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4 Small Towns That Offer Big Fun

Sweet summer day trips within 90 minutes of Seattle

Published on: April 27, 2018

father and son on bikes

Day trips the whole family will love

What’s the perfect recipe for a summer day trip? Each family will have a different answer to that question, but I’m willing to bet there are some common ingredients, at least for us Puget Sound–area parents: Not too long of a drive. Water to splash in. And a small town to explore that offers history, whimsy and grown-up-worthy grub.

If you unfold your map, any direction leads to tiny, tantalizing destinations. Some are well-known and worthy: La Conner and Langley to the north; Olympia to the south; Snoqualmie and Enumclaw to the east. We’ve uncovered three lesser-known small towns (and one subset of a very big town) that offer big summer fun, all within a 90-minute drive of Seattle.

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