Day Trips To Take From Kirkland

September, 15 2021

Summer might be winding down, but who says your exploring has to stop? With so many incredible locations just a short drive from Kirkland, a day trip is the perfect way to go on an adventure, year-round! Here are a few of our favorite day trip spots!



You may overlook Woodinville as a day trip spot because of its proximity to Kirkland, but we are here to tell you it is the perfect little getaway! We like to call Woodinville, Washington’s Napa Valley. Woodinville boasts some of the world’s most incredible wines and wineries, and it is right here in our very own backyard. Grab a few friends, pack a cheese and charcuterie picnic and enjoy the day at the many wineries and tasting rooms. One of our favorites is Chateau St. Michelle. There is always a tour, event, or special tasting going on that you can attend. Check it out here:


Mount Rainier 

On any given day we may be lucky enough to see Mount Rainier peaking out. We are also lucky enough that visiting the majestic National Park is only about a two hour car ride away! The active volcano is a must see up close, and you can make it happen and be home all in one day. For a small fee, you can drive in and enjoy 275 miles of maintained trails and 120 miles of roads. We recommend clicking through their website and planning your trip accordingly before you visit!



Another two hour drive from Kirkland will transport you to a Bavarian village right here in Washington. Leavenworth will allow you to enjoy a little slice of Europe, without ever having to get on a plane. With plenty of dining, shopping, and activities, Leavenworth has something for everyone. If you are going to visit, this time of year is really special with Oktoberfest and Christmastown festivities. Visit their website to plan your next trip!


Gig Harbor 

Gig Harbor is the perfect place to take a couples day trip! Just an hour from Kirkland, this picturesque maritime village provides a small town feel right outside the hustle and bustle of city life. You can take a nice long walk and learn about Gig Harbor through the Waterfront History Walk. Keep strolling and visit the many boutiques for a unique shopping experience, and end the day at one of the tasty waterfront restaurants. Plan your next trip here:


Snoqualmie Falls

Another local hidden gem is Snoqualmie Falls! Just a 30ish minute drive from Kirkland will take you to breathtaking nature. Pack lunch, and enjoy the great outdoors with your family at one of the many picturesque picnic tables. The best part is, admission is free and dogs on leashes are welcome! Plan ahead for your next trip here:

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