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Hit the Road: Funky Family Road Trips From Seattle

5 scenic road trips around Washington, from the North Olympic Peninsula to Grand Coulee

Lauren Braden
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Published on: April 05, 2021

Dad and kids standing at the trunk of their car taking a selfie at the outset of their family road trip

Road trip!

For many family vacations these days, the journey is the destination. The pandemic has brought back the family road trip: piling into the car and hitting the open road for family adventure. These are the kinds of trips where we orient our kids to the travel of our youth, where bonding (and squabbling over what’s on the radio) is inevitable, and where memories of mileposts and milkshakes are created. Let's go!

These five driving routes from the Seattle area will immerse you in the heart and soul of Northwest landscapes and communities: You’ll feel the spray of waterfalls, smell the desert sage, stop at funky attractions for fun photo ops and fill up on fantastic roadside eats.

Each stop is handpicked to add a unique experience to your trip. Use the arrows above the image to choose your next adventure.

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