From Skykomish, Seattle is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west, while Tacoma is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southwest.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the wider cultural and natural fabric of a region. So schedule in some time to enjoy Central Washington's other cities, attractions and landscapes. Snoqualmie Pass, is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, while Sultan sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
When it's time to explore beyond Skykomish, visit the nearest regional area. Leavenworth is around 35 miles (56 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions like Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, Leavenworth Golf Club and Upper Valley Museum. Don't head back to Skykomish until you've investigated Leavenworth's Icicle Ridge Winery, Berghof Keller Winery and Leavenworth Summer Theater.
A great way to discover the wild open spaces in the area around Skykomish is to sign up for a rock climbing or hiking tour.
If you intend on traveling by plane, take into account that the handiest major airport is Seattle - Tacoma International Airport, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of Skykomish.