Hello, military families! So you’ve received your orders and it’s time to leave JBLM. But before you pack up your house and say goodbye to Washington, let’s make some memories. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a city slicker, there’s something for everyone in this list of the top 10 activities to enjoy before you PCS out of JBLM.
- Hike Mt. Rainier – This iconic mountain is a must-see before you leave. Strap on your hiking boots, pack some snacks, and hit the trails. If you’re short on time, take the Skyline Trail for stunning views.
- Explore Olympic National Park – From hiking to kayaking to hot springs, Olympic National Park has it all. Don’t forget to snap a photo at the Hoh Rain Forest and see the world’s largest Sitka spruce tree.
- Visit Seattle – Take a day trip to the Emerald City and explore the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the gum wall. Don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee from the original Starbucks.
- Go to a Mariners game – Catch a baseball game at T-Mobile Park and indulge in some stadium treats like garlic fries and hot dogs. You might even catch a glimpse of the famous Safeco Field Moose.
- Take a ferry ride – Hop on a ferry from Seattle or Bremerton and cruise through the Puget Sound. Keep your eyes peeled for whales and seals.
- Visit Leavenworth – This charming Bavarian-inspired town is perfect for a day trip. Stroll through the quaint shops and enjoy some bratwurst and beer.
- Go to a Seahawks game – It’s not every day you get to see Russell Wilson in action. Cheer on the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field and marvel at the sea of green and blue.
- Visit Pike Place Market – Take a stroll through Pike Place Market and sample some fresh seafood, watch fish being thrown, and listen to live music.
- Go to a Sounders game – Seattle’s MLS team is a force to be reckoned with. Watch the Sounders play at CenturyLink Field and join the crowd in singing their iconic anthem.
- Visit Fort Worden State Park – This historic state park in Port Townsend offers beaches, hiking trails, a lighthouse, and plenty of history. Take a tour of the bunkers and underground tunnels or rent a kayak and explore the bay.
There you have it, military families – the top 10 activities to enjoy before you PCS out of JBLM. Whether you’re a nature lover or a city dweller, there’s something for everyone in Western Washington. And when it’s time to move, remember that I’m here to help you find your next home, no matter where life takes you. Thank you for your service and happy exploring!Read more: Washington Farewells – The Top 10 Activities to Enjoy Before You PCS Out of JBLM
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