Puget Sound Area & More

Activities in the Puget Sound Area

In the unlikely event you’ve exhausted all Seattle has to offer, within a few hours you can be in a rain forest, on an ocean beach or snowy mountain peak. Or, a few hours the other direction finds you in the desert! A ferry ride from Seattle can take you to a nearby island or another country altogether.

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

Attractions

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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.

Leavenworth Bavarian Village

Especially if you’re in the area during Oktoberfest!

Columbia Winery

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

Tours


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

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. Air & sea travel 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

Shopping


Outlet Malls

Spectacular scenery along the Cascade Mountains.

Ikea

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.

Concert Venues


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.

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