From Rochester, Tacoma is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast, and Seattle is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the northeast.
From firmly-established, must-see spots to hidden gems that still await discovery, Southwest Washington is wonderfully endowed with sights and attractions. Centralia College and Seminary Hill Natural Area which you'll find in and around Centralia, are worth checking out. Centralia, is 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Rochester. For more things to do, visit the Hands On Children's Museum and Washington State Capitol can all be found in and around Olympia, approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away from Rochester.
Tacoma, is another good spot to explore. It is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Rochester and offers a number of interesting things to see, like W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, University of Puget Sound and Tacoma Union Station Rotunda. Port of Tacoma, University of Washington Tacoma and Tacoma Dome are just a few of the other visitor attractions in Tacoma.
Breathe in and let your worries melt away as you have a go at the area's gentler pursuits such as beach combing and shore fishing.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Seattle, 55 miles (89 kilometers) away.