A romantic escape - whether it's a day excursion or a multi-day getaway - is often remembered fondly for that one special kiss in that one special place. These Western Washington places provide prime opportunity for just such a kiss. Each is particularly scenic. Most take some extra effort and planning to reach. Each of these "best places to kiss" picks are part of experiences or adventures that allow a couple to spend quality time together.
Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park
If standing on a charming wooden bridge, overlooking a misty waterfall, surrounded by lush green forest sounds like your idea of a romantic setting, Sol Duc Falls is the kissing spot for you. Like something out of a fairy tale, this dreamy spot is located on the west side of Olympic National Park. One of the hiking routes to the falls from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is even called Lover's Lane Trail.
Among the Tulips in Skagit Valley
What could be more romantic than standing in the middle of a field of flowers? Every April brings the opportunity to do just that in Skagit Valley, home of major tulip, daffodil, and iris bulb producers. The colorful bloom season is celebrated every year as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Situated between the North Cascade Mountain Range and the waters of Puget Sound, the area's friendly hospitality, rural charm, and scenic setting make it a romantic destination any time of year.
Artist Point in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
For sheer majestic beauty, Artist Point can't be beat. The culmination of a delightful and scenic drive up Mount Baker Highway, Artist Point can be reached by a short hike from the parking lot. Even from the parking lot, the views are a worthy climax for that scenic drive. Seal it with a kiss to make the day's trip an unforgettable experience. There are numerous photogenic kissing and hiking spots to enjoy along the journey.
There are several factors that make Cape Flattery a significant and memorable place to enjoy a kiss. First is its amazing beauty, the kind that brings tears to many visitor's eyes. Cape Flattery, the northwestern-most place in the contiguous United States, takes some fun effort to reach. To get there, you'll travel through parts of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, a region rich in romantic charm. A short hike along Cape Flattery Trail is required to reach the magical viewpoint.
Overlooking Snoqualmie Falls
A half-hour drive from Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls, in the small town of Snoqualmie, can be enjoyed from several vantage points, each prime spots for an unforgettable kiss. You can stroll the short trail in Snoqualmie Falls Park to observation points overlooking the falls. You can experience views of the falls from the Dining Room at Salish Lodge, where a number of tables, including two in private alcoves, perch right over Snoqualmie Falls. Or you can book a corner suite at romantic Salish Lodge, where you can enjoy a kiss in true privacy.
The Blaine Peace Arch
Plant one foot in Washington State and the other in Canada to enjoy kissing in two countries at one time. The Blaine Peace Arch sits at the US/Canada border along Interstate 5. On the Washington side, park at Peace Arch State Park in the small town of Blaine. A stroll through the flower gardens will take you to the arch, a monument to the peace that exists between the two nations.
The Lawn at Lake Quinault Lodge
The historic Lake Quinault Lodge is an idyllic step back in time. The wings of the main lodge wrap around a lush and lovely lawn that overlooks gorgeous Lake Quinault. You will enjoy wonderful hospitality at the lodge. After a day exploring the old growth forests and ancient trees of the area, you and your sweetie will enjoy lounging in an Adirondack chair on the lawn, sipping a beverage, taking in the serene setting, and enjoying that special kiss.
Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville
Vineyards and gardens, world-class wine, and the cozy elegance of the Chateau itself make Chateau Ste Michelle winery a wonderfully romantic place to enjoy a kiss with your sweetie. Located just east of Seattle in Woodinville, Chateau Ste Michelle is a working winery. During your visit you can wander the landscaped grounds, take a tour, sample the wine, and enjoy a snack or picnic put together from items sold in the on-site shop.