Seattle - Olympic National Park - Seattle (121 miles)
Today, we will visit Olympic National Park, where we will see Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent and many other great wonders of natural beauty. Later in the afternoon, we will take a ferry back to Seattle, getting a fantastic view of the city. If the ferry is unavailable due to scheduling conflicts or inclement weather, we will drive back to Seattle instead.
Olympic National Park, WA
This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northwesternmost corner of the United States is best known for being part of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet. It is also home to gorgeous coastline and a portion of the Olympic Mountains.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $35
Located within Washington's Olympic National Park, this mountainous region is a popular destination for hiking, skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, several picnic areas open up, making this a great spot for a day-trip from nearby Seattle.
If bad weather prevents us from reaching the Hurricane Ridge, we will go to the temperate rain forest area of the Olympic National Park.
This deep lake in the heart of Olympic National Park holds water that is a brilliant hue of bright blue. It was formed during the last Ice Age by thousands of years of glacial activity.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion / Quality Inn / Comfort Inn / Hampton Inn or similar
Seattle - Snoqualmie - Leavenworth - Seattle (156 miles)
Today, we will visit Snoqualmie Falls before visiting Leavenworth, a German-style town in the middle of Washington State which often have large events ( depending on the day of the road to decide how long the stay). We will enjoy an authentic German lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Seattle later in the afternoon.
Located near the waterfalls of the same name, this small town near Seattle us home to the Northwest Railway Museum and is named for the local Native American tribe that once inhabited the area.
This waterfall is located in Washington, in the greater Seattle area, along the river of the same name. The falls and the town gained international recognition when they were used as filming locations for the hit show "Twin Peaks."
This small town in central Washington is a popular ski destination. The town center is designed after a Bavarian village. It hosts an annual Oktoberfest celebration.