Escape reality without leaving the city at Hotel 1000, Seattle's newest and plushest urban resort. Packed with high-tech amenities like ambient-heat sensors that warn maids not to knock when you're in your room and golf simulators that allow you to "play" St. Andrews and Pebble Beach, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Pike Place Market and the newly expanded Seattle Art Museum. It's also the perfect base camp for kayaking on Lake Union or cycling the Burke Gilman Trail. Plus the resort is home to Spaahh (the name says it all) and BOKA, a hip oasis of blown glass, bamboo sculptures, and modern American cuisine (doubles from $225; hotel1000seattle.com).
TRAVEL: 81 MILES
Climb 14,410-foot Mount Rainier with the help of the experienced mountain guides at Rainier Mountaineering Inc., an outfitter with 38 years' experience leading clients up America's tallest volcano. Over a three-day summit bid along the Disappointment Cleaver Route, clients will bunk in huts at Camp Muir and learn skills like traversing glaciers, route-finding, cramponing, and self-arresting (from $805; rmiguides.com).
TRAVEL: 166 MILES
Sea-kayak among seals, sea lions, and even the occasional orca with Cathlamet-based Columbia River Kayaking ($125; columbiariverkayaking.com), in southwestern Washington's Willapa Bay (visit.willapabay.org). Then go ashore to walk or run 24-mile Long Beach before turning in at the 111-year old Shelburne Inn (doubles from $139; theshelburneinn.com), with its antique furnishings and Shoalwater Restaurant.
TRAVEL: 221 MILES
Rip along Whistler Mountain Bike Park's125 miles of trails, 6,000 feet up WhistlerBlackcomb, Canada's premier ski resort (whistlerbike.com). Or try West Coast Freeride Guides' Floatplane Biking Adventure ($280; freerideguides.com), which airlifts clients to Warner Lake, feeds them lunch, and leads them along 24 miles of advanced singletrack through the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. When the riding ends, downshift at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, with its new Wine Room restaurant ($159; fairmont.com/whistler).