6 Sep 2018
As summer comes to an end and the kids head back to school, most beach towns start to close and wait for next year’s crowd. However, Seabrook, Washington, is not most beach towns. With a mix of year-round events, unique shops, and plenty of small-town charm, a trip to Seabrook makes for an unforgettable fall getaway in Washington State. Autumn is a gorgeous time to explore the changing colors of the Evergreen State’s bountiful and lush landscapes. Olympic National Park contains a rainforest, mountain trails, rivers, and waterfalls that serve as the perfect backdrop for fall foliage. Whether you’re planning a family trip, a romantic escape, or a personal retreat, visit our Things to Do page for some of the best activities, shopping, and events in Washington’s Beach Town.
Things to Do on Fall Getaways in Washington State
There is plenty to do and see during a trip to Seabrook, Washington. When you visit in the fall, add these fun seasonal events to your calendar to get the most out of your trip!
Big Foot Brew Fest
The Big Foot Brew Fest is a popular event here in Seabrook, and a great way to spend fall getaways in Washington State! Ring in the season by toasting with some of the tastiest craft beers in the area. Enjoy food, live music, and more at this annual festival.
Adult Costume Party
This Halloween celebration is for adults only. Dance the night away, play fun party games, compete in the costume contest, and more when you attend this free Adult Costume Party at the Seabrook Town Hall!
Town Trick or Treat
Kids and families love Seabrook’s Annual Trick or Treat. Fall getaways in Washington State are always better with candy! Look for participating homes and businesses around town starting at 4 p.m. They’ll be the ones displaying a glittery pumpkin on the door.
Veteran’s Day is a great time to honor the vets in your family during your fall getaways to Washington State. When you visit Seabrook, the Distillery Dinner sponsored by Wishkah River Distillery will help you pay tribute and enjoy a great meal.
Best Places to See Fall Colors in Washington
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park has every landscape imaginable within its confines. There are beaches with rocky cliffs that merge into leafy green forests, rivers winding through valleys, and snow-capped mountains reaching up to touch the sky. There are even waterfalls scaling steep precipices down into streams surrounded by lush ferns. There’s something to impress even the most well-traveled visitors at this stunningly beautiful national park.
Hoh National Rainforest
Hoh National Rainforest is enchanting, to say the least. One of the largest temperate rainforests in the United States offers guests easy hiking opportunities and serves as a base camp for scaling the park’s tallest mountain, Mount Olympus. As you turn off of Highway 101, a myriad of beautiful fall foliage greets you. Follow the raging Hoh River to the visitors center where you start your journey on foot. Follow the many trails through the thick, towering trees to the banks of the river. The sound of flowing water coupled with the incredible views and colors transports you to a time before civilization existed. If a peaceful dive into a thickly veiled paradise is what you yearn for, this is it.
Surrounded by the northern foothills of the towering Olympic Mountains, the deep blue waters of this glacier-carved lake present a picture no camera or painting can replicate. This truly is one of the best places to see fall colors reflect off of the pristine lake to create an excellent viewing experience in an unparalleled setting. Rent a kayak and explore the remote corners of the lake or sit on the rocky shore and gaze at the unbelievable mountain setting. While you’re there, take the short hike to Marymere Falls. See vegetation that looks like it’s straight out of a Jurassic Park movie on the way to the stunning 90-foot waterfall. This trail is easy to access for all ages and is a 1.8-mile round trip.
Strait of Juan de Fuca
There are plenty of bright and vibrant trees to see along this body of water separating the U.S. and Canada. A drive down Highway 112 provides you with opportunities to pull over on the coastline and view the roaring ocean crash against the cliffs covered with a mix of evergreen trees and a rainbow of foliage. This is also an excellent spot for birdwatching as thousands of Canadian geese, trumpeter swans, and Falcons head south for the winter.
While you might not find tons of fall foliage here, this is one of the most breathtaking spots in Olympic National Park. Enter the park through Port Angeles and drive your car up the winding road all the way to the 5,242-foot peak. The views from the trails meandering around the visitors center offer unprecedented views of the Pacific Ocean, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Mount Olympus. Regardless of what season you come here, you will see snow, sunshine, clouds, and wildlife. If you’re lucky, you will spot a Bald Eagle soaring through the sky or mountain goats trekking up and down the steep sides of mountains. Hurricane Ridge should not be missed.
Tip: Make sure to check the Olympic National Park website for safety updates, closures, and in-depth information about everything in the park.
Book Your Stay at Seabrook Cottages Today!
Whether you are seeking a great location for your family’s fall getaways in Washington State, spring breaks, summer vacations, or winter holiday trips, Seabrook, Washington, can provide what you need. When you visit, spend your free time in a beautiful rental home from Seabrook Cottages. Regardless of when you book your stay, we can help you find a rental that meets your family’s unique needs. Our wide variety of properties feature oceanview, oceanfront, and pet-friendly homes. The vacation rental of your choice will contain something to satisfy every member of your family.
Don’t forget to check out our Things to Do page for local insight and information on events and activities going on in the area. Browse our vacation homes today and start planning your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Seabrook, Washington!