Why You Gotta Go: This rugged and budget-friendly county tucked into the southwest corner of Washington State is packed with family-friendly ways to get your nature fix. It has one of only two temperate rainforests in the northern hemisphere. Explore it by visiting Olympic National Park. While there, bike over to Hurricane Ridge for the colorful explosion of wildflowers. You can find a list of stroller-friendly trails and ranger-led tours and events on their website.
Two down-home events to check out: the Westport Windriders Kite Festival in Grayland and the Grays Harbor County Fair in Elma. Want to kick back by the sea? Grays Harbor has more than 50 miles of beaches!
Chow Down: Bennett’s Restaurant in Grayland makes mean Dungeness crab cakes and a killer clam chowder. Add Bennett’s Fish Shack in Westport to your kids’ menu; the fish and chips put England’s to shame.