Day Trips from Seattle

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  • From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

    1. From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

    Visit Mount Rainier with a professional tour guide and discover all that this national park has to offer on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, hop in a comfortable 22-passenger minibus with large windows, high back seats, and air-conditioning and head straight to the park.

    Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier. Hike and walk a little, a lot, or not at all: there are options for all abilities. Enjoy lunch at a Mount Rainier café or buy a picnic lunch along the way. Visit the interpretive center at Paradise to learn even more about the mountain’s glaciers, plants, and animals.

    Return to Seattle through pastoral farmlands and memorable Pacific Northwest scenery. Make a final stop at Wapiti Woolies and try the famous huckleberry ice cream.

    I went on a couple hikes to see waterfalls and stopped at a lake. It was amazing to see everything. The one hour we had to ourselves was a little short to have lunch, gift shop and hike on our own, but it was doable based on choosing one of the shorter trails. There is quite a bit of steepness to each hike I participated in, so going downward was easier than upward back to the bus. So, you have to have some stamina and willingness to push through if you're not athletic like me. But, I had an awesome time and I loved all the views I saw. It was great meeting the people in my tour. I would definitely do it again.

  • From Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls & Woodinville Wine Tasting

    2. From Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls & Woodinville Wine Tasting

    After being picked up from your accommodation in Seattle, start your tour with a short drive across Lake Washington and along a scenic highway. Make your first stop at one of Washington's most breathtaking attractions, the Snoqualmie Falls. Experience the incredible cascade of water tumbling into the emerald canyon from below as you discuss its cultural and economic significance. Admire the surrounding landscape which overflows with mountain peaks, forests, lakes, rivers, and streams. Listen as your guide brings the area to life as they help you spot wildlife and birds and describe the geologic forces that have shaped the land. After exploring Snoqualmie Falls, make your way through historic farmland to the Woodinville Wine Region. Discover how once renowned for its numerous dairy farms, including the world-famous Carnation Dairy, the fertile Snoqualmie River Valley remains a highly pro...

    Knowledgeable guide, safe driver, great lunch, and timely pickup. You can’t miss with this company. Have fun exploring.

  • Seattle: Olympic National Park Small-Group Tour

    3. Seattle: Olympic National Park Small-Group Tour

    The Olympic Peninsula is home to a number of Northwest ecosystems. You'll find remote beaches littered with tide-scoured cedar logs alongside the country’s oldest forests and one of the state’s most dramatic mountain ranges. It's a true feast for the senses. Start the morning with a ferry ride through the waterways of the Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Connect with the Olympic Peninsula via the Kitsap Peninsula and Hood Canal Bridge, and once there, let your guide lead you on a naturalist experience best suited to the time of year and conditions of the day. Drive up to Hurricane Ridge (weather permitting), a mountain citadel that puts you at the edge of the Park’s exceptionally jagged peaks. Take in a superb 360-degree view from the summit that encompasses the surrounding mountains, the Strait of Juan da Fuca, and San Juan Islands.

    The open meadows are ideal for wi...

    I visited Seattle without a car, so this tour was a great way to see some nature without personal transportation. We hit a lot of different spots in the park, so we got a nice feel for how diverse the Olympic Nat’l park is. We saw waterfalls, the tops of mountain peaks, lake shore, and dense rainforest. This is a good tour for any nature lover wanting to see a lot in one day, even with the long travel times.

  • Seattle All-Inclusive: Hike Mt. Rainier and Wine Tasting

    4. Seattle All-Inclusive: Hike Mt. Rainier and Wine Tasting

    Join a local nature and wine guide on a small-group trip. Enjoy a beautiful National Park hike with big views of Mt. Rainier, an organic picnic lunch outside, and wine tastings at beloved Northwestern wineries in the Yakima Valley. Take a 1.5 hour drive to Mt. Rainier for a 3-mile nature walk/hike, appropriate for most abilities. On a clear day the beautiful, hulking monolith can be seen from just about anywhere. At the height of summer, travelers and locals alike make pilgrimages to her flower-flanked trails for the relaxation, fresh air, and peace that only comes with a walk in a quiet, wild place. Along the way, your guide may even show you which plants are safe to nibble on. After an organic, gourmet picnic lunch in the outdoors, you will head towards Yakima Valley known for sunshine, and Italian, German, and Portuguese grapes. You'll visit two beloved, locally-owned vineyards in th...

    Took a 3.5 mile hike moderately difficult hike. The surrounding nature was spectacular, our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and able to share her love and devotion to her work ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

    5. Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

    Located about 75 miles southeast of Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park sits between the jagged Olympic Mountains and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range. The mountain is an active volcano, encased in 35 square miles of snow and ice, surrounded by old growth forest and covered in a stunning carpet of wildflowers. After the drive to the park by luxury Mercedes van, you will soon be entranced by the beauty of the glorious landscape, which soars to heights of over 14,000 feet. Remember to take your binoculars to spot birds and wildlife, such as marmots, coyotes, elk, and black bears. Breathe in that clear air as you take in the sounds and scents of the forests and lakes. Your naturalist guide will lead you on a walk or snowshoe of the Nisqually Vista Trail. If you fancy something a little more challenging, then don’t be afraid to ask. Groups are kept small to allow for maximum servi...

    Fantastic! Lindsay at Evergreen Escapes made the trip so fun for us. Weather was perfect. Lunch was delish! Definitely recommend this day trip to get out of the city.

  • Seattle: St. Helens National Monument Small Group Tour

    6. Seattle: St. Helens National Monument Small Group Tour

    Mount Saint Helen's is a volcano that forever lives in the minds of Americans and the world. During the events that surrounded the 1980 eruption, lives changed in an instant, and the mountaintop's geography was forever altered. Today, you can experience this unique volcano and all the flora and fauna that makes this impressive reforestation project so dramatic. You will arrive with your guide to the blast-zone, just 5 miles from the crater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Here, you can snap some photos of the mountain while your naturalist tells the story of that fated day. You'll also learn interesting and unique facts about this and other volcanoes and their ever-changing faces. After being outside, you'll head into the center's state-of-the-art interpretive displays and theater, where you can discover the volcano in a whole new way. You will walk on the Eruption Trail and learn ho...

    This smaller size group is complete and includes extra to both way rides, fresh pressed coffee, all day snacks and beverages including flat water and mineralized water. Lunch is a real picinic with local ingredients home made lunch with the wine. The guide is highly professional and takes the time in the morning to bring us in a trail to introduce all indigenous and local plants while explaining their role. He also takes the time to present a simplified geological context of the area.

  • Seattle Urban Adventure Quest Team Scavenger Hunt

    7. Seattle Urban Adventure Quest Team Scavenger Hunt

    Turn Seattle into a giant game board on the Urban Adventure Quest that’s priced for a group of up to 5 players. This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city. This is the perfect activity for groups, large or small, interested in seeing the most well-known sites as well as the often-overlooked hidden gems the city keeps secret. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, learning about local history along the way. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way through the city, solving clues and completing challenges. The adventure begins at the Seattle Center and takes you on a well-designed course that includes sights around the Space Needle and others downtown and within the Pikes Place Market area. The Quest requires about 2 miles of walking and uses the Seattle monorail system at ...

    Fun way to see highlights of downtown Seattle, and where you might want to go back and spend more time. But definitely plan on more than 2 hours for this adventure.

  • Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

    8. Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

    Everyone can enjoy rock climbing and the objective in this experience is to help beginners learn the basics and pursue this fantastic sport. Take a short hike to a natural cliff face, discuss climbing safety and knots, and begin climbing and belaying. You will have plenty of opportunity to climb and practice belaying as you top-rope climb on at least 5-6 routes with unique rock types and features. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to pass a belay test in an indoor climbing gym. Skills Covered: Understanding Climbing Gear – Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rock Shoes, Rope, Quick Draws Climbing Knots Climbing Commands Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks Cragging area Ethics, Safety concerns Climbing on Toprope

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What people are saying about Seattle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

I went on a couple hikes to see waterfalls and stopped at a lake. It was amazing to see everything. The one hour we had to ourselves was a little short to have lunch, gift shop and hike on our own, but it was doable based on choosing one of the shorter trails. There is quite a bit of steepness to each hike I participated in, so going downward was easier than upward back to the bus. So, you have to have some stamina and willingness to push through if you're not athletic like me. But, I had an awesome time and I loved all the views I saw. It was great meeting the people in my tour. I would definitely do it again.

Great day and Lucinda our guide was fabulous. Informative, friendly and down to earth. She made sure to give us the best possible experience and she delivered. Sunrise was gorgeous, the clouds parted to give us our view of the Mount and the wildflowers in bloom was a bonus. The stop at the old growth forest on the way down was also a bonus. I wish this review could come with smellavision. The smell of cold mountain air, flowers and fir trees was a delight. Thank you Northwest and especially Lucinda. We had an amazing day and it was tour money well spent!

Took a 3.5 mile hike moderately difficult hike. The surrounding nature was spectacular, our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and able to share her love and devotion to her work ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Fantastic! Lindsay at Evergreen Escapes made the trip so fun for us. Weather was perfect. Lunch was delish! Definitely recommend this day trip to get out of the city.

Great experience! Our Tour Guide, John was very informative.