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Summer Staycation Spots

Aaron Thomas

Aaron’s passion for his kids and wife show in all he does...

Aaron’s passion for his kids and wife show in all he does...

Jul 27 3 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so We're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Washington State. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. Ocean Shores

"Ocean Shores is a small coastal city in Washington State. It’s known for its long Pacific beach and network of navigable lakes and waterways. Just north, the shore pine trees and dunes of Ocean City State Park are a haven for migratory birds. South, Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area and Damon Point are nesting sites for snowy plovers. The North Jetty has views of the city of Westport, across Grays Harbor to the south."

2. San Juan Islands

"There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County, however the four ferry served Islands; San Juan Island (with the county seat Friday Harbor), Orcas Island, Lopez Island and Shaw Island are the most populous and host the vast majority of lodging and dining options and tourism activities. 

Discover the beauty, history and culture of the islands."

3. Leavenworth

"Vast wilderness and a variety of wildlife, wild rivers and trickling streams, mountain meadows and alpine lakes. These are some of the natural trademarks of Leavenworth Washington located in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Well known for its Bavarian-themed downtown and Alps-looking mountainous surroundings, Leavenworth is also very popular with outdoor and recreation enthusiasts of all types. But you don’t have to be a skilled athlete or go very far from your car to escape the sounds of the city and enjoy all that nature has to offer."

Staying Home Instead?

Luckily there are lots of ways to still enjoy the summer while staying safe.

4. North Cascades National Park

"Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades."

5. Lake Chelan

"Only in Lake Chelan will you find four seasons of wine, sun, stunning natural beauty and adventures that you can tune to your own tastes. 50.5 miles of crystal clear, glacier-fed lake, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm promise an array of activities as unique as the people who come here to play or make Lake Chelan their forever home."

What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like us, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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