40 Best Water Adventures in the PNW

River floats, hot springs and perfect paddling a short drive away

By Seattle Magazine Staff

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August 6, 2018

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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By Danielle Centoni, Sarah Edwards, Gwendolyn Elliott, Austin Iverson, Hilary Meyerson and Roddy Scheer

Sure, we’ve got beautiful mountains, but what makes our region truly special is the abundance of water all around us. Especially when the temperature climbs, there’s no better way to spend a day than to be on or near the water. Whether your idea of bliss is a white-water rafting trip, a soak in a natural hot spring or a day at the water park, you’ll find all of that — and much more — within easy reach.

Sun’s out! What are you waiting for?

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A Guide to Floating on the Yakima River
Rafting the Wenatchee River Is an Epic Adventure
Washington’s Best Rafting Rivers
Day Trip: Everett’s Jetty Island Is a Low-Key Piece of Paradise
A Trip to the Gulf Islands, the San Juans’ Canadian Cousins
Where to Kayak in Seattle
Beginner’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Puget Sound
Where to Stand-Up Paddleboard in Seattle
6 Best Water-View Campsites in the PNW
Water Adventures Gear Guide
7 Best Hot Springs in the PNW
4 Washington Water Parks For Kids of All Ages

 

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