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Hit the Road: Funky Family Road Trips From Seattle

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

For most family vacations these days, the journey is not the destination. We want to just hurry up and get there, already. But there was a time when piling into the car and hitting the open road was the quintessential summer adventure, the kind of trip where family bonding (and squabbling over what’s on the radio) was inevitable, where memories of mileposts and milkshakes were created. It’s time to bring back the family road trip!

These six 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 at fantastic roadside eats.

Each stop is handpicked to add a unique experience to your trip. Choose your own adventure — and with gas prices lower than they have been in recent years, this summer is the perfect time.

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