Trip Planner

It’s time for your mini-vacation! Fill your life with adventure every weekend, with our suggestions for low-cost, high-adventure travel right here in your own backyard.

Trip Planner: Everett

Everett is one of those places—just 45 minutes north of Seattle, this waterfront city of a little more than 100,000 was incorporated in 1893, the same year the Great Northern Railway came to town.

Whale Watching, San Juan Island

Trip Planner: San Juan Islands

The waters surrounding San Juan Island are indeed one of the best spots in the country to see whales in the wild-—especially orcas.

Trip Planner: Cedar Creek Treehouse

Who doesn’t dream of waking up among the clouds in a treehouse built to fit the wildest of imaginations? At Cedar Creek Treehouse, guests spend the night fifty feet above the ground in a 200-year-old Western Red Cedar.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

The Museums of Tacoma

Tacoma may have a reputation as playing second fiddle to Seattle, but it is first rate when it comes to family entertainment.

Seattle Weekend Vacation

We set off for Seattle on a family zoolander itinerary, with great food and animal fun at the top of our list.