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Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

Any good places to stop along the route?

Washington State
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for Yosemite National Park
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reviews: 74
1. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

What kinds of places are you seeking? When is this drive?

Sultan Bakery

Wallace Falls State Park for a 5 mile hike

Deception Falls for a stroll (parking lot closed in winter)

Stevens Pass Bike Park (summer) or Stevens Pass Washington Ski Resort (winter) - same place

Turnouts on Hwy 2 to look at the Skykomish River or the Wenatchee River.

Redding, California
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reviews: 6
2. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

I am from Seattle but have lived in N. Ca for 30 years. We are coming up to the area for a week at Thanksgiving. We would like to take our two teenagers and go to Leavenworth/Poulsbo for a few days.

Issue is that we can't put chains on our car. Is it even remotely possible to even think of doing this?

Any help you can give me would be appreciate

Green Valley...
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for Yellowstone National Park, Seattle
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3. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

oh2bme, please start a new post so we all do not get confused by different kinds of replies.

In a nutshell, yes, the roads will probably be clear or soon cleared if there were snow on the passes, I 90 a "safer" bet than SR 2.

Unlikely to see snow on Bainbridge Island/Poulsbo.

Edited: 8:25 pm, September 01, 2013
Green Valley...
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4. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

This is applicable to traveling over the passes: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/winter/traction.htm

Wichita, Kansas...
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5. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

I am wondering about places to eat along the way. We will be driving from Seattle to Leavenworth and then a couple of days later from Leavenworth to Issaquah. Somewhere I had read that there is an old-time restaurant (burgers & shakes) along the way worth stopping at, but I have no idea now where I read that.

Oregon/Washington
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for Portland, Sunriver
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6. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

That is probably Zeke's Drive Inn in Gold Bar.

Seattle, Wa
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7. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

Personally I'd just eat in Seattle or Leavenworth. They're only 2.5 hours apart. There aren't that many good choices in between.

Renton, WA
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8. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

I agree with christie1....eat when you get to Leaveworth. Lots of wonderful restaurants.

9. Re: Drive from Seattle to Leavenworth

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