Easy Weekend Getaways from Seattle: Short Breaks in the Pacific Northwest

Easy Weekend Getaways from Seattle: Short Breaks in the Pacific Northwest

by Anna Katz

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A weekend warrior’s guide to the best expeditions within striking distance of Seattle

Seattle is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the United States, and while there’s plenty to explore in the Emerald City, sometimes residents just need to get away from it all. Lush green forests perfect for hiking, tiny islands, charming fishing villages, and even British Columbia’s most authentic Chinese food, are all accessible within a few hours’ drive from the bustling metropolis.

Easy Weekend Getaways from Seattleguides both travelers and Seattleites alike through their next weekend expedition. Whether you want to do serious hiking and biking, visit breweries, or tour locations fromTwin PeaksorTwilight, this guidebook suggests a variety of destinations and travel tips for people of all interests planning their next weekend getaway in the Pacific Northwest. Chapters cover foodie getaways, romantic mini-breaks, the great outdoors, and quiet time, with perfectly curated itineraries to match your travel mood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682683903
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,173,617
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anna Katz is a writer and editor, and the author of Swimming Holes of Washington: Perfect Places to Play. She lives with her family, in Seattle. You can find her at helloannakatz.com.

Table of Contents

Welcome 8

Map: Easy Weekend Getaways From Seattle 10

Top 10 Experiences 12

Part 1 Foodie Getaways

Chapter 1 Wine in Woodinville 15

Chapter 2 Shellfish in South Puget Sound and Hood Canal 26

South Puget Sound: Olympia, Tenino, Tumwater, Lacey 33

South Hood Canal: Union, Shelton, Hoodsport 44

Chapter 3 Beer and Beyond in Skagit Valley 50

Bow-Edison 58

Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, Concrete 62

La Conner & Anacortes 69

Chapter 4 Chinese Delights in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 75

Chapter 5 Artisanal Eats in Port Townsend 91

Part 2 Romantic Mini-Breaks

Chapter 6 In a Tree in Issaquah and Snoqualmie Valley 105

Issaquah 109

Carnation 114

Snoqualmie & North Bend 120

Chapter 7 Small-Town Vibes in Bainbridge Island 125

Chapter 8 Pure Hedonism in Portland 140

Chapter 9 Fantasy in Forks 160

Chapter 10 Soak in Soap lake 168

Part 3 The Great Outdoors

Chapter 11 Rain Forest and Coast of the Olympic Peninsula 175

Sequim 185

Port Angeles 192

La Push 199

Chapter 12 Waters of the San Juan Islands 203

Orcas Island 209

San Juan Island 216

Lopez Island 224

Chapter 13 Mountains of Methow Valley 230

Mazama 234

Winthrop 237

Twisp 243

Part 4 Quiet Time

Chapter 14 Meditation and Contemplation on Whidbey Island 249

Chapter 15 Art and Music in Leavenworth 263

Chapter 16 DIY Retreat in Trout Lake 275

Chapter 17 Rural Retreats 280

Northwest Vipassana Center in Onalaska 280

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock 281

Part 5 Itineraries

Woodinville Ropes Course and Wine Itinerary 283

Whidby Island Itinerary 284

Vanagon Bainbridge Island Itinerary 284

Biking the Olympic Discovery Trail Itinerary 285

Cascade Loop Itinerary 287

Resources 289

Acknowledgments 290

Index 291

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