We are officially one month away from the beginning of fall! There are many things to look forward to this season, like Halloween costumes, crisp afternoons, and pumpkin spice lattes! But maybe one of the best parts is the Washington fall road trips to see the colors change.

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The Evergreen State can be a very magical place this time of year, and there is so much to explore.

From enchanting forests and small towns to lush botanical gardens, there's no shortage of stunning places to see. 

If you're lucky, the weather will stay warm through October, but if not — here are six road trip destinations that will give you stunning autumn views.


Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 12001 Main St., Bellevue, WA

Why You Need To Go: Botanical gardens are always a hit, and you'll see the perfect fall colors.

Paradise At Mt. Rainer

Location: Paradise, WA

Why You Need To Go: Paradise at the bottom of Mt. Rainier looks like a meadow out of a fairytale with fantastic foliage and views of the mountain.

Skagit Valley

Location: Skagit Valley, WA

Why You Need To Go: It's a perfect place to visit if you're craving vibrant fall colors.


Location: Winthrop, WA

Why You Need To Go: This town has a country outlaw vibe and it's surrounded by the triple threat of views.


Location: Leavenworth, WA

Why You Need To Go: After checking out the fall scenery, head into downtown for a German-inspired beer or seasonal treats.

The North Cascades

Where: North Cascades National Park, WA

Why You Need To Go: Bundle up to get views of Mt. Rainier and enjoy the crisp weather.

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