This holiday weekend, would you rather spend your day off inside a crowded shopping mall frantically searching for the day's best deals, or in nature, enjoying the peaceful sounds of singing birds, fall leaves crunching below your boots and the fresh smell of pine trees?  We're joining the national movement to #OptOutside. On the interactive map below, our team has shared some of their favorite Washington sweet spots.

Join our team and share your #OptOutside stories! As you explore tag your photos on social media with #OptOutside and #northwestnature. Add your trip reports, photos, and suggestions on our Facebook page or email us at to tell us where you went and what you did! We'll share some stories on our #OptOutside Map. 

Stories from our staff