• Deepali Sachwani

Ultimate List of Top Weekend Getaways in Washington State

Take a break from the monotonous routine and plan a weekend escape that involves every kind of activity and fun.

1. Langley, Whidbey Island, WA

Langley is a seaside village overlooking Saratoga Passage and the Cascade Mountains on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound in Washington State. You can escape this weekend by enjoying the beauty of its brick buildings, shopping for local clothes and food products. The must-visit places include enjoying free wine and knowledge at Whidbey Island Distillery and having a peaceful tryst with nature at the Earth Sanctuary. You can even learn about whales at the Langley Whale Center and enjoy theater at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

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2. Long Beach, WA If you are a beach-lover, you will enjoy Long Beach thoroughly. It is one of the longest beaches on the West Coast and even holds the record for the World’s Drivable Beach. The beach is home to a variety of marine life and even birds like Great Blue Herons, Trumpeter Swans. The best time to visit is in August when the beach hosts its International Kite Festival. The skyline looks beautiful with colorful kites flying. You can join others by flying a kite and even visit a Kite museum.

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3. North Cascades National Park, WA

If you hate crowded places and love being by yourself, this escape is perfect for you! A 3 hours drive away from Seattle, a place where you can have the most beautiful views and the best pictures. This park shouts ‘Nature is Calling’, as it is surrounded by majestic mountains, waterfalls, forests, and lakes. Camping, wildlife, hiking - this place has it all!

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4. La Conner, WA La Conner in Skagit County, located between Seattle and Vancouver BC, is a beautiful romantic weekend getaway. This small town is known for its annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival which takes place in April. At the festival, you can see fields and fields of colorful bright tulips all around you. If that doesn’t excite you, they have a daffodil festival in March too. You can even visit the vineyards, museums, art galleries, and the state park in the town to have a memorable time.

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5. Cle Elum, WA

You should visit Cle Elum if you are looking for an outdoor adventure and love being around nature’s beauty. Take a hike and witness the most mesmerizing views or a casual walk around the historic buildings. Explore the beauty of Cle Elum on a horse into Alpine Lake or rent a bike, go mountain biking downhill. That’s not all! There is ice skating, dirt biking, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and so much more in this city.

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