Everyone needs a vacation from time-to-time, and Seattle is one of the easiest cities to fly out of. Just find secure parking at SeaTac, hope on a plane, and you’re on your way to a weekend getaway or the adventure of a lifetime. Here are five of our favorite picks to escape to:


  • Austin, TX


Looking for some drier weather, delicious Tex-Mex, and a stellar music scene? Look no further than the capital of the Lone Star State. Close enough to Hill country to get in a quick hike, but enough of a city to cap off your day’s adventures with the night life of Rainey Street.


  • Honolulu, HI


Just a six hour flight from Seattle, the tropical allure of Hawaii is closer than you think. With year round temps ranging between 78 to 85 degrees, delicious island fare, and beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see, what more excuse do you need to jet off to this tropical escape?


  • Vancouver, Canada


With flights clocking in at the hour mark, Vancouver makes a great quick trip out of SeaTac. A true metropolis nestled between the Strait of Georgia and the North Shore Mountains, Vancouver offers the best of both city life and a nature lover’s dream.


  • Paris, France


The city of lights (and love). Paris is one of those idyllic locales many dream of visiting. Iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame de Paris make this one of our favorite destinations out of SeaTac.


  • Tokyo, Japan


If you’re wanting an adventure that feels like a whole other world from Seattle, look no further than heading off to Tokyo. Of course, one should definitely check out the amazing sushi and ramen to be found here, the city has so many other gems to offer as well. Consider a visit to the Buddhist temple, Senso-ji, or the Shinto shrine Meiji-jingu. Both are stunning architectural and cultural displays. Maybe you’re more into the museum scene, in which case you should absolutely visit the Tokyo National Museum or Ghibli Museum, designed by beloved Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao. No matter your desire, Tokyo has a bit of something for everyone.


Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway, scenic island views, or to be completely transported to another land, it’s all a mere flight away. Just pack your bags and park your car at Ajax Parking R Us for peace of mind while you head off on your grand journey.

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