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Family Adventure Guide, Summer 2015

Author Elisa Murray

Published on: November 01, 2015

Find your Northwest summer adventure!

Long twilights. A ferry chugging across Puget Sound. Driftwood and tides. Swimming holes. Many of the best things about a Northwest summer are free, and ParentMap’s Family Adventure Guide is chock full of cheap thrills, from the best deals of summer to the best walk-on ferry adventures.

The guide also includes the best-kept-secrets of Seattle tourist attractions, top spots for dining al fresco and unforgettable driving routes from Seattle, kitsch and nosh stops included.

Also, click here for the flip-thru version of the guide.

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Ferry Tales

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Road trips

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Last-minute camping

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Great Northwest Lodges

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More Family Travel Fun

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