We are planning our first trip to Seattle in mid-Sept. From what I've read, we'll need to rent a car. We'd like to see as much variety as possible without being totally exhausted. An overnight at Olympic NP? A ride into Vancouver? Whidbey Island? Shopping? I was thinking a day of site seeing in Seattle, and then off exploring the other three. Can you help with suggestions and a convenient location(s) of where to stay? Thanks!