Northwest Getaway Ideas on a Budget
Living in the Northwest we have so many wonderful options for budget friendly or cheap weekend getaways. Within driving distance we can see the mountains, wine country, beaches, and city getaways. We have access to family vacations, romantic escapes, outdoor vacations or urban site seeing. Plus, you can do many of these things on a budget too!
Here are our favorite picks this week for some great deals you can get on Pacific Northwest Getaways. Be sure to bookmark this page (or pin it to your travel board) as we will be updating it regularly with new ideas!
If you want to know what some of these destinations are like, be sure to check out our northwest travel reviews page for some of our favorite affordable getaways (and savings tips). And if you are looking for a great indoor pool, check out this article on 6 Washington Hotels with great indoor pools for the family!
We know these days more folks are interested in stand alone rentals too, so we have a big list of cabin rentals in the NW that you can find here too.
Seattle Getaways (& Surrounding Areas):
I just love the Wenatchee and Leavenworth areas this time of the year! Here is our review of a fun place to go for families if you are looking for someplace right now.
Not only do you get your very own tiny house to stay in here, but this place also offers mini golf, tennis courts (bring your own items to play with), sits on a lake and is right in between Leavenworth and Wenatchee for lots of day trip fun!
Explore the Kitsap Peninsula from $81 / nt (stay in Silverdale)
The Quality Inn and Suites in Silverdale has double queen beds for as low as $81/nt.
This spot includes free hot breakfast, and is pet friendly. I have not stayed here, but we did stay nearby, and so I know that this spot is in walking distance to the water.
The Best Western, and Oxford Suites are two spots that are both usually affordable and are waterfront too, if you want something a little nicer (we share our review of our Best Western stay below). There are also a number of beautiful resorts on the Peninsula if you want to pay a bit more, and we share some of those ideas below too.
The Kitsap Peninsula is fun to explore, and we have enjoyed these spots in the past:
- Silverdale on the water for a great price!
- Alderbrook Resort
- and Clear Water Resort
- Here are lots of ideas for towns and beaches to explore in the area too.
Camp at Lakesdale Resort in the San Juans –
Lakesdale Resort is open for Spring Break dates with up to 30% off. Campsites start at $39, RV sites for $49 and if you want to spend more you can glamp in a or stay in the lodge too! 3-night minimum stay in any RV or campsite is required. Check out Jens review from her summer stay, to get a better idea of what this resort offers.
Seaside Oregon – The River Inn at Seaside from $76!
This spot can get pricey in the Summer, so one of the shoulder seasons (like Spring) is the perfect time to enjoy it on a budget! It sits on the river, and is a short walk from the beach front (and easy access to all the shopping and restaurants on the promenade). We have heard from a number of Thrifty NW Mom readers who have recommended this spot in the past. Some perks include free continental breakfast (grab and go right now), complimentary bike rentals, outdoor firepit to enjoy, free DVD rentals and more!
It looks like there are currently still many dates left in April (mostly mid week). They will cost a little more, but still options for Spring Break dates for many.
We had a ton of fun visiting during another shoulder season (Spring) in the past, and share our review of that trip here to give you some ideas on what to do in the area here.
The Waves Hotel in the Newport area is as low as $77/nt, This hotel sits across from Nyes Beach, which has 12 miles of ocean front and restaurants and shops. We love this area. They also offer an indoor salt water pool and sauna to relax in, as well as complimentary breakfast.
We have not stayed here before, but I know the location and it is fun. It is in the Nye Beach area so you can walk to restaurants and shops, as well as a beautiful beach area.
Lots of dates open for this spot in April right now. It really is a wonderful location to explore with kids.
If you want a bit of a nicer resort in the general vicinity we loved the Salishan Lodge (beautiful spot), and they have rates from $112 a night. We stayed here a number of years back, and fell in love.
Plus, if you are looking at putting yourself in a place that has a bit more distance from your neighbors, we LOVED our stay at these cabins in the Whalers Resort, in the Newport area – it was such a wonderful getaway!
If you are wanting to take a trip to Great Wolf Lodge check out our article here on the current promo codes available to help you save more.
Sure Stay in Post Falls Idaho from $46 (Northern Idaho)
Book a stay here from $46/nt, and enjoy they the indoor pool, and complimentary breakfast buffet, where you’ll find plenty of hot and cold options. Coure D’Alene is nearby to enjoy that town as well.
Other Articles to help you plan cheap weekend getaways include:
- Be sure to check out our Northwest Travel Reviews page, to get more inspiration for cheap weekend getaway ideas!
- If you are thinking about Disneyland, we have created an entire page with Disneyland Savings tips too here.
- If you’re a Costco member, find out how to save on travel using the Costco Travel services here.
- You will find current promo codes available to save at Great Wolf Lodge here (Grand Mound)