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Seattle - Mt. Ranier - Olympic - Late June Trip Suggestions

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Seattle - Mt. Ranier - Olympic - Late June Trip Suggestions

Posting this in all 3 forums to get responses from folks who may be knowledgable of each. We are flexible on specific dates and plan on flying in around June 20th until June 27th, but could expand the trip by a day or two if need be. Would like to spend a day or two in Seattle (Pikes Place Market is a must for us - any other suggestions?), but we are primarily interested in scenery, nature photography, moderate day hikes, car tours, picnics and relaxation outdoors. We enjoy beaches, rainforest, and any other types of scenery we don't have in central Texas. Yosemite was great as was Yellowstone. Loved Sequoia and Redwood Forest (including nearby beaches). This will be first trip to Seattle area and we may not have opportunity to go back... so what do we really not want to miss?

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1. Re: Seattle - Mt. Ranier - Olympic - Late June Trip Suggestions

Welcome to the TA Forums.

Plot this on Google Maps or hard copy, you'll better track the options.

Options for self drive itineraries in the Seattle region, with websites. tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60878-c112037/Seattl…

WA State Ferries Beautiful views, ride at least one, perhaps Bainbridge Island or Bremerton.

For routes, schedules, fares and more - http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/

I suggest that you take a look at "Things to Do", left hand column, for many ideas; see what appeals to you, start a list and post again. For example, Pike Place Market, Ballard Locks, Museum of Flight, Whidbey Island (article pasted above), etc. The latter might appeal especially given your interest in scenery, photography, et al.

Ride the Bainbridge Island ferry for great views of Seattle and environs (maybe Mt. Rainier will be "out") and if you wish, return from that little town of BI at dusk or later. The photo op is terrific.

BTW, you only need to post it on the WA state forum (or Seattle), we all see it.

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