United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Texas to New York Flight/Hotel Tips
  2. 2 Hudson Valley Drive Suggestions
  3. 3 Summer 2016 with three Children
  4. 4 Cashless Toll roads.
  5. 5 Trip Report Pix from Paradise (the Big Island, Kauai & Maui)
  6. 6 2 hour radius of Boston 9/7
  7. 7 Farewell from Ira
  8. 8 Florida Keys with my retriever
  9. 9 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall, Lunch on Oct. 3
  10. 10 Family vacation itinerary pointers
  11. 11 Mid September New England trip itinerary
  12. 12 Help with driving East to West
  13. 13 taking home sand
  14. 14 Anniversary Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina
  15. 15 Where to take big family on the beach?
  16. 16 Zion - Angel's Landing Trail Closed
  17. 17 Trip Report Long Weekend in KY: Bourbon Trail and Mammoth Cave
  18. 18 Broken Arrow
  19. 19 Need a corporate sedan in JFK
  20. 20 Champaigne, Illinois
  21. 21 Southern Cali itinerary help
  22. 22 Coronado, La Jolla, or Other?
  23. 23 Suggestions for Thanksgiving weekend on Cape Cod
  24. 24 Bed and Breakfasts in California
  25. 25 Trip Report Once again, another great trip to DC (August 23-30)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help with potential trip to Seattle and surrounding areas

Jump to last reply

My husband and I, along with our (then) 3.5 year old twin girls, are contemplating a trip to WA for late April or May. We would be flying into SEA and from there I'm totally confused. We would have roughly a week for this trip, and neither of us have ever been to this area before.

We are interested in visiting Seattle, but for the most part we are outdoorsy people who enjoy beautiful scenery and all it has to offer. My confusion is where to target my research because it all looks beautiful. We are interested in Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier area, the islands in Puget Sound...pretty much a huge circle within a few hours north/south of Seattle. I know we can't do all of it, nor do I want to try. I would prefer to either base ourselves in one place for the entire week (perhaps renting a house through VRBO) and daytrip OR break it up into a 4/5 night stay in one scenic location and 2/3 nights in Seattle.

Is there one location that would give us the beautiful scenery we desire and still have relatively easy access to Seattle? Or should I break up the trip? And if so, where is a good base? With two little ones in tow our days will probably be spent sightseeing, some light hiking and things like that. No kayaking or long hikes with a couple of three year olds! :) Is there enough to do in Olympic National Park to keep us occupied for 4-5 days, or would the Mt. Rainier area be better? Or do we choose one of the islands?

Decisions decisions! I'm waiting for my official WA travel guide to come in, and I've done some internet research but I'm still confused.

Thanks!!
Tracy

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement