Traveler’s Guide to the Best Road Trips in Washington State

Washington State boasts more than 71,000 square miles of natural beauty and excitement. From big cities to small towns in the mountains, to archipelagos, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring places to explore. To experience the most of what the Evergreen State has to offer, we recommend embarking on road trips in Washington State. Read on to learn more about six of the best Washington road trips! 

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Top 5 Road Trips in Washington State 

Adventure is out there! Ready to pack up and hit the road? Here are five road trip destinations you need to add to your Washington State bucket list! 

1. San Juan Islands 

The San Juan Islands are an archipelago between Washington State and Vancouver Island. While the term “islands” may make it seem like they’re hard to access, they’re surprisingly not! The most direct route for a road trip to the San Juan islands is to drive to Anacortes, WA, then board the Washington State Ferry. San Juan Island Outfitters is a great place to access more information about getting to the island! 

2. Olympic Peninsula 

The Olympic Peninsula is known as one of “Washington’s Most Majestic Places” and for good reason! This arm of western Washington State across the Puget Sound from the state’s biggest city, Seattle. This destination is best known as the home of Olympic National Park. During your visit to the park, you must visit the Enchanted Valley, which is an outdoor wonderland for hikers! 

3. Whidbey Island 

Whidby Island is another road trip destination in Puget Sound. This island spans nearly 170 square miles, which are filled with a variety of terrain from beaches to hills. Several ferry and bridge options that can lead you to Whidbey Island. Be sure to explore all of them to decide which is best for you! 

4. North Cascades National Park 

North Cascades National Park is one of the most magical places in Washington State. This national park is home to hundreds of glaciers, waterfalls, and more! It’s a popular destination for hiking or camping. Even better, its only about a 3.5-hour drive to Leavenworth, so it’s a great place to stop before heading over to our town! 

5. Leavenworth, Washington  

Leavenworth is Washington State’s hidden gem. Our small town in the Cascade Mountains is in the center of the state, so it’s a convenient homestead for road trippers traveling across the state! Make Pine River Ranch your homestead during your stop in Leavenworth. Our bed and breakfast boasts six suites, first-class amenities, and daily breakfast. It’s just what you need to kick back and relax while you explore the best road trips in Washington State.  

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