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Take a trip to upmarket Mercer Island located a stone’s throw from the buzzing, urban metropolis of Seattle and enjoy the best of both worlds. Sample all of the splendid city attractions on offer in the lively, cosmopolitan city of Seattle with it’s legendary coffee houses, laid back bookstores and wonderfully eclectic vibe. Explore the world’s most breathtaking alpine scenery in the renowned beauty of Mount Rainier National Park on long, exhilarating hikes in pristine mountain air. Fill your days with wonderful museum visits, fine dining and thrilling outdoor adventure in this perfectly situated, central location.A perfect weekend getaway
These lovely, upmarket rentals feature comfortable luxury furnishings and tasteful decor. Many of the vacation rentals on offer have a superb private terrace view of the surrounding lakeside and are ideal for a romantic vacation for couples to Washington State or for a small family keen on the amazing city diversions of Seattle and the splendid nature hikes available in the legendary national parks that surround Mercer Island.
Vacations on Mercer Island
The area and getting around
The surrounding area is a treasure trove of natural beauty for travelers who are keen on larger than life outdoor adventures. Spectacular Mount Rainier National Park and the vast wilderness of coniferous mountain slopes, glaciers and lakes that are characteristic of splendid North Cascades National park are both within easy driving distance of Mercer Island. Pack your hiking gear for the most memorable alpine hiking experiences of your life in this magical, glacial mountain wonderland with its dense forests, meadows, waterfalls and lakes.Upscale urban buzz of museums and eateries
The ideal location of this area makes it easy to access all of the wonderful, trendy, cosmopolitan attractions that a large, sophisticated metropolis like Seattle has to offer. Delight yourself with museum visits and unique shopping and upmarket foodie experiences in this wonderfully diverse and exciting city. Glittering, gorgeous Vancouver with it’s unique snowy mountain backed skyline is within easy striking distance for a memorable day trip of scenic driving, shopping and wonderful dining, museum and art gallery experiences. Soak up the ambience of one of Seattle’s legendary bookstores and relax with a cup of Seattle’s famous Java in hand in an atmospheric cafe.
Travelers and activities
Seattle is a mecca for shoppers with it’s wonderful downtown retail district. You will find a wide selection of unique items to browse and buy at local markets, vintage malls, thrift stores and specialty food emporiums. Fans of exotic Asian groceries will have a delightful time browsing Chinatown International District while locally produced high quality jewelry, pottery, home decor, coffee and artisanal food items can all be found at Pikes Place Market and the Waterfront. Enjoy browsing hip fashion and footwear boutiques and discover arty shops, galleries and fabulous museums and theaters in this cultural metropolis that is packed with unique and interesting attractions.Mercer Island for outdoor enthusiasts
With miles of hiking possibilities and plenty of opportunity for city rambles, Mercer Island is uniquely positioned to offer visitors an upmarket urban lakeside experience alongside a vast selection of rugged outdoor adventures. Choose from 3 spectacular national parks and plan an enthralling, dream hiking itinerary experiencing some of America’s most dramatic and beautiful natural heritage. At 4392 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in Washington and is considered a must for mountaineering enthusiasts! Mercer Island offers a once in a lifetime chance for thrilling outdoor adventure blended with countless sophisticated city amenities and attractions for a vacation of a lifetime!
Did you know that upscale Mercer Island is home to some of Seattle’s Microsoft and Starbucks billionaires!
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If magical, mossy, leafy woodland scenes are what you love, you will find peace and a glorious respite from the mayhem of city life in this lush parkland. There are dense groves of ferns and ancient trees, gushing waterfalls, sublime mountain views, wooden footbridges, plenty of wildlife sightings and lovely secluded spots to stop for a picnic, This 3115 acres heritage park has 38 miles of hiking trails and 12 miles of equestrian trails and is located just a 12 minute drive east of Mercer Island.2. Explore Mount Rainier National Park
This 370 square mile park located just 54 miles south of Mercer Island is considered to be one of the most extravagantly beautiful alpine parks on planet earth. This rugged landscape will take your breath away with it’s wild, raw, pristine, awe inspiring beauty. Framed by a view of towering, glacier capped Mount Rainier, you are in for an unparalleled alpine experience! In the spring an array of stunning wild flowers grace the verdant meadows while glittering peaks soar in the distance. There are glittering waterfalls in summer and the autumn foliage in hues of gold, red and amber is magnificent. While the stunning Skyline trail is highly recommended, there are multiple trails for hikers of all ages to enjoy.3. Take a daytrip to Vancouver
Rise early and enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic drive to the stunning city of Vancouver. This glittering metropolis is surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of snow capped mountain peaks and glimmering waterways. Pick from an array of stunning, innovative museums to visit, drop in at the wonderful Pacific Arts craft market and head to the beautifully vibrant downtown Gastown district where lovely, refurbished buildings are home to upscale and interesting boutiques and galleries. Have a late lunch in one of the trendy local restaurants and browse the shops before heading back to your home base on Mercer Island.4. Spend the day in Seattle
Begin the day in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood with a cup of fine Java from one of Seattle’s highly rated coffee emporiums. Pioneer square will delight you with its quirky architecture, cafes, bookstores and art galleries. Pay a visit to the Klondike Gold Rush museum to immerse yourself in history before taking an unforgettable panoramic trip up Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. Head to Pike Place market and indulge your taste buds at this foodie mecca before heading to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle’s must visit, imaginative and highly innovative tribute to pop culture and science fiction.5. Visit Chateau Ste Michelle wine estate.
Spend a glorious day at Chateau St Michelle where winelovers will be able to appreciate Washington State’s most celebrated winery. Stroll around the 105 acre grounds and admire the elegance of the turreted French style mansion. In summer you can enjoy a wonderful concert series on the lawn and visitors can sample the best of Washington State's renowned wine in tasting sessions. The restaurant offers delectable meals and house wines.