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4 Fantastic Day Trip Destinations for Seattle-Area Families

Sweet small-town family day trips (that are not too far away!)

Author Elisa Murray

Published on: May 23, 2019

4 Fantastic Day Trip Destinations for Seattle-Area Families


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 tantalizing day-trip 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 enclave of a very big town) that offer big fun in all four directions — and all within a 90-minute drive of Seattle.

Use the arrows above the image to check out the options and hit the road!

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