7 Spontaneous Day Trips That Are Less Than 3 Hours Away From Seattle

Woodland gardens, boozy cider, & Hobbit houses await!
7 Day Trips From Seattle That Are At Least Three Hours Away

Road trip! If you're looking for some fun outside of the city, these day trips from Seattle are perfect if you love to travel on a whim. You can forget about a lengthy itinerary and let your spontaneous side loose.

From a storybook wonderland and fairytale gardens to charming u-pick farms, all of these spots will show you the magical side of the Pacific Northwest.

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If you're up for a random drive to Northern Oregon or a quick trip west of the city, you'll love all of the destinations on this list. 

All you need to bring is your favorite playlist, travel buddies, a camera, and you're bound to have a fantastic time.

Who's ready for these quick trips less than three hours away?


Price: Free

Address: Leavenworth, WA

Why You Need To Go: About two-hours east, you'll stumble across the cutest mini Bavarian town.

The Brothers Greenhouses

Price: Free

Address: 3200 Victory Dr. SW, Port Orchard, WA

Why You Need To Go: This charming plant nursery is the best place to buy a leafy friend and visit a Hobbit house.

Enchanted Forest 

Price: $14.50

Address: 8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR

Why You Need To Go: Snag a ticket five days in advance so that you can be transported to a storybook wonderland.

Mount Rainer National Park

Price: $30 per vehicle

Address: 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford, WA

Why You Need To Go: With five developed areas to explore, this spot is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Cider bar

Address: 124 Center Rd., Chimacum, WA

Why You Need To Go: One word: cider.

Bellewood Farms & Distillery

Price: Put price here

Address: 6140 Guide Meridian Rd., Lynden, WA

Why You Need To Go: There are a variety of seasonal events, plus year-round boozy cider slushies!

Meerkerk Gardens

Price: $5

Address: 3531 Meerkerk Ln., Greenbank, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can walk through woodland gardens that feel like something out of a fairytale.

Which place will you visit first?

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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