Consider this. Washington State’s population density is 113 residents per square mile. That’s pretty modest considering states much smaller than ours like Maryland and Rhode Island have more than 1,000 residents per square mile. We like to think of our lower population density as an advantage when it comes to appreciating the natural beauty that surrounds us. These scenic road trips in Washington State are just one way to explore! The best part? You can cover hundreds of miles in record time by driving. It’s even better when you’re en route to a getaway in Yakima, WA. Start planning your getaway with the helpful information below and our complimentary Travel Guide!
Good-for-the-Soul Road Trips in Washington State
Starting Point: Olympic National Park | Destination: Yakima, WA
Olympic National Park is a 5-star attraction in the Pacific Northwest and is the perfect place to start your Washington State road trip! This national park is located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Before you travel around the Olympic Peninsula en route to Yakima, stop into the park and explore. With more than a million acres, you can only see a tiny fraction in a single stop. What you do see, though, is sure to take your breath away!
Then, begin your journey on the Olympic Peninsula. Geographically, this peninsula is located west of Seattle and is surrounded by water on three sides. Head toward Yakima, WA, by exiting the park, located in the center of the landmass, and take Highway 101 around the Olympic Loop in any direction, then head southeast toward your final destination.
Starting Point: Whidbey Island | Destination: Yakima, WA
The route from Whidbey Island to Yakima, WA, is 190 miles of beauty on land and sea! Located across Puget Sound from Seattle, you’ll first need to take a ferry ride to arrive on this incredible island. Then, explore one of its most popular attractions, Deception Pass State Park, before departing to Yakima, WA.
Then, simply hop on Highway 90 traveling southeast. Stay on this stretch of highway for the majority of your trip until you run into Interstate 82. This will take you to Union Gap where you’ll venture off of the beaten path and follow the byway signs for Yakima.
Final Destination: Birchfield Manor Inn and Restaurant
Either of the Washing State road trips above is the perfect impetus for a couple’s getaway to Yakima, WA. Appreciate nature and spend time together as you dream of what the next few days of your getaway might look like. If these awe-inspiring scenic road trips leave you wanting more, be sure to check out waterfall hikes near Yakima, WA.
When you’re not exploring the bounty of Washington State, rest in your guest room at our Yakima, WA, bed and breakfast or dine at our on-site restaurant. Consider a stay in our Sunrise Room for your getaway! This accommodation has a king-size bed, a private patio with views of the valley!