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Monroe, WA, USA

Monroe vacation rentals

Get to know Monroe

Just 30 miles from Seattle, Monroe is worlds apart from its bustling, cosmopolitan neighbor. Known for its sprawling open spaces and colorful history, Monroe’s storied downtown is home to mom-and-pop shops and local eateries. A short drive from a number of state and national forests, you’ll have easy access to the nearby Cascade Mountains all year round. You can also explore the Evergreen State Fair, an annual 12-day celebration in late August/early September that draws more than 330,000 visitors from across the state. With a Monroe vacation rental, you’ll be close to local landmarks like the Snohomish County Centennial Trail and the Reptile Zoo.

Monroe – ain’t no mountain high enough

Regardless of the season, outdoorsy types from all over flock to the nearby Cascade Mountains for its sprawling hiking trails and scenic views. It’s also home to a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, a rugged 2,659-mile path that runs from Mexico to Canada. The Snohomish County Centennial Trail is also a popular destination, where you can stroll 29 miles of hiking and biking paths along abandoned rail lines in the surrounding Northwest wilderness. Your Monroe vacation rental will put the region’s natural beauty right outside your door.

Monroe – see you later, alligator

Monroe is home to a bounty of green space, but none quite like Lord Hill Regional Park. A popular destination for families, you’ll discover 1,463 acres of trails for hiking, cycling, and even horseback riding, as well as wildlife habitat and unforgettable panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains the Snohomish River Valley. True wildlife lovers can get an even closer look at some of the local species at the Reptile Zoo, a local landmark that’s home to an albino alligator and a 2-headed turtle, as well as snakes, lizards, and other scaly beasties.

Monroe weather – take a walk on the mild side

Monroe has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, which means you're not likely to freeze in the winter, or bake in the summer. Average highs are in the 70s from June to September, which also tend to be Monroe’s driest months. Spring and fall are crisp, with highs in the 50s and 60s, and lows around 40 degrees. Winters tend to be on the mild side – highs from December to February are in the 40s, but lows rarely dip below freezing. While Monroe gets some snow, it’s not a major draw, so you can usually snag a deal on a Monroe vacation rental during the winter months.

Monroe – a river runs through it

Monroe lies within the Snohomish River Valley, near the confluence of the Snohomish and Skykomish rivers. Local preserves like Lord Hill Regional Park offer a wide array of ecosystems, and the area’s many forests, ponds, rivers, and meadows provided habitat for numerous species – on a given day, you might see beavers, salmon, or any of the region’s 200 species of migratory birds. Farther east, the 14,000-foot peaks of the Cascade Mountains offer thrilling alpine hiking, along with evergreen forests, and panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.