Washington State, located in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the most beautiful states in the union, with three national parks, two national monuments, six national forests and at least six protected lands and eleven designated wilderness areas. That’s a lot of natural beauty to explore. A land of contrasts, it hosts Mt. Rainier as its highest mountain, the lush Olympic Peninsula and the Hoh temperate rain forest, all spectacular in their own way.
Its largest cities are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver and, aside from its natural world, these are where some of the most interesting things to do are located. Some quite fun. In Seattle there is large food market known as Pikes Place Market and the Savor Seattle Food Tours is a great way to see this exciting market. Its a guided tour with maps and samplings and is a great way to get introduced to local favorites and cuisine. Seattle Coffee Crawl is also a great way to sample this signature beverage of the city. It’s a walking tour that meets under the mug at Seattle’s Best in Pikes Place Market and is a two hour tour including free tastings as you go.
The Museum of Flight, also in Seattle, is a great place for the whole family. Located near and even in the first building of the Boeing company, it is located at Boeing Field in Seattle and has everything related to flight, from the very beginnings to the now. Odyssey, the Maritime Discovery Center is also in Seattle and is a great place for kids and adults alike to learn hands on about the maritime and fishing industries of the Pacific Northwest.
One of the many attractions in Olympic National Park you might want to do is Hurricane Ridge, a seventeen mile drive winding through dense forests and snowy peaks. For whale watching, try Maya’s Westside Charters. Also the Washington State Ferries are a great way to see Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier. Seattle and other sights from the water. Look into the assortment of trips. And also remember that from Washington you can take a boat to British Columbia, Canada. A beautiful trip and one your might want to consider while there.
While in Seattle, don’t miss the famous Space Needle, the many urban attractions and out of doors, including the Washington Park Arboretum. And while in Tacoma, at the foot of Mt. Rainier affording you all the advantages to explore the Park, don’t miss the urban attractions too, including Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and an actual 500 ft. glass bridge leading the the Museum of Glass. You will feel just like Cinderella.