Hiking in Seattle - Mt. Si: This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day).
Ross Lake in the North Cascades of Washington State. This resort is made up of cabins floating on the lake. You have to hike down to the lake and then take a water taxi to the resort. Bring your own food, phone, as it is rustic.
Red Rock Country, AZ road trip: Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ The drive from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon thru Oak Creek Canyon is a must if you are in that area. Do not skip the town of Jerome perched high up on a ledge.