Nothing beats a day or two of fun that doesn't take all day to drive to.
Availability of activities and indoor dining are contingent upon the current Covid regulations when you stay. Stay safe and healthy while you enjoy these themed getaways.
Nothing ruins a perfect camping trip quite like the long, uncomfortable nights in a musty tent on uneven ground. Glamping is a better way. Falling Water Gardens in Monroe offers clean, room-size tents with electricity, mini fridges, and more. Enjoy your day on and around the 10-acre farm before relaxing by the fire pit and finally retiring to a comfortable queen bed.
If you're planning to really enjoy the outstanding food, craft cocktails, and wine selection at Bluewater Organic Distilling on the Everett waterfront, you should definitely arrange a rideshare or designate a driver so you can get home safely. Or you could level up and reserve a room at Hotel Indigo instead. Grab a cocktail kit to go for the nicest nightcap in town.
If alcohol isn't your buzz of choice, Mountain Views is a cannabis-friendly farm in Monroe where you can chill out with the animals and sleep in one of four treehouses or a tiny house. B&B-style rooms in the main house are available, too. Bring lots of snacks.
Wingnuts, frequent flyers, and fans of all things aviation should land in Everett for a tour of Boeing's Future of Flight and think about adding a helicopter tour for the best view of Boeing and Paine Field available. Spend the night at the aviation-themed Navigator Hotel, or if you can't tear yourself away from the runway, get a room with a view of it at Hilton Garden Inn.
If the thought of reliving your middle school years makes you want to drink, there's a perfect place in Bothell to do it. McMenamins Anderson School is a real 1930's junior high transformed into a hotel, bar, and entertainment complex. You don't have to be on the swim team to enjoy the pool, and the only group projects are shared appetizers.
The stunning Mukilteo waterfront is easy to get to and difficult to leave, because you simply won't want to. Get a room right on the water at Silver Cloud Inn so you can put off the pesky return trip until the next day. The food options are fantastic; Diamond Knot Brewery, Ivar's, and Arnie's are all just a quick stroll away.