Help me plot some fun weekend trips around Washington State
February 10, 2010 1:27 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for great bookstores, thriftshops, funky restaurants/coffeshops, places to buy old records cheap, and other cool places like that in Washington outside Seattle
posted by lunasol to Travel & Transportation around Washington (18 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
My limit is about a four-hour drive (or combination of drive and ferry) from Seattle. As for the thriftshops - I'm not looking for antiques stores, but rather the kind of un-picked-over thrift stores and junk shops one only finds outside of major metropolitan areas. For bookstores, the platonic ideal of what I'm thinking of is The Book Mill in Western Mass
, but really, any better-than-expected small-town bookstore is great.
Extra points for recommending great towns that have some combination of the above. I'm new to the area, so don't hesitate to recommend something just because you think it's too obvious.