It’s almost time to turn your California campervan back around, but not before stopping in Washington’s most popular city: Seattle. It only takes a little over two and a half hours to get there from Portland.
Before you get there, there are plenty of stops to consider. History buffs will love Bachelor Island and Lake Sacajawea, both stops on Lewis and Clark’s epic cross-country road trip. Lewis and Clark State Park is also on the way.
You’ll also pass by nature-lovers paradises like the Mount St. Helens volcano and the eerie Saltwater State Park. The latter also offers 1,445 feet of shoreline campgrounds to park for the night.
The next morning, you’ll only need to drive around 20 miles to reach the heart of Seattle. First stop: the Space Needle, where you can view the entire city from 520 feet.
Other bucket list attractions in Seattle include the Seattle Waterfront, the historic Pike Place Market, the shorefront Olympic Sculpture Park, and the immersive Museum of Pop Culture. There’s also plenty to do for nature enthusiasts, from visiting Lake Union to strolling through Woodland Park.