One of the most picturesque national parks in the States, Mount Rainier, at 14,000 feet, is the tallest mountain in the Pacific Northwest.
Famous for its vivid flower displays and abundant parkland, the city has one of the mildest climates in the Northwest and is renown for its outdoor activities.
A natural slice of paradise, the park has some of the lushest flora and fauna in the region over several vastly different ecosystems.
Tacoma is very arts-centric thanks to its traditions of glass blowing. Expect to find a vibrant city filled with museums, galleries, artist studios and plenty of events.
Bellevue has loads of attractions, both high end and local shopping, plenty of dining and nightlife options and lots of parks and natural areas for the outdoor enthusiast.
A two-hour drive from Seattle will take you to one of the most iconic landscapes in the region, the North Cascades National Park.