Why: Puget Sound is a string of waterways and islands and easy to get to from Seattle by ferry or bridge. It’s also a nature haven offering easy access to whale and eagle sightings.
To do: Be a kid and visit the zoo, Fort Casey State Park or head over to the beach.
Stay: Puget Sound offers an abundance of waterfront B&Bs, inns and resorts along the shorelines. Snag a spot at a spa hotel for under $200/night where rooms are furnished with queen- or king-sized beds.