There are many great things about life in the Seattle metropolitan region, especially its proximity to all kinds of fun getaways. You can spend your leisure time on a wild river, in an old-growth forest, on a snow-capped mountain, or among cute shops and galleries. These getaways from Seattle are all within a 1-4 hour drive. The choices are many. To help you get ideas and make your plans, I've put together a list of my recommendations for Seattle weekend getaways.