Around Seattle attractions

Museum in Around Seattle

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

One of the Seattle area’s most worthwhile outlying sights is the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in the city of Everett, 25 miles north of Seattle. Serving as a good complement to Georgetown’s Mus…
Park in Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park straddles the eponymous steep-sided water chasm that flows between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands, and incorporates lakes, islands, campsites and 27 miles of hiking trails. This area is also o…
Park in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

This national historical reserve comprises 17,400 acres encompassing working farms, sheltered beaches, two state parks (with excellent campsites near the water's edge among tall trees) and the picture-perfect town o…
Island in Around Seattle

Blake Island State Park

All of Blake Island is a State Park and the only way to get there is by private boat or with Argosy Cruises. The 475-acre island is the birthplace of Seattle's namesake Chief Sealth and has stunning views of Seattle…
Museum in Tacoma

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass, with its slanted tower called the Hot Shop Amphitheater, is Tacoma's tribute to native son Dale Chihuly. It has art exhibits and glassblowing demonstrations. Chihuly's characteristically elabora…
Area in Snoqualmie Valley


Hwy 203 branches off from 202 at Fall City; follow it north to Carnation, where the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers meet at John McDonald Park. This is a great place for a riverside picnic, swim or hike. Carnation was on…
Museum in Coupeville

Island County Historical Society Museum

The island's most comprehensive museum has plenty of local historical testimonies showcased in meticulous and well-presented display cases. Also on offer are self-guided walking-tour maps of Coupeville's vintage hom…
Area in Snoqualmie Valley


Head west on Woodinville–Duvall Rd for about 10 miles to reach Woodinville, home of several good wineries. There's a trail along the Sammamish River, if you fancy walking it off. From here it's a quick drive along …
Farm in Coupeville

Whidbey's Greenbank Berry Farm

Go 10 miles south of Coupeville to find this winery-style farm that's open daily for touring, tasting and picnicking. Don't miss a stop in the cafe for the island's best fruit pies.
Park in Tacoma

Point Defiance

Take Ruston Way out to Point Defiance, a 700-acre park complex with free-roaming bison and mountain goats, a logging museum, a zoo, an aquari­um and miles of trails.