Choose from one of GoCamp’s Seattle camper van rentals and you’ll get to start your adventure in the Emerald City! Your camper van will be ready to hit the (not-so-yellow-and-probably-not-brick) road, so you don’t need to pack much more than your favorite pajamas and groceries. But if you need some ideas on what to include in your camper van adventure itinerary, we’re wizards at that kind of thing.
Your snuggly, warm, roving home on the open road awaits. The Sally Ride, like her namesake the family cat, Sally, is full of personality. This 2021 Storyteller Overland Classic MODE 4×4 is a nimble, go anywhere, do anything, ready at a moment’s notice, adventure with the whole family, pounce on the good times, and don’t forget the kitchen sink kind of van.
But most importantly, The Sally Ride offers a warm, cozy place to sleep after a day of adventuring. Like all Storyteller vans first, it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller. You’ll be talking about this van, and your vacation in it, long after your trip is over.
“We had an absolute blast in The Sally Ride. We've rented many camper vans before and this experience was, hands down, our best one yet. The van was exceptionally clean and was exactly what we needed for our road trip around the Olympic Peninsula. This van truly has all the bells and whistles, and the owner (Kelsey) was so great about making sure we understood how to use everything before we set off. We're already talking about renting The Sally Ride for another PNW road trip!”Jaqueline July 2021
You’re going to be seeing green for days and days when you head out on your Pacific Northwest road trip in your GoCamp camper van. Green trees, blue-green waters, and (let’s be honest) a tinge of green envy cause of your sweet adventure rig! Our camper van rentals have enjoyed some pretty nice upgrades that make renting a dream come true.
You might be eager to drive your camper van onto the ferry and head off to the islands, but Anacortes is a lovely spot to rest your wheels a minute, and let your feet take over. Not far from Seattle, Anacortes is home to so many wonderful outdoor activities, like hiking and kayaking, and wandering through the urban green spaces and the historic downtown. Then make your reservation for the ferry, and drive aboard to visit and camp on the islands. Please make sure to plan ahead and know the current requirements for health and safety.
Chuckanut Drive is not only fun to say, it’s also Washington’s original scenic byway. Just south of Bellingham, Chuckanut Drive hugs the shoreline and will take you and your camper van crew through Larrabee State Park to explore tidepools and hike trails, and then on into the relaxing and colorful, historic district of Fairhaven.
Scoring a backcountry permit into the heart of The Enchantments — an alpine wonderland within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, Washington — is a backpacker’s ultimate lottery dream come true. And hard to come by. But finding a beautiful place to camp in your camper van for a few days isn’t hard at all. Check out in the ridiculously charming Bavarian village of Leavenworth, hike Icicle Creek, float the Wenatchee River, or just chill in your van with cocoa and a podcast while you watch the leaves change color.
It’s a lonnnng beach. So you’ll probably want to break up the 28-mile stretch of Long Beach over a long weekend if you plan to walk the whole length. Take a stroll at low tide to see what tiny creatures call Long Beach home. Go birding at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Listen to the thwap of your footsteps on the boardwalk. Or head to Cape Disappointment State Park where you’ll be anything but disappointed by the abundance of trails and stunning shoreline.
Hama Hama Oysters
There’s a whole lot more to explore on the Olympic Peninsula, but we think it’s perfectly acceptable to plan your trip around an oyster feast at Hama Hama in Lilliwaup, Washington. Once you’ve had your freshwater fill, you can seek out hot springs at Sol Duc, or set your intention to cruise mode and drive the entire Olympic Peninsula Loop in your ready-to-roam, home-on-wheels.
If you want even more ideas on navigating Seattle in a camper van, then don’t forget our Guide to Exploring Olympic National Park!