Best Day Trips From Seattle Seattle

4 Best Day Trips From Seattle

I’m partnering with Puget Sound Moving today to talk about some amazing day trips from Seattle you should consider if you find yourself in the area. Everyone knows Seattle is a popular tourist destination, but there’s so much to see outside of the big city, too!

Here are four of the best day trips from Seattle brought to you by Puget Sound Moving (with pictures from each place by yours truly!):

There are plenty of things to do for fun in Seattle, Washington – but there are also loads of really fun destinations nearby for anyone who wants to explore areas outside of the city limits. It doesn’t matter what your interests are, there is a day trip that is perfect for everyone. There are gorgeous state parks to see for those who love nature, plenty of islands to explore, beautiful gardens to stroll through, and even a handful of small towns to check out. Take a look at these four great Seattle, Washington day trips.


Located about an hour and a half from Seattle, the city boasts breathtaking scenery and an abundance of recreational opportunities. The northernmost city in the contiguous United States, Bellingham is home to more than 50,000 people. Summer activities for residents and visitors include golfing, hiking, whale watching, and fishing, while those who visit in the winter can ski at Mt. Baker or visit one of the galleries or museums in Bellingham.

Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge offers visitors picturesque views of the surrounding areas such as the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Peninsula. The charming island is packed with rural character and features numerous artisan wineries, a brewery, and an organic distillery. There are several acres of parks, trails to hike, and mesmerizing historical sites. Take the time to find a reputable company that specializes in moving and storage in Seattle if you are relocating from the city to the Island. If you are heading to Bainbridge Island simply to see the sights, get ready to fall in love with the views while riding the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry, and feel inspired by the island’s charm upon arrival. The island is a great place to live, work, and play.

Snoqualmie Falls

Just an hour from Seattle lies a beautiful 270-foot waterfall. Snoqualmie Falls is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its importance in the beliefs of the Snoqualmie people and is one of the state’s most loved scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million people visit the Falls annually. There is no admission fee to enter the two-acre park that surrounds Snoqualmie Falls. The area offers a short hiking trail, a handicap-accessible observation deck, and a picnic area to stop and have a bite to eat. Leashed pets are allowed. If you visit in the evening, enjoy the lights that illuminate the falls.

Mount Rainier National Park

Just under two hours from Seattle, you can find yourself at Mount Rainier National Park. The Park encompasses over 236,00 acres, and at more than 14,000 feet above sea level, the active volcano is the most glaciated peak in the U.S.A.

There are several climbing spots and trails for hiking and the park also offers visitor centers, dining options, and picnic areas. Wildlife is abundant in the park. If you plan to visit the iconic Mount Rainer often, consider buying an annual pass. Visitors love this famous Washington landmark.

If you have a day or two, consider checking out these day trips from Seattle. Get ready to explore, take in some breathtaking views, and inhale the fresh ocean air.

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    September 22, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Looks so serene and peaceful there. My kind of place for sure!

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    September 25, 2017 at 2:45 AM

    The nature looks absolutely breathtaking!

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    October 4, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    I was sooo close to visiting Seattle last month. Should have been to a Swedish friend’s crayfish party, but my med school schedule changed, so I had to stay in Copenhagen:/ Would love to visit someday. I saw that there’s a mountain called Mt Cougar. Sounds like something for me, ha ha:)

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      October 4, 2017 at 10:17 PM

      Awww, that would have been so fun!! Haha, Cougar Mountain is a place my dad always talks about because I guess he hiked it when he was a kid. I’ve never been there myself, though! I’d love to meet up someday if you ever make it here! :)

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    October 6, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    Seattle is such a good jumping off point! I loved going to see the tulips at Mt. Vernon when I lived there.

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      October 12, 2017 at 9:05 AM

      Yes! That’s another great thing to add to the list. We went there on Easter once, thinking, “It’s a holiday, nobody will be there, it’ll be great,” but turns out everybody decided to go that day to take family portraits for Easter, lol. It was still beautiful, though!

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