Summer Escapes: Day Trips and Weekend Getaways from Wenatchee for a Perfect Summer Adventure

I am always looking for random ideas to get away and recharge. Here are some trip ideas for taking a day off - or for the weekend.  One is on the dry side of Washington. The other is on the wet drizzly side. Lets start with the dry side, buckle up here we go!

Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)
Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)

* A Visit to Walla Walla Wine Country

- This was recently voted the Number One Wine Region in America. While you’re there, you should make plans and hit up the also recently voted number one tasting room in America: The Chihuly Tasting Room at Long Shadows Vintners

Long Shadows Vintners

1604 Frenchtown Rd

Walla Walla, WA, 99362

PHONE: 509-526-0905 


And here's my idea for a getaway to Western Washington

* Camping on the Olympic Peninsula - near Hood Canal and visiting the nearby Hama Hama Oyster Saloon.

Lake Cushman Photo Credit: Darren Tyson (Facebook)
Lake Cushman
Photo Credit: Darren Tyson (Facebook)

Great camping ideas in the region:

Skokomish Park on Lake Cushman. Cost: Sites start at $23 for walk-in sites, $28 for campsites, and $34 for RV sites

Number of Sites: 94 sites More info:

Potlatch State Park. Cost: Primitive sites start at $12. Standard campsites are $25-$35. RV sites cost $30-$45, depending if you need power/hook-up. Number of camping sites: 73 Number of camping sites

Lake Cushman Resort Lake Cushman is one of the best lakes in Washington State. Bring your camera/smartphone and take pics, because the views are amazing.Lake Cushman Resort Costs: Sites start at $20 for tents and $30 for RVs

Number of Camping sites: 69 Sites

I’ve had the Hama Hama Oyster Saloon on my longtime bucket list for some time.

KING 5 Seattle (YouTube)
KING 5 Seattle (YouTube)

This unique oyster saloon/restaurant is on the Western shore (The Olympic Mountains side) of Hood Canal - in a town called Lilliwaup. Its not far from the three campsites listed above. Don’t worry if the weather’s on the drizzly side. They have shelters to protect you from the frequent precipitation. If you like oysters, clams, beer & wine - You have to make plans and go!

Hama Hama Oyster Saloon 

35846 N. US HWY 101

Lilliwaup, WA 98555

Phone: (360) 877-5811

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