Summer Road Trips: 14 Small-Town Getaways

Leave the city behind for a weekend (or longer) and explore one of these tiny Northwest towns.

By Seattle Magazine Staff April 23, 2012

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This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Seattle magazine.

For many of us, it’s not a tough trade: swapping a reliable cell signal and ubiquitous WiFi for a sweet slice of small town heaven. Tucked away in all corners of the Northwest are tiny backwater hamlets, perched seaside, on idyllic bays or in mountain clefts, brimming with character, friendly locals and a peaceful main street to stroll. Slow your pace a while and explore these 14 tiny towns; the city, and all its cares, will be here when you get back.

Click through the following links to explore our recommended getaways by region:

Cascade Escapes
For mountain getaways with a Western flair.
Bow Edison, Snohomish, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Twisp, Winthrop

Coastal Idylls
Leave your cares on the beach.
Il Waco, Astoria, Manzanita

Northern Shores
Stroll the quaint streets of these waterfront retreats.
Eastsound, La Conner, Camano Island

Eastern Escapes
Soak up some sun in pastoral easterly locales.
Tieton, Joseph, Waitsburg, Orondo


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