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Best Weekend Getaways to Drive to From Seattle

Hello, Seattle Washington! All of us in the Pacific Northwest agree that Seattle is an incredible city to explore and reside. Sometimes, you just want to get away and see what else this beautiful area has to offer. Thankfully you have a reliable Subaru to get you there.

Here are the BEST places to drive to from Seattle if you haven't been yet...or even if you have!

Pretty Friday Harbor by Ruth Hartnup is licensed under CC 2.0

Friday Harbor, WA

Just 103 miles away from Seattle, this small seaside village is the perfect getaway from the big city. The homey, small town feel will have you greeting strangers on the street while checking out the boutique stores along the seaside by day, and jamming to local music with your new friends at night. Since most things are within walking distance, leave your car behind and take a ferry to this destination for a couple days to disconnect.

Morning at Lake of The Angels by Nick Mealey is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Olympic National Park, WA

Similar in distance at 110 miles from Seattle, this park meets the needs of your inner rustic boy or girl scout. The park includes mountains, beaches, lakes, hot springs, and rainforests while spreading over one million acres!

With not many roads, this is the perfect place to hike, camp, ski, swim, and explore. They even have a few annual "free park" days if you're on a budget.

Upper Pond by Grieg Pedersen is licensed under CC BY 2.0

TreeHouse Point

Who knew you could hide out in a treehouse 25 miles away from the city! Each fully furnished treehouse is uniquely decorated with handmade art and furniture.

Perfect place to completely disconnect, unwind, have peace and quiet, and read your favorite novel. Nearby, you will have access to hiking trails and local farmers' markets, as well as local entertainment.

Salish Lodge and Spa by Jeff Hitchcock is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Salish Lodge and Spa

Want to get away from the city, yet still feel completely pampered? This lodge and spa is only a 35 minute drive that overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls. This is the perfect romantic getaway that has been renovated to modern amenities including in room whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

Leavenworth, Washington by Gary is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Leavenworth, WA

A little farther out at 135 miles away, this faux Bavarian village is completely unique from anywhere else in Washington. Not only are you among the scenic Cascade mountains, but where else are you going to get to be among another culture like this, by only traveling this short distance?

Indulging in schnitzel, oversized beers, and sausages while surrounded by people dressed in lederhosen, you will also have the option to hike, bike, ski, or river raft Really...what more could you want?

Yakima Wine Tour by Tracy Hunter is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Yakima, WA

Beer isn't your thing? Don't worry, Washington has some of the best wine regions! Among some of the first, is Yakima. Known for it's beautiful, sunny weather, this is the perfect location for top notch wine and vineyards.

Surrounded by cultured activities, you'll be able to see the naturally grown grapes while also checking out wild asparagus and other plants. This destination is 142 miles from Seattle, and with all the drinking options available, you will want to book couple nights.

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Suncadia Resort

Closer but still includes wine, this resort is 80 miles east of Seattle. Home of a winery, golf course, ice skating rink, spa, and restaurants - this is a great place to go with a significant other or family. The spa includes multiple treatment options, as well as a fitness center and pool with indoor water slides!

Washington really does offer something for everyone. It's incredible to research what is right outside your doorstep. These are incredible options, and only a small percentage of what is available!

As always, before embarking on any long drive, please make sure your Subaru is tuned up and ready to go so you can fully enjoy any destination with the peace of mind that your reliable vehicle will take care of the journey. Bring your Subaru in for a checkup! Click here to schedule an appointment at Suburb Service, or call (206) 705-8695 to reach our Seattle location.