San Juan Islands
A summer visit to the San Juan Islands offers visitors a cooler climate and beautiful views. The wildlife in the area is a big attraction, including sea lions, ospreys, and otters as well as the famous whales and incredible whale watching.
Bellevue Botanical Gardens
These 53 acres of cultivated gardens, woodlands, and wetlands put the flora of Washington State on display. Visitors to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens can take part in hands-on workshops to learn more about how to cultivate their own gardens.
Hike Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier is another iconic feature of Washington State. Add Mount Rainier to your summer bucket list, this National Park cannot be missed on a tour of Washington State. Mount Rainier, which is an active volcano, is the backdrop of Seattle and can be seen from much of the state.
Wine Tasting in Woodinville
Washington is home to some of the best wine in the world, and people living or exploring Seattle have a great wine tasting area nearby: Woodinville. This wine-loving town is about a 30-minute drive from Seattle and has more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms.
Point Defiance Park
Point Defiance is a scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens, and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium. It has great hiking paths, running trails, and access to beachfront water.