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Port Townsend is easily accessible for Seattleites via a quick hop on the ferry or a scenic drive along the coast and is located in one of the most breathtaking regions of the country. (Photo provided by AAA)
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Top weekend getaways from Seattle

What to do and where to go this weekend? If you often find yourself asking this question, check out AAA Washington's weekend getaways. Whether you are looking for outdoor activities, family-friendly events, city adventures, or great dining experiences, AAA's editor-picked destinations have you covered. Here are five getaways that can make your next weekend a memorable experience.

Whidbey Island, Washington

You may be surprised how easy it is to get to Whidbey Island, which is just 30 miles from Seattle, including a 20-minute ferry ride from Mukilteo to Clinton. Whidbey Island is packed with scenic towns, farms, woodlands, prairies, and shorelines combined with local arts and food. Read more.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

There are two reasons to plan more than just a day trip to Willamette Valley. First, it's about 222 miles from Seattle, so it'll take a few hours to get there. Second, the valley spans 150 miles of the Pacific Northwest, so you'll have lots to see and do. Whether you want to bike through wine country, experience the local culinary delights, or traverse the Cascade Mountains by foot, the Willamette region has plenty for a weekend getaway. Read more.

Snohomish, Washington

You might have driven by Snohomish if you live in the Seattle area, but have you actually visited Snohomish? Just 30 miles from Seattle, Snohomish's quaint downtown, haunted history, and abundance of outdoor activities make it a perfect weekend getaway for almost everyone. Don't miss the town's annual Tweed Ride in September. Read more.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene is totally worth the 311-mile drive from Seattle. Eclectic arts, outdoor activities, golf, award-winning dining options, and the beautiful blue Lake Coeur d'Alene make this bustling town one of the most popular getaways in the Inland Northwest. In addition to its downtown art galleries, don't miss the 2nd Friday Artwalk on the second Friday of every month from April to December. Read more.

Port Townsend, Washington

A historic, maritime heritage and thriving arts scene are just a couple of reasons to visit this quaint, Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. Port Townsend is easily accessible for Seattleites via a quick hop on the ferry or a scenic drive along the coast and is located in one of the most breathtaking regions of the country. Read more.

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