Now that summer is over, weekends are the perfect time to discover new places on a fall road trip with the family. Take a road trip and enjoy seasonal activities just a hop, skip and a jump away from Seattle.
Family fun road trip to Anacortes
Don’t just drive through to catch a ferry to the San Juan Islands, stick around and explore Anacortes your family-friendly fall road trip. The town is steeped in rich history and the walking tour is not to be missed. Hearty hikers will enjoy a trek up Mount Erie for fall foliage and sweeping views out to sea. For easier trails, explore Washington Park’s many nature paths. anacortes.org
Lake Chelan in the autumn season
The perfect destination for the whole family, Lake Chelan offers a wonderland of vacation options. For the kids, there’s plenty of space for active fun—pick apples and press cider at a local farm, hike the Little Bear Trail or head to the beach for a walk by the waters of Lake Chelan. Adults can indulge themselves at wineries, spas and gourmet restaurants. It’s the ideal vacation to keep everyone happy. lakechelan.com
Visit Port Gamble
Port Gamble is ideal for a fall road trip. Visit the historic Port Gamble General Store, located in the center of town. It’s a museum, cafe, and retail store that’s full of ice cream, fun candy, delightful pastries and slow-cooked, homestyle food. Catch a show at the local theater, rent bikes or kayaks from the Olympic Outdoor Center, and play at the town’s playground. portgamble.com
You’ll find some of the most impressive wilderness in our region here. Take a fall road trip to Olympic National Park and the Hoh Rain Forest for explosive wonder. Visit one of the longest natural sand spits in the world at Dungeness Spit. From hiking to beach combing to bird watching, the Olympic Peninsula is not to be missed. olympicpeninsula.org