This is the best time of the year to live in the Northwest so my family sticks close to home. Why leave? The weather is great and there s so much to do.

This week Parent Map s Out and About editor, Elisa Murray, stopped by to share some great ideas for family getaways that are easy to get to and won t break the bank. Best of all, you can pile the family in the car and reach your destination in just a few hours or less. Watch the video above to plan your next family vacation.

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