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Hit the Road: Funky Family Road Trips From Seattle

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

Lauren Braden

Published on: April 09, 2024

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Get out the map and hit the road for some family fun and adventure.

Road trip!

A good road trip is a rite of childhood: piling into the car and hitting the open road for a 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 music we play) is inevitable, and where memories of mileposts and milkshakes are created.

These seven 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.

Let’s go!

First up: The Southwest Washington Coast

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