Kick off the summer with a bang this Memorial Day Weekend and take the whole family to this perfect getaway spot in the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve never explored the small towns east of Seattle, amidst rushing rivers, below towering pine trees, and hidden in the peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range, now is the time to explore!
Spring in the Cascade Mountain Range
In late spring and early summer, the snow has melted, the birds are chirping, and the mountains come alive with activity making this the place to shake off the winter chill and dive into summer fun. Birding, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking tubing, and ziplining are some of the outdoor activities that await! Explore the best Washington state vacations for your Memorial Day Weekend family getaway and start planning today!
Located two and a half hours east from Seattle on the I-90, the little town of Leavenworth is a quaint Bavarian themed village along the Wenatchee River, hidden in the peaks of the snowy Cascades. Leavenworth, Washington is a natural paradise and with each season there is a host of various activities to explore. This family destination offers unique and intriguing options for travelers- especially families and children.
Leavenworth Family Activities
Go tubing down the Wenatchee River in the summer sun.
Take a scenic guided tour of Leavenworth by horseback. Many of the local ranches provide tours.
Hike the many, many national forest service trailheads.
Explore the beauty of Lake Wenatchee State Park. The iconic clear blue lake is a must see and a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and stand-up paddle boarders. Bring your bikes and explore the miles of trails surrounding the lake too. The park also has playground equipment for kids and makes a great place for a picnic.
Go fishing with the kids at Trout Unlimited Fishing Pond, located in Enchantment Park, this fishing pond is stocked with trout for kids 15 and under.
Leavenworth Family Accommodations
When you are traveling with a large group or family it can get stressful at times especially when you are in the close quarters of a hotel room. That’s why many travelers are choosing to stay in vacation homes. When you book direct with the vacation rental manager, you'll be getting the best rates with no additional traveler fees, and the best service! Treat your family to a professionally managed rental lodge, where you know you will have plenty of room to spread out and access to extra perks like a hot tub with spectacular views, outdoor patios with BBQs, perfect for hanging out on a hot afternoon, and a game room for family fun.
Destination Leavenworth has a number of vacation rentals in the alpine village of Leavenworth.
Explore more Destination Leavenworth rental lodges here.
This is another vacation rental option in the area offers large rental homes great for the whole family. Inspiration Lodge, is the ultimate luxury experience with everything you need to be comfortable and more. From a 16 person movie theater, hot tub, volleyball court, and a game room this house is sure to amaze and with room for 18 people why not make it a family reunion or company retreat.
Mount Baker, Washington
Located 2 hours north of Seattle in the Northern Cascade mountains, Mt. Baker is one of the world’s top places to ski, but a great place to visit all year round. Mount Baker offers a number of great activities and attraction for a quality family getaway perfect for Memorial Day Weekend.
Mt. Baker Family Activities
Lake Washington Boulevard is an ideal place to run or bike in the beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Take a hike! Summer guests enjoy great hiking in gorgeous scenery, from easy stretches to "experienced only" trekking. The famous Pacific Crest Trail goes right through the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. One of the most rewarding hikes in the area is the Chain Lakes Loop Trail where you get views of Table mountain and stunning sites of lakes along the way.
There is also mountain biking, freshwater fishing (lake and river), kayaking, whitewater rafting, sightseeing and swimming at the beautiful Silver Lake Park.
Enroll in Natural History Seminars. Mount Baker is home to several institutions that offer environmental classes such as how to track wildlife, and Native American Basketry.
Mt. Baker Lodging ~ Vacation Rental Properties in the foothills of Mount Baker
Mt. Baker Lodging is the only vacation rental agency with an office in the area, open seven days a week, providing the best customer service to their guests. When you book with Mt. Baker Lodgings vacation properties you get the best rates with no additional traveler fees, and they offer a range of rental homes from large family cabins and luxurious chalets that sleep up to 26 people to smaller studio condos.
Snowline vacation home in Glacier Washington is surrounded by a family focused community with plenty of recreation activities. Unique amenities include an outdoor pool, fishing ponds for kids, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and a children’s playground to keep the kids entertained.