Fall is here, and for those who live in the Pacific Northwest, that means enjoying the outdoors rain or shine. Washington offers many destination spots for day trippers.
- For autumn foliage, head east on I-90 toward Rosyln and Lake Cle Elum. Maple and larch trees display their fiery orange and red leaves. Suncadia Resort is available for those who want to stay and play overnight. cleelumroslyn.org; suncadiaresort.com
- Driving north? Check out Bellingham’s downtown shops and cafes. Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, owned by Will and Mari Kember, offers a European-style pub, live music, and tours. chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
- If it’s apples you seek, Jones Creek Farms in Skagit Valley has a u-pick orchard open now through November. Farmers Les and Talea Price grow over 100 apple varieties. skagitvalleyfruit.com
- Journey back into the the 14th century at Camlann Medieval Village’s living history museum in Duvall. Camlann portrays English rural life in the year 1376. Cultural experiences and tours of the Village as well as dining at Bors Hede are available to the public. camlann.org
For more ideas on nearby destinations, check out the full list at Seattle Met’s “30 Perfect Day Trips.”