Seattle Space Needle

A capital of culture and wild surroundings, Seattle is a holidaymaker's dream. Of course, the best way to explore its urban delights and outdoor adventures is through an RV rental in Seattle. A camper will allow you to hop from one attraction to the other and take your own detours without sacrificing the comforts and amenities of a home. Indeed, Seattle has plenty to keep you occupied for days on end. You’ll love the magical sculpture gardens, fantastic coffee culture, lively city markets, sprawling urban parks, lush old-growth forests, stunning mountains, and awe-inspiring marine life. In this post, we will look at the top places to explore when you book a Seattle RV rental, discuss our company’s RV rental options and reveal the best campgrounds to park your mobile abode.

A Few Words on Seattle

Known as Emerald City or Jet City, Seattle is located on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. It’s the largest city in Washington State and is the seat of King County. There’s a flourishing and energetic economy and a large tech industry. Over 700,000 people call it home, but there is lots of space to spread out. Expect cool, wet winters and mild summers.

Best Attractions to Explore in Your Camper Rental Seattle, WA

After you reserve your RV rental in Seattle, WA, plan your trip around the following local attractions.

Mt Rainier National Park

Creating a snowcapped backdrop to Seattle, Mt Rainier is definitely one of the must-visit spots in your Seattle rental RV. This sleeping giant last erupted in 1854, and boasts blankets of wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and slopes cloaked with old-growth forests.

Certainly, there are plenty of easy and moderate trails that lead to hidden waterfalls and subalpine lakes. More activities include biking, fishing, boating, skiing, and snowshoeing. There are plenty of scenic roads that circumnavigate the mountain, and many have phenomenal overlooks.

Olympic National Park

Those with an adventurous spirit should pilot their RV rental in Seattle to Olympics NP to experience nature in its rawest, purest form. Just 2 hours outside of Seattle, this park rewards visitors with magnificent waterfalls, charming tide pools, crashing waves, and a celestial light show unlike any other.

Indeed, you can wander under the lush canopy of the temperate rain forests, get your toes wet on the sandy beaches, bathe in a natural hot spring, or marvel at a glacially carved lake. There are dozens of trails ranging from easy to moderate, and some will allow you to spot majestic wildlife.

North Cascades National Park

Another wild, rugged, and remote place to adventure in your Seattle camper rental is North Cascades NP. Nicknamed the American Alps, it has over 300 Glaciers, jagged peaks, slopes with emerald-green forests, turquoise blue lakes, and free-falling waters.

Despite its shimmering beauty, it’s one of the lesser visited NPs in the US, making it a great retreat for unwinding. You don’t have to be a seasoned climber to visit. You can hike gentle trails, kayak on a breathtaking lake, watch wildlife, and even drive on a scenic highway with numerous viewpoints.

Discovery Park

Sprawling 534 acres, Discovery Park is Seattle's largest green space. This urban escape is nestled on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, and offers breathtaking views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges. Expect natural attractions, a variety of wildlife, and modern fun facilities.

Some of its highlights include forests, open meadows, sea cliffs, 2 miles of tidal beaches, freshwater streams, sand dunes, and over 10 miles of trails. Amenities range from playgrounds, sports courts, a zip line, boating access, and a beautiful lighthouse.

Space Needle

The most recognizable landmark of Emerald City, Space Needle is a must-see location after you rent an RV in Seattle. It’s an observation tower with a futuristic feel. After you ride an elevator 520 feet up into the sky, you'll catch 360-degree views of the city and commanding views of the mountains or Puget Sound.

More features include floor-to-ceiling glass on the edge of the observation deck, a revolving glass floor, a sophisticated lounge, and a gift shop. You’ll also get access to powerful free telescopes.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Another exciting spot to visit in your RV rental Seattle is Chihuly Garden and Glass. Located within the Seattle Center, directly next to the Space Needle, this Museum and Garden is full of unique and beautiful glass creations.

You'll find 8 galleries with mesmerizing artwork, a 40-foot tall glasshouse covering 4,500 square feet, a lush botanical Garden with unique collections, a 90-seat cafe with outdoor dining, along with a multi-use theater. Most of the museum exhibits are the work of innovative glassblower Dale Chihuly who was a Tacoma native.

Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world. It's home to 150 aircraft and spacecraft, educational exhibits, and aviation-related historical objects. Famous exhibits include a Concorde, the first ever presidential jet, and the fastest plane ever built.

You’ll be awed by the personal stories of pilots and air support troops, enjoy an interactive experience in a flight simulator, and even climb in a cockpit of a combat aircraft. In addition, you can learn about the birthplace of Boeing.

Puget Sound and Seattle Aquarium

The Puget Sound is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean with an astonishing variety of things to do and see. Maneuver your motorhome or travel trailer rental Seattle to the waterfront and enjoy whale sightings, ferry rides, sunset hikes, sandy beaches, and reclusive islands accessible by RV.

A brilliant way to learn about the marine life of the Puget Sound is to visit Seattle Aquarium, on Pier 57. It’s home to playful seals and otters, salmon, and colorful invertebrates. There’s also a one-of-a-kind undersea dome where you can spot sharks and other fascinating fish in their natural playground.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a vibrant public market that overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront in downtown Seattle. Here, over 255 vendors offer a rich variety of wares if you want to take some souvenirs back home. You’ll also get a chance to observe a famous fish-tossing tradition and live-music street performers.

You can also shop for fish, fruit, and vegetables that you’ll later use to make a 5-star meal in the kitchen of your camper rental Seattle. If you prefer to eat out, there are 80 local restaurants and bakeries. Make sure you try out the mouthwatering grilled seafood.

Coffee Culture

A visit to Seattle isn’t complete without indulging in the local coffee culture. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to enjoy a relaxing cup of this caffeinated beverage. The Original Starbucks at Pike Place is undoubtedly the best stop for an authentic coffee experience. Don't forget to snap their 5-decade-old sign. Monorail Espresso is another iconic place that dishes out high-quality espresso drinks.

Discover Seattle RV Rentals that Match Your Needs

At Outdoors RV Rentals, we understand every camper has unique requirements that’s why we have assembled a fleet of diverse RVs. Check out our campers for rent in Seattle to find accommodation on wheels that meets your comfort needs, group size, and budget.

Our Campervan Rentals Seattle - If you’re looking for a van that’s easy to drive and great on fuel economy, we have one class B campervan for rent in Seattle (Ford Transit 350 XLT) that sleeps 3. In addition, we have 3 micro campervans, including 2 Caravan Outfitter Free Bird Micro Campervans that sleep 2 each and a 2-sleeper Wayfarer Wally Micro Campervan.

Our Motorhome Rentals Seattle - Those traveling with a bigger family or looking for something spacious can book any of our 3 Class C rentals in Seattle. The Dynamax REV 24RB is a luxury unit that sleeps 4-6, the Chateau Sport 28A is a spacious boondocking rig that accommodates 6-8, while the Coachmen Leprechaun 230CB sleeps 5-7.

Our Travel Trailer Rentals Seattle - Those who want better gas mileage and the option to unhitch and take the tow vehicle to explore far and wide will be impressed by our lineup of travel trailers for rent in Seattle. The 2021 SportTrek 336VRK is a traditional travel trailer that sleeps 4, while the Bushwacker 10SS is a lightweight teardrop trailer that sleeps 2.

Our Tent Camper Car Rental Seattle - Our fleet also includes a Yakima Skyrise Roof Top Tent Camper Car. This miniature mobile abode sleeps 3 on the roof rent, has a foam mattress, and is an all-wheel drive.

Notably, all our RV Rentals in Seattle are professionally serviced to keep them in pristine shape, and they are outfitted with some boondocking capabilities, allowing you to venture and stay off-grid longer.

Best Places to Camp in Your Seattle RV Rental

Not sure where to stay after you hire a camper in Seattle? Here are a few excellent campgrounds.

Lake Pleasant RV Park - Located 15 miles north of Seattle in Bothell, WA, it has 196 sites, great amenities, and fantastic reviews.

Blue Sky RV Park - Situated 20 miles East of Seattle at the base of Tiger Mountain. There are 51 spacious and level sites.

Vasa Park Resort - Nestled on the shores of Lake Sammamish, just ten minutes from downtown Seattle. It has around 20 sites and plenty of on-site activities.

Book an RV Rental in Seattle Today

You now know the top attractions, the best RV rentals in Seattle, and the top places to camp. With this information, there is no reason why not to hire an RV and explore Emerald City and its surroundings. Whether you’re a couple, a big crew, or a solo traveler, we have a wide variety of RVs at our disposal. But don't wait until the last minute. Find and reserve your camper now, so you get exactly what you want.

03/16/2023, 10:33 AM | Stephen Mwan