Distance from Seattle: 17 miles
All those guys you know from college who went to business school? They probably live here now, which is likely why you haven't spent enough time in Seattle's easternmost suburb (we're calling Snoqualmie a "bedroom community") to know that it's actually got a small-town feel. That's thanks to 1,700 acres of park land, historic buildings, and even a creek running through the center of town, all of which combine to make you forget that you're still only a moment from I-90. Know what else will make you forget? Posting up at the redundant, but can't-miss, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In and downing one of their XXX Burgers. It makes a trip across the floating bridge worth it all by itself.