8 Places To Escape To In Washington If You Can't Afford A Vacation
It's time to squeeze in those last summer road trips. If you're feeling some strain on your wallet from all the summer activities already — these Washington State places to visit will feel like a world away! And you don't even need your passport to visit them.
From the cuteness overload of a Bavarian town to the rolling hills surrounding Lake Chelan, there are endless possibilities in the Evergreen State.
Or you can head up to Bellingham, a little college town with tons of cute eateries in the area as well as seafood along the waterfront.
Check out Fairhaven, a darling part of Bellingham that feels like a town out of a fairy tale.
Are you ready for an affordable vacation right in the Pacific Northwest (PNW)?
Visit A European-Inspired Town
Location: Leavenworth, WA
Why You Need To Go: This mini-Bavarian German town is full of charm and tons of natural beauty.
Take A Dip In Blue Water
Location: Lake Chelan, WA
Why You Need To Go: It is perfect for camping and swimming, whether you're looking to get away with your loved ones or your friends.
Visit A Fairytale Land
Address: Columbia River Gorge, WA
Why You Need To Go: This area has some of the most beautiful natural wonders that the PNW has to offer.
Check Out A Mini 'Niagara Falls'
Location: Snoqualmie Falls, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can also visit and stay at the Salish Lodge, which sits right on top of the falls.
See The 'Swiss Alps' Of The PNW
Location: Skykomish, WA
Why You Need To Go: Skykomish is full of hikes, river swimming, and rafting opportunities.
Feel Transported On These Unreal Islands
Location: San Juan Islands, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can kayak, check out the sea life of the Puget Sound, go hiking, and more!
Check Out A Fairytale-Like City
Location: Bellingham, WA
Why You Need To Go: The little city has tons of great seafood, incredible hikes, and cute shopping in the downtown area.
Sample Your Way Through Wine Country
Location: Woodinville, WA
Why You Need To Go: With countless wineries neighboring each other, the walk or Uber ride to different ones makes a day of tasting so easy.
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