Seattle is a fantastic place to live. But sometimes you need to escape the city limits and experience the open air.
This summer, we’ll be taking you to various destinations in Washington—so you can savor all that the Evergreen State has to offer. The best part? Each place is within driving distance. And if you’re driving one of Honda’s fuel-efficient vehicles like the Accord Hybrid, every vacation spot can be reached with just one tank of gas.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a high-quality, full-size sedan with a low carbon footprint. So, you not only get better gas mileage (49 miles per gallon in the city and 47 on the highway, to be exact*), but it’s better for the environment—meaning the great outdoors (most importantly, the Pacific Coast) will be maintained to the highest standards.
With plenty of environmental threats putting your favorite hiking spots, campgrounds, and recreational parks at risk for pollution, fuel-efficient cars are more important than ever. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year—mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2), which contributes to global climate change. Driving a hybrid can reduce pollution and smog by at least 50 percent!
Stay tuned this summer for ways to reduce your carbon footprint with Honda while venturing out of Seattle for fabulous one-tank trips.
Looking for a few places to explore now? Try one of these outdoorsy day-trips:
Just under an hour away from downtown Seattle, Rattlesnake Ledge Trail offers fantastic views of Mount Si and Mount Washington. It’s only about four miles in length, and compared to other trails in the area, is relatively easy (which is why it gets pretty crowded in the summer months). If you want to turn this trip into a full day’s hike, link up with the Snoqualmie Valley Trail toward Duval—you’ll find more than 35 miles of converted railroad to trail.
Mount Rainer National Park
For a day erupting with fun and beautiful scenery, make the two-hour trek to Mount Rainier National Park—home to (you guessed it) Mount Rainier. It’s an active volcano that spawns six major rivers and is known as the most glaciated peak in the United States. Bike, climb, or boat your way through the park as you view the abundant wildlife.
Mount Pilchuck State Park
While the trail is only 2.7 miles in length, don’t be fooled about its summit—Mount Pilchuck is no walk in the park! The hike is strenuous, and the trail gains 2,300 feet in less than three miles. But if you’re up for a challenge, the historic lookouts and views of snow-capped Cascades are worth the work. The lookout cabin at the top offers a great place to rest and take in the scenery.
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*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (Hybrid models only), and other factors.