water.

Relax and paddle away on some beautiful bodies of water. Relax and paddle away on some beautiful bodies of water.

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Mt. St. Helens
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North Cascades National Park
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Olympic National Park
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Seattle

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Visit Seattle in the spring and summer and you’ll quickly see why so many fall in love with this city. With the sun setting past 8pm, summer days stretch into evenings of brewery hopping and paddle boarding.

Grab your flannels and get ready for adventure! From harvest season in Washington’s wine valleys to ski season on the many mountains, from Oktoberfest celebrations to whale migration season, every kind of explorer can experience the wonder of the PNW.

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Seattle Itinerary

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Day 1

Start your trip with a scenic Washington Ferry on your way to Port Townsend. Enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront, tour the historic Point Wilson Lighthouse, and try to spot a whale from the top.

There are so many unique overnight options on the peninsula. One of our favorites is a working alpaca farm!

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Day 2

Wind your way up through Olympic National Park toward the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Pull off at one of the many scenic stopping points and slide out your kitchen to cook with a view. After fueling up, hike Klahhane Ridge and find yourself surrounded by spectacular views of the Salish Sea and Olympic mountains.

The vast Olympic National Forest is an ideal spot to try dispersed camping. We’ll send you recommendations and instructions for finding the perfect spot, and we recommend doing so before dark.

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Day 3

Start your day early to check out Devil’s Punchbowl, an iconic spot on Lake Crescent. Then head around the lake to hike to Marymere Falls. This trail is rated as easy and is one of our favorites year-round. You will adventure through mossy trees and crystal clear rivers to arrive at a towering waterfall.

Make your way to the coast for a surreal sunset, then settle in at another scenic campsite.

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Day 4

A trip to the Olympic National Park wouldn’t be complete without a day spent on Washington’s dramatic and rocky shores. Hike the Ozette Triangle for a canopy bridge trail and coastal walk, or sightsee at Ruby Beach to lounge with stunning rockwall giants before looping back to Seattle.

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Day 5

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"The entire experience was excellent. From arriving at the vehicle, to the app check in, to camping and check out. It was entirely stress free. ❤ "

Heather

"The whole itinerary was so amazing and definitely one of the reasons why I’m going to keep coming back to you guys."

Bryan

"Seattle is the perfect location for taking the van out as there are so many options to visit in the area!"

Sarah

"Such a great beginner van trip for those that have never taken one!"

Edward