Seattle - Excursions (Chapter)
This is the Excursions chapter from Lonely Planet's Seattle guidebook.
Seattle’s location makes it ideal for getting out of the city and exploring the natural beauty of its surroundings. With very little effort, you can trade that caffeinated urban buzz for a tranquil island retreat, an orchard-strewn valley or a rugged mountain peak – even all three.
- espy some of the most gorgeous islands in the country on a relaxing day trip to Puget Sound
- energetically hike in Mt Rainier National Park or keep your cool by enjoying the glorious views of Mt Rainier itself
- head to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada for some afternoon tea, a stroll in the botanical gardens as either a day trip or a relaxing weekend escape
Coverage includes: Islands, Time Travel, Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Blake Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island, Mt Rainier National Park, Snoqualmie Valley, Mt St Helens, Victoria, British Columbia, Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend and Hoh River Rain Forest.
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