Washington December 13, 2018
Here Are The 9 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Washington When You Need A Break From It All
The holiday season is magical, beautiful, and enchanting. It’s also hectic, expensive, and cold. If you’re already dreaming of visiting a nice, peaceful place after winter’s end, you’re not alone. Luckily, Washington has plenty of secluded spots you can visit for a break. Add these to your must-see list for 2019 and beyond.
1. The Hoh Rainforest
Did you know that a part of the Hoh was declared the quietest place in the United States? But even if you never find the One Square Inch of Silence, you'll have a totally relaxing experience walking through the Hall of Mosses.
2. Cape Flattery
Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States. It's located on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, and it's absolutely gorgeous.
Spend some time in this quiet Lake Chelan community, which is only accessible by boat or on foot. You won't have cell phone service, so you can completely disconnect.
4. Beacon Rock State Park
Not only is Beacon Rock State Park breathtaking, it also happens to offer unparalleled views of the Columbia River Gorge. Its located just outside of the town of Stevenson on WA-14.
5. Bloedel Reserve
Located on Bainbridge Island, the Bloedel Reserve is a peaceful sanctuary that was voted one of America's 10 Best Botanical Gardens.
6. Glacier Peak Wilderness
Located in the North Cascades, this 35-mile-long, 20-mile-wide wilderness area is nothing short of amazing. A mecca for climbing, hiking, and camping, its a beloved getaway for nature lovers.
7. Metaline Falls
Even most Washingtonians don't know this little community exists. Metaline Falls sits up in the northeastern corner of the state, and there's not much to it other than breathtaking scenery and peace and quiet,
8. Panther Creek Falls
Sometimes you just need a nice, secluded waterfall hike in your life. The Panther Creek Falls Trail in the Columbia River Gorge area (near Carson) is short and easy, and it leads right to this little piece of paradise.
9. Lopez Island
Lopez Island is the most rural of the San Juans, and what it lacks in amenities it makes up for in character and beauty. Visit for the quiet island getaway you didn't know you needed.
Temporary getaways are wonderful. But if you’re looking to get away from it all once and for all, move to one of
these quiet towns.