Victoria BC on a day trip from Seattle
Victoria, BC Day Trip

The best day trips from Seattle take visitors to a diverse mix of places in both Washington state in the USA and British Columbia in Canada.

One great trip from Seattle is to Victoria, BC. Ferries from Seattle to Victoria run daily all through the year. The beautiful 2 to 3 hour ferry ride is worth the trip in itself, and the city of Victoria is great for a day of shopping, sightseeing, and exploring.

Another great day trip from Seattle is to go wine tasting in Washington state. Day and overnight tours are available to wine growing regions like Woodinville, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan, Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, Red Mountain, and Walla Walla wineries. Organized trips are available through tour companies, or you can do your own self-drive wine tour.

For those that like adventure travel, look no further than the famous Mount Rainier. The mountain offers hiking, camping, skiing, great photography opportunities, and more. Easily reachable from Seattle by car, it makes for a great excursion.

A fourth great day trip from Seattle is to San Juan Island. Located to the north of the city, the island’s main town of Friday Harbor is served by seasonal ferries from Seattle. Many day trip options include whale watching excursions and other activities.