For many of us, it’s not a tough trade: swapping a reliable cell signal and ubiquitous WiFi for a sweet slice of small town heaven. Tucked away in all corners of the Northwest are tiny backwater hamlets, perched seaside, on idyllic bays or in mountain clefts, brimming with character, friendly locals and a peaceful main street to stroll. Slow your pace a while and explore these 14 tiny towns; the city, and all its cares, will be here when you get back.
Click through the following links to explore our recommended getaways by region:
For mountain getaways with a Western flair.
Bow Edison, Snohomish, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Twisp, Winthrop
Leave your cares on the beach.
Il Waco, Astoria, Manzanita
Stroll the quaint streets of these waterfront retreats.
Eastsound, La Conner, Camano Island
Soak up some sun in pastoral easterly locales.
Tieton, Joseph, Waitsburg, Orondo