Rich in culture, filled with scenic beauty, and brimming with activity, the state of Washington is a travel spot not to be missed.
Seattle, the state’s most famous destination, is the largest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. Home to amenities such as the Space Needle, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Boeing Factory and Aviation Gallery, the city also serves as corporate headquarters for both Amazon and Starbucks. In the world of music, Seattle is also known as the birthplace of music legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock movement known as “grunge.”
Though renowned for its lattes, software companies, airplane manufacturing, and music scene, Washington is home to so much more. From the world-class vineyards perched above the Columbia River in high-desert eastern Washington to the only temperate rain forest in the lower 48 states on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington offers diversity like no other state.
In the morning you could be shopping for artwork while dodging flying salmon thrown by fish mongers in the Pike Place Market; by the afternoon you could be walking along meadows of wildflowers in aptly named Paradise, in the shadows of Mt. Rainier. You can kayak near pods of orcas off the coast of the San Juan Islands one day, and sample wine on the banks of Lake Chelan the next.
With boundless natural wonders and a diverse, thriving culture, the state of Washington is like no other, an enticing destination offering endless activities and a multitude of year-round enjoyment.