13+ Getaways & Staycations Pierce County Residents Need to Know About
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re fortunate to live so close to all types of adventures! Whether you want to head to the beach for a relaxing getaway or head into the mountains for some exploration, we have it all right in our backyard.
“The best of Western Washington is so easily accessible from Tacoma and it's definitely something we take advantage of,” shares Michael Duggan. Michael is no stranger to adventuring in the area, and he has some great recommendations to begin our getaway guide with:
“My wife and I love taking day trips to La Conner, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Roslyn, Centralia (awesome antiquing and La Tarasca/McMenamins = a good time) and many more.”
For overnight or weekend trips, Michael advises checking out these special getaways:
“Orcas and San Juan Islands are heaven, Long Beach, WA is my favorite beach town in Washington, Bellingham/Fairhaven is beautiful, and Leavenworth is just fun no matter what time of year you go. We also love visiting the platform tents at Dosewallips State Park. All you need is a sleeping bag and maybe some firewood since the Geoduck Tavern, rated by Esquire magazine as a top US tavern, is just across Hwy 101 for all your oyster burger and Hood Canal viewing needs.”
Ready to see what else our region has to offer? Get ready to add some fun destinations to your “must visit” list!