4 Washington State Spring Break Locations

Looking for a local road trip destination in Washington for Spring Break?

Spring break is around the corner, woohoo! Some people go out of country and others go out of state, but small trips where you stay local are very much underrated.  Road trips to cities you've never been to in your area can be a just as fun and may be even easier logistic wise! The pro to traveling so close is that you can decide to to stay overnight, for multiple days or choose to hang around for a day trip. Whether you decide to visit the below cities with friends, family, or children - there is plenty to do for all!



Travel Details: Can vary depending on where you're coming from, access through train, bus, car, plane

Whether you're a couple hours away or 30 minutes away, Seattle has plenty for you to do! Being one of Washington's major cities, there is an incredible skyline, tons of attractions, and an impeccable food scene. Seattle has multiple neighborhoods for one to explore including Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, or Ballard. There is something for everyone and your itinerary if anything will be packed! Seeing Seattle from the water with us on an Harbor Cruise is such a simple way of falling in love with the city! Popular go-to spots are Gas Works Park, Pike Place Market (encompasses shopping & food), or if you're looking for food, head  HERE.

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Travel Details: 1 hour to 1.5 hours away from Seattle, 89 miles away, access through train, car, bus

This glorious city is home to Western Washington University. Although considered a college town or just some place you stop at when on the way to the Canadian border, there is so much more than meets the eye! Bellingham captures both nature and city scape – something that can come in handy for those wanting to do an outdoor activity as well as have variety in places to eat & hangout. Some great spots to consider visiting are Locust Beach, Boundary Bay Brewery, and Pure Bliss Bakery. 

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Whidbey Island 

Travel Details: 1.5 hours to 2 hours from Seattle, 35 to 89 miles away, access through car & ferry

If you're looking for a cozier place to Spring Break, heading up to Whidbey Island is exactly your speed! This quaint island gives more of a small town and nature like aesthetic. With the island being long in distance your travel time may vary! Feel free to take a short ferry on over to the island or drive farther up and go through Deception Pass Park. No matter where you'll go, you'll see such beautiful scenery. Some popular spots are Flower House Café & Market, The Braeburn Restaurant, and Deception Pass State Park.

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Lake Chelan 

Travel Details: 4 hours to 5 hours from Seattle, about 200 miles away, access through car

Now if you're looking for something to feel like you're actually leaving home, without actually flying out anywhere, Lake Chelan is for you! Having a longer road trip time will help build up the excitement for when you arrive. This spot is very popular for tourists and locals looking to vacation by a body of water and beautiful vineyards. Giving more of a small beach town vibe to the trip! Some great go to spots would be Lake Chelan Winery & BBQ in the vineyard, Lakeview Drive-In, and the Chelan River Walk. 

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Spring Break learning lesson: You don't have to go far to have a fun trip or day & being a tourist in your own city can make for such plans and exploration.