Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound on the west, the Seattle area is filled with opportunities for day trips under $100. Three National Parks are within a two to three hour drive from downtown, the Cascade Mountains offer incredible hiking opportunities, Lake Washington and Puget Sound have numerous beaches, and the city offers many parks for exploration. A ferry ride takes the visitor to islands within Puget Sound or the Olympic Peninsula. The area is dotted with wineries, parks, and museums. Whether watching a sunrise or sunset, locals and visitors can enjoy the culture and beauty of the Emerald City.
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