5 Dreamy Washington State Destinations for a Romantic Getaway

Are you and your spouse looking for the perfect romantic getaway? Look no further than Washington State. Keep reading to discover the perfect romantic Washington getaway destinations.

With its lush forests, majestic mountains, stunning coastline, and picturesque towns, Washington State offers an abundance of romantic destinations and activities to enjoy with your special someone.

A large white ferry pulls into a harbor with other boats docked in the near foreground.
Washington State Ferry in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Staying in the charming seaside town of Friday Harbor on the San Juan Islands is an experience that feels like stepping into one of those Hallmark movie small towns. This island offers sweeping views of the water and provides plenty of romantic opportunities for couples to explore.

From whale watching and kayaking to biking or hiking, there are plenty of activities for you two to share. And Friday Harbor is one of the top whale-watching destinations in the United States, so I’d put that on the top of your “to-do” list for this getaway.

Friday Harbor House offers rooms with stunning views of the Harbor as well as on-site dining.

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Orcas Island

With its lush evergreen forests, beaches, and stunning views of the surrounding islands, Orcas Island offers plenty of activities for couples to enjoy such as kayaking, hiking, whale-watching, biking, camping, and more.

Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, Orcas Island is an ideal destination. Visit Moran State Park, enjoy a driving tour around the horseshoe-shaped island, head to the summit of Mount Constitution, or check out the artists’ co-op in Olga.

Doe Bay Resort and Retreat offers unique accommodations (like yurts and domes!). They also have a cafe that offers “seed-to-table” cuisine.

Otter’s Pond B&B is just 3 minutes from Moran State Park and offers chef-prepared breakfast daily.

view of the San Juans Islands from Orcas Island in Washington State

Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine

For an unforgettable romantic getaway, couples should consider visiting Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington.

Located on the scenic Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo offers a range of activities for couples to enjoy such as biking on the Semiahmoo Spit, salt-water kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the hotel’s on-site restaurant or take a stroll on the boardwalk. Try the resort’s spa, enjoy a bonfire, soak in the hot tub, and so much more.

Semiahmoo is a much-beloved place for a getaway among those in my family.

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Whidbey Island

Whidbey is well known for its arts community. Explore the Whidbey Art Trail to discover and appreciate the various galleries, art studios, and sculpture parks that fill the island.

Whidbey is the largest island in Washington State, so you would have a few choices for towns in which to stay. If you want to be situated in the middle of it all, Coupeville is a great choice for you. If, however, your preference lies with larger towns you might choose Oak Harbor or Langley (near the ferry).

Guests love the Saratoga Inn in Langley and the Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville.

sandy beach on Whidbey Island lined with evergreen trees

Snoqualmie Falls

To experience one of the best romantic getaways in Washington State, try making the short drive from Seattle to the stunning 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls on the Snoqualmie River.

About 1.5 million people visit the Falls every year and enjoy the view. A two-acre park, gift shop, and an upper and lower observation deck await you at the falls. The decks are available daily to provide breathtaking views of the cascading waters.

For a weekend of beauty and tranquility, Salish Lodge & Spa is a top choice. The resort opened its doors in 1916 and has since become one of Washington State’s top getaway spots. Perched upon the banks of Snoqualmie Falls, this lodge offers its guest rooms with captivating views.

large waterfall kicking up mist


If you’re looking for a couple’s weekend getaway that feels like you’ve traveled to Europe without leaving the United States, then Leavenworth is the place for you. It’s certainly one of the most popular spots in the state.

Tucked away in the Cascade Mountains, this gem of a town is overflowing with all kinds of attractions, from delicious restaurants to unique shops and even a nutcracker museum! Or unleash your adventurous side and explore the Wenatchee River by raft.

There are many great places to stay in Leavenworth, but one of the best is the Bavarian Lodge. The Bavarian Lodge is located in the heart of Leavenworth.

Leavenworth Washington

The bottom line

Washington State is full of the most romantic getaways, from the Bavarian Lodge in Leavenworth to Semiahmoo in Blaine. No matter where you go, whether a luxury hotel or a rustic cabin, you are sure to find stunning scenery and plenty of activities to enjoy together.

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