We will be visiting family in Lynden at the end of April, and decided to make a long weekend of it. We thought it would be a nice opportunity to see a bit of Seattle and have a nice drive through Washington (almost) up to the border. Now I'm looking for recommendations, particularly once we leave Seattle and head north.
We're flying into Sea-Tac late on Tuesday night, and sleeping at an airport hotel. We'll go into Seattle in the morning and spend Wednesday and the first part of Thursday in the city, before we hit the road.
Lynden seems like a pretty straightshot up I-5, but being familiar with I-5 in California, it probably doesn't have much to do along the way, so we'd like to find a route that is scenic, and has maybe a nice town to spend Thursday night, and Friday. We'd like to get outdoors on Friday (maybe a not-too-strenuous hike), before making our way up to our ultimate destination by sometime midday Saturday. We'll have to take the direct route back on Saturday night, where we'll sleep at the same airport hotel as when we arrived, and fly back home on Sunday morning.
So I think we're in good shape on how to divide up our time, but I'd like recommendations on the best places for these things:
- lodging in Seattle (moderately priced, but a good location is more important),
- overall route from Seattle to Lynden,
- a place to stay on that route, and
- a good place along it to hike and see some of Washington's famous natural beauty.
I appreciate any and all input. I'm looking forward to our little "Washington state sampler".
Thanks, and safe travels!