Seattle is located on Puget Sound in the majestic Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and thousands of acres of parklands, the area around the city is perfect for RVing. If you are planning to explore Seattle and other attractions in Washington, VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect RV rental for your next road trip.
Experience Seattle from above the iconic Space Needle, hike in the wonderful foothills of Mount Rainier, paddle along Puget Sound, catch all the action at a Seattle Mariners game, or simply set out on a drive in your motorhome to witness the evergreen lakes that earned its nickname “The Emerald City”.
Some of our favorite things to do year-round in Seattle are:
Summer (June, July, August): Soak up some rays and head to some of the famous beaches in Seattle such as the Alki Beach, Madison Park Beach, and Golden Gardens. Take advantage of the weather and enjoy an outdoor flick at Westlake Park every Friday. Make sure to stop by at the Pike Place Starbucks, also known as the Original Starbucks in Seattle to get some coffee.
Fall (September, October, November): Catch a Seattle Seahawks Game and hear the crowd roar as players make a run for the playoffs at CenturyLink Field. If you're spending the spooky holiday in the city, don't miss the Halloween festivities and parties including the Seattle Thrillers, Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, Harvest Festival, and FreakNight Festival. Only an hour and a half drive from the city via WA-167 S, the Mount Rainier National Park is an incredible place to go on scenic outdoor adventures.
Winter (December, January, February): Go ice skating at the Castle Ice Arena in the Renton Highlands area which is only half an hour drive from Seattle. Other places to skate around the city are Olympic View Arena in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood Ice Center. You can sample the brews at Winter Beer Fest at Magnuson Park or go on the Chocolate Indulgence Tour with Savor Seattle Food Tours. Don't forget to head down to Lake Union to witness some stunning boats lit up with holiday lights in December.
Spring (March, April, May): You can go gray whale watching, shop at Ballard Farmer's Market, visit the beautiful Jimi Hendrix Memorial or watch the Seattle Mariners play at T-Mobile Park. You can also admire the cherry blossoms in full bloom at Washington Park Arboretum. And if that isn't enough, go on a day trip to Mount Vernon to see the vibrant tulips in all shades at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Year-Round: Check out some of the most iconic landmarks and attractions in the city, including the famous Seattle Center, Olympic Sculpture Park, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Art Museum, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. If you're up for a 2-hour road trip, head to Leavenworth in your RV to soak up the picturesque views and German vibes. The beautiful Enchantments hike, which is located off of Icicle Creek just outside of Leavenworth, is worth a stop.
Bryn Mawr Beach RV Park is located next to Lake Washington off Rainier Avenue South. Open year-round, it is the only camping spot for motorhomes in Seattle. The park maintains 28 sites with great amenities including 10 hookup sites, laundry facilities, pool table, swimming pool, fishing opportunities, and a boat launch.
Seattle/Tacoma KOA is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Seattle via I-5 S. The campground serves up an array of breathtaking sights for RV rental and motorhome rental guests. Keeping company with the Green River, the camp provides easy RV parking. You can stay at premium, deluxe, or shaded tent sites and choose from full on-site amenities, including guided Seattle tours.
Dash Point State Park rests in the calm solitude of Northern Washington, located on SW Dash Point Road. Hidden between Seattle and Tacoma, the park has 114 campsites in addition to 27 utility campsites, 1 dump station, 4 restrooms, and 6 showers. A popular destination for water recreation, the park offers plenty of water activities and great views of Puget Sound.
The Space Needle in Seattle lures visitors to its sky-high attractions. Head to the observation deck and have a look at the city skyline. Amuse yourself with an evening of fine dining at the Sky City Restaurant. See the views of the ferries and ships that speckle Lake Union and Elliot Bay. Take in the beauty of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier from the best viewpoint in Seattle.
Pike Place Market is a farmer's market that was established in 1907. Today, the market has expanded to include specialty foods and a craft market. You can meet local farmers and enjoy delicious food from a number of restaurants along the waterfront.
Mount Rainier sits 14,410 above sea level and is a feast for the senses. Wildflower meadows perch along the icy base of the mountain, while forests cover the lower slope elevations. With six rivers produced from the mountain, the area sustains a unique ecosystem, founded by glacial and tectonic activity. It has a second unique distinction of being an active volcano.
Kerry Park offers fantastic views of downtown Seattle, and over the bay. If you visit the lookout on a clear day, you will be able to see Mount Rainier in the distance. If you are looking for a postcard-worthy photograph of Seattle, this is where you will find it.
You must be 25 years old or older.
No special license is required. All you need is your valid driver's license. An International Driving Permit (IDP) will be asked if your license is not printed in English.
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Most RV campsites can cost between $25 and $80 per night or more. However, please take note that campground rates may vary depending on the time of year and what facilities they provide.
Washington has plenty of free campgrounds including the Middle Waddell campground, which is only a 90-minute drive from Seattle following WA-167 S and I-5 S.