Courtesy Travel Guides Free: It’s that time of year! We survived the cold winter and the weather is finally getting warmer! For many of us, as the weather changes, our desire to travel starts knocking at our door. Spring is when beach season starts ramping up, so when planning trips during this time of year, our minds tend to focus on digging our toes in the sand. While beach trips are a great vacation, we encourage you to get creative when planning your spring getaway this year. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or prefer a city vibe, there are countless unique destinations across the United States to choose from. So, if you’re looking to take the path less traveled this spring, consider a unique destination for your trip!
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
There are very few landscapes that are as beautiful as the Pacific Northwest, so consider a spring getaway in Washington state. The Olympic Peninsula is bound to feel like paradise as it is surrounded by water on three sides and offers over 600 miles of mountain trails, providing endless opportunities for adventure.
Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park
Spend the day hiking, biking, kayaking, relaxing in hot springs, or just sitting outside to enjoy the crisp air of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll definitely want to spend time exploring Olympic National Park, which has not only been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also an International Biosphere Reserve. This park is truly one of the most captivating places in the world.
Along Highway 101 there are many small towns and communities, each with its own unique personality and history, just waiting for you to experience local life in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can enjoy the different native heritage and tribal centers, farms, art galleries, as well as delicious local cuisine. To learn more about all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer, check out our “Olympic Peninsula destination section” and get the free print or downloadable travel guide!