Whidbey is number 5 in Northwest road trips

Whidbey Island is number 5 on AAA Washington's Puget Sound-area Top 10 road trips.

Whidbey beat out such pristine and picturesque drives as Snoqualmie Falls (6), the San Juan Islands (7) and La Conner (10). Mount Rainier came in at the top of the list, followed by Leavenworth, downtown Seattle and Mount St. Helens.

Road trips can be an affordable option to summer vacation, especially with the abundance of travel bargains out there right now and gas prices holding steady.

Here are the favorite road trips of AAA Washington’s Puget Sound-area Auto Travel counselors who help thousands of members plan exciting and fun road trips every year.

Top 10 road trips (that can be done in a day):

1. Mount Rainier

2. Leavenworth

3. Downtown Seattle Attractions

4. Mount St. Helens

5. Whidbey Island

6. Snoqualmie Falls

7. San Juan Islands

8. Olympic Peninsula/Olympic Nation Park

9. Olympia

10. La Conner

Top 5 road trips that would include an overnight stay:

1. Portland, Oregon

2. Vancouver, British Columbia

3. Victoria, British Columbia

4. Northern Oregon Coast

5. Olympic Peninsula/Olympic Nation Park

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904. Call 1-800-562-2582.

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