Distance from Seattle: 122 miles
This one’s for the hikers and/or campers. It's a 6.5-mile round-trip walk if you make it the whole way. But good news for the lazy: you can find open fields just about a mile in, or scramble up a buttress for a wide-open view.
Distance from Seattle: 80 miles
Head north on a quick drive where you can park and hang out overlooking the islands before the sun goes down, then wait for the light show. Trails abound in this area, so you can jet off and find a secluded spot if you prefer.
Distance from Seattle: 27 miles
Take in the shooting stars from this 59-acre park surrounded by river on three sides. And hey, you can get some fishing in, too -- if that’s your thing.
Distance from Seattle: 82 miles
In this area, you can claim a spot on a dock, Rosario Beach, or a cliff. If you don’t want to camp, you can just hang on the pedestrian lane on the bridge.