Activities in the Puget Sound Area


Listed below are some attractions in the greater Puget Sound area and beyond, including the Olympic Peninsula, Mt. Rainier, and many more.

Washington tourism web site

Washington State Ferries
Try a ferry trip to Bainbridge Island and back from the Seattle waterfront for the views.

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Located in Woodinville, about a half hour from the mansion. Features free tours and tastings, a popular summer concert series and more.

Columbia Winery
Also in Woodinville. Free tours and tastings. Some of their finest products are available exclusively at the winery.

Leavenworth Bavarian Village
Especially if you’re in the area during Oktoberfest!


North Cascades Highway
Spectacular scenery along the Cascade Mountains.

City of Snohomish
Historic architecture; great for antiquing. About 40 minutes north.

Mt St Helens Nat’l Volcanic Monument
Breathtaking opportunity to witness volcanic devastation and Nature’s healing response.

Victoria BC
Quaint and charming tourist trap north of the border with a feel of Olde England. Take a two-hour Victoria Clipper hydrofoil trip from the Seattle waterfront, or take the ferry from Tsawwassen (near Vancouver BC), Anacortes, WA or Port Angeles, WA. Other air and sea travel options are also available, some including whale-watching opportunities.

Vancouver BC
Beautiful and cosmopolitan city two and a half hours north.

San Juan Islands

Olympic Peninsula and Rain Forest

Mt Rainier National Park

Snow skiing at Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, or Snoqualmie Pass


White River Amphitheatre
Major concert venue in Auburn, about 45 min from the mansion.

The Gorge Amphitheatre
Enormous natural amphitheater concert venue in George, Washington (yes, there really is such a town!), about two and a half hours away.


Outlet Malls

Located in Renton; about 20 min from the mansion, or a relatively quick detour on your way to or from SeaTac airport.

Alderwood Mall
Large suburban mall about 20 min away.

Bellevue Square
Upscale suburban shopping mall about 15 min from the mansion—consider it a good excuse to take a drive across Lake Washington on one of the floating bridges.

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