T+L's Sarah Spagnolo presents easy weekend getaways from Seattle on the Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al."
1. Nature Trip: Orcas Island
Orcas Island, a three-hour drive and ferry ride from Seattle, is a rustic escape in the San Juan Islands that’s ideal for strolling farmers’ markets and spotting migrating Orca whales (from March to October).
Where to Stay: Rosario Resort, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is set on 40 acres with views of the East Sound and Cascade Bay.
Price: $109 a night. BOOK NOW
2. Girlfriend Getaway: Woodinville
Northern Washington is known for its wine, but it would take a week to drive to all the best wineries. Woodinville, however, is home to tasting rooms from all the top vintners.
Where to Stay: The 84-room Willows Lodge, right in the center of town, where rooms are done up in salvaged timber and antique slate and furnished with fireplaces.
Price: $299 a night. BOOK NOW
3. Seafood Spot: Hood Canal
Along the edge of a natural waterway filled with salmon, Hood Canal is beloved for its food scene—and the many hiking, biking, and boating options on the waterfront.
Where to Stay: The Alderbrook Resort & Spa, for views of Olympic National Park from the glassed-in pool and 1,500-square-foot dock and marina.
Price: $159 a night. BOOK NOW