The pandemic has changed the way people travel. And one of the biggest shifts is a greater focus on open-air trips. Far from a fad, getaways that combine scenic beauty, family-friendly activities and relaxing vibes are here to stay. (After all, we could all use a little R&R every now and again, err always.) This brings us to one of the most popular means of getting out and immersing yourself in nature. Camping—whether it’s a quick overnight or a week-long vacation.
Surely, you already know there’s terrific camping in Colorado, California and New York. Perhaps, you’re even aware of the many campsites in Texas and Florida. But what’s your familiarity with the best camping in Washington? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of the best spots to spend the night underneath the stars. What’s cool is that it’s not just tents. You'll also find RV parks, car camping (Google “car campgrounds near Seattle”), glamping setups and more unique options such as yurts. The accommodations, of course, come secondary to the gorgeous scenery that’s all around.
According to Pitchup.com, the most popular location types for camping are beaches, mountains and forests (in that order). Where does this trifecta of beautiful backdrops exist? Yep, you guessed it, all this—and more—is waiting in the Evergreen State.
So pack up your food (please bring more than just s’mores supplies), reusable water bottle, bug spray, fave all-terrain gear, extra clothing, stuff to keep the kids entertained and products for your pup (provided the campground is dog-friendly) and head out west for some unforgettable camping in Washington. Oh, and because pitching a tent and trekking are basically a match made in outdoorsy heaven, don’t forget to consult this handy hiking checklist before hitting the trails.