Explore the Northwest in a Day

Lynnwood is conveniently located just north of Seattle on the intersection of Interstates 5 and 405 making it easy to explore the beautiful Puget Sound area. That’s why Lynnwood is the ideal gateway for exploring the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few ideas of day trips and things to explore from Lynnwood. Start here in Lynnwood, WA!

Leavenworth Bavarian Village

Leavenworth Washington in Winter

A scenic two-hour drive over the Cascade Mountains on Highway 2 brings you to the Bavarian themed town of Leavenworth! Spend the day shopping, dining, walking along the river at this popular destination surround by beautiful alpine mountain tops.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

Every trip to Washington should include a visit to the Mount Rainier National Park. Drive two hours south of Lynnwood experience the beauty of Mount Rainier. Once you arrive, there are many ways to explore the mountain, including train rides, gondola rides, driving tours, hikes and even a wildlife park. Something for everyone in every season!

Scenic Road Trips

Skykomish River on the Cascade Loop

A scenic drive is wonderful way to explore to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and places like the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier. Washington is home to some of the most breathtaking scenic byways in the nation.

Ferry Rides

Edmonds ferry and Buster Simpson Fish metal sculpture

Explore the Pacific North from the sparkling waters of the Puget Sound! A ride on a Washington State Ferry is a great way to see the islands and wildlife that populate the Puget Sound. From Edmonds to Kingston, Seattle to Bremerton or Anacortes to the San Juan Islands – all an easy day trip from Lynnwood!

Edmonds Downtown & Waterfront

Edmonds Beach and Ferry

Edmonds is located on the Puget Sound, a quick 10-minute drive from Lynnwood. Spend a day in Edmonds boutique shopping in the quaint downtown, exploring art galleries, or strolling along waterfront boardwalk. During the summer, the Edmonds Marina Beach Park is a great place for beach combing and ice cream. Take the Edmonds / Kingston Ferry for a scenic ride through the Puget Sound over to Kingston, a great spot for lunch or walking on the beach.

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle and Space Needle

Visit the famous tourist attractions Seattle is known for like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum and Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Don’t forget the Seattle Underground Tour where you get a glimpse of Seattle’s history from underneath it. The Seattle Art Museum displays its most dramatic sculptures at the waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park, where visitors enjoy the works for free. A sunlit sky and the blue sparkle of the Puget Sound render the oversized sculptures even more spectacular.