Seattle, Washington, is truly a magnificent place to explore in an RV. The Pacific Northwest’s cooler climate makes it a great destination in summer, and the area’s forests, shorelines, and city life mean there’s something for everyone.
Visiting Seattle in an RV rental is a wonderful way to see the town. You have plenty of options for your Seattle motorhome rental. A Class A motorhome gives you plenty of room and amenities for your trip. You can rent a motorhome in Seattle for about $225 a night. If you rent for a week, you get a discount that works out to about $214 a night, and if you rent for a month you can bring the cost down to $200 per night.
A Class B campervan is a great vehicle if you’re going to head up nearby mountain roads or if you don’t need as much room. You can rent a campervan in Seattle for about $200 a night, though you can certainly find some for less and for much more. If you rent for a week, that works out to $186 per night, and $167 a night if you rent for a month.
Class C campers are a good mix - they have more room like a Class A but are easier to maneuver like a Class B van. You can find a Class C camper rental in Seattle for around $220 a night, or $200 per night for a week, or $150 a night if you rent for a month.
An RV rental in Seattle is a wonderful way to experience the city and the beautiful state of Washington.
Considering the Pacific Northwest’s breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder there are several national parks to visit near Seattle. North Cascades National Park is home to glaciers, crystal blue lakes, and fields of colorful alpine flowers. Olympic National Park has sparkling waterfalls and beautiful hikes, and Mount Rainier National Park features the active volcano that is one of Washington state’s most recognized landmarks. Seattle also has many nearby state parks to enjoy. Saltwater State Park allows you a beach getaway very close to the city, while Hells Gate State Park showcases 14-million year old Basaltic columns and pit houses that were once part of the Nez Perce village that was on the site.
Manchester State Park is also a great state park to visit, along the shore of Rich Passage. The park is home to a large brick building that was once a torpedo warehouse, and the park has hiking trails and kayaking, swimming, and diving along the shore.
This list of the top 10 campgrounds in Seattle at RVshare can give you some great RV trip ideas when you want a new place to explore. If you’re looking for a campground close to downtown Seattle, then Vasa Park Resort is the place to stop. You'll be minutes away from restaurants, shops, and theaters in the downtown area.
The Seattle/Tacoma KOA is a family- and pet-friendly campground with all of the amenities you need for a long stay. Another campground worth visiting is Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground. It offers river walks with beautiful views and is home to some wildlife. You won’t miss your Wi-Fi connection or shower when you stay here, either.
The Space Needle is perhaps Seattle’s most iconic landmark, and graces many postcards and pictures of the city. Next to the Space Needle is the fanciful Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring colorful blown-glass sculptures tucked among gardens. Downtown Seattle offers many more delightful experiences, including the Museum of Flight and the world-famous Pike Place Market.
Seattle is a city that loves sports, so it makes for an ideal RV trip for sports enthusiasts. The Seattle Seahawks play football here at CenturyLink Field, Mariners baseball games are at T-Mobile Park, and the Seattle Sounders play soccer in the city as well.
Seattle is known for its music scene, and there is a wonderful selection of entertainment just about every day of the year, whether it’s a game, concert, performance, festival, or reading event. Festivals include the music festival HONK! Fest West, and the Annual Jet City Rosé Experience. If watching live theater is more your thing, check out the shows that are happening at the Paramount Theater, Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, Moore Theater, or The Showbox.
Dump stations near Seattle include the North Transfer Station, South Transfer Station, Seattle Public Utilities Transfer Station, and Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station.
You can also find dump stations at many of the city’s campgrounds if you’re not staying at one that has full hookups. The Seattle/Tacoma KOA has a dump station that costs under $10 to use, and Lake Wenatchee State Park has a dump station available for less than $10 as well.
Connecting Seattle with Spokane and the Idaho border, Interstate 90 is the longest highway in Washington. I-5 starts as highway 99 at the Canadian border and ends at the Oregon state line. The auxiliary highway I-405 bypasses Seattle on the east side, while I-705 goes into downtown Tacoma.
If you plan to fly to the city, you have a few options. The most popular airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, known to locals as Sea-Tac. It’s about 13 miles south of Seattle along I-5. Sea-Tac has flights all over the country and around the world, and is used commonly for flights to Europe and Asia. Seattle Boeing Field Airport is a smaller option for flights around the Pacific Northwest and Canada.