Why: The tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier has a circumference landscape area of 100 miles. As far as the eye can see, there’s beauty: glaciers, an abundance of wildlife, trails to hike and wildflowers everywhere. It can take your stay-cation to another level.
To do: There’s kayaking and golf, of course, but also Washington Wine Country. Jump in the whip and visit the vineyards and kick back as you sample homegrown grapes. Check out Sunrise and Paradise Areas.
Stay: Rainier has 17 communities in the area. Rest up in a cabin that has a wood-burning fireplace and cedar hot tub. Or stay at one that has a spa and hot tubs overlooking a Trout Pond.