When it comes to finding spectacular fall colors, we know New England can’t be beat. But believe it or not, there’s plenty to see right here in the good ol’ Pacific Northwest. From vibrant reds and oranges to brilliant golds and yellows, click through the gallery to see our favorite fall foliage spots around Seattle as well as a few day (and weekend) trip destinations worthy of oohs and ahhs.

Kubota Garden

Stroller friendly, dog-friendly and serene, Kubota Garden in south Seattle is a hidden gem within the city. Kids will love seeing the waterfall and the fish pond and you’ll appreciate the stunning array of Japanese maples. The Garden is free to visitors and a detailed self-guided tour map is available online and in a metal box near the kiosk.

Good to Know: The Kubota Garden Foundation fall plant sales will take place on Sat., Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and feature locally sourced small conifers, shrubs, perennials and a collection of specimen Japanese maples, many of which can be found in the Kubota Garden. Experts will also be on hand to help you make your selections.

9817 55th Ave. S.
Seattle, Wa 98118
206-684-4584
Online: kubotagarden.org

photo: DM via Yelp

Editor’s Note: If you’re planning on taking a day or weekend trip, call the Washington State Fall Foliage Hotline at 1-800-354-4595, before you head out, for the most up-to-date information. Color changes will vary depending on when and where you go.

Where is your favorite place to take in Seattle’s vibrant fall colors? Tell us in the comments below!

— Kristina Moy & Allison Ellis