Washington State delights visitorswith its diverse geography and culture. Come here to enjoy mountains andcoastline and appreciate art and spectator sports.
Visit Seattle for iconic experiences. Ride to the top of the 605-foot-(184-metre-) tall Space Needle to viewthe city and Puget Sound. At thetower’s base is the Experience MusicProject Museum (EMP), with an eclectic collection of music, sci-fi and popculture memorabilia ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek. Note the museum’s rounded, colourful architecture, designedby Frank Gehry.
Have coffee at the Original Starbucks at Pike Place Market.Here, find many restaurants and souvenir and produce shopping. Order fresh fishto take home or have shipped. Watch workers at the fish market toss fish toeach other, entertaining shoppers. Be sure to walk behind the market to viewPuget Sound with Mount Rainier in the distance.
Seattle has varied neighbourhoods. Findhigh-end shopping downtown, seek bargains at consignment stores in Queen Anne and Ballard and enjoy a delicious meal in Chinatown. Near the Asianrestaurants is CenturyLink Field,the stadium for the Seattle football team. Join Seahawk fans and become part ofthe “Twelfth Man,” cheering on the Super Bowl XLVIII champions.
Tacoma’s great golfcourses include the site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay Golf Course. Play several rounds of golf or take a ferry to the picturesque San Juan Islands. Nearby, seeblown-glass art at the Dale ChihulyGlass Museum.
In the centre of Washington arethe Cascade Mountains, a volcanic range that includes Mount St. Helens, which erupted in 1980. Farther south is Mount Rainier National Park, 14,410feet (4,392 metres) tall and covered with snow year-round. Drive to Paradise to view wildflowers against a glacierbackdrop. Walk on mountain trails or pack skis for the long hike up to the snowand thrilling ride down.
Yakima Valley provides much ofNorth America’s hops production. Sample flavorful finished product at a localcraft brewery. Visit fruit stands for U-pick or just-picked apples and dark redbing cherries.
4/5Very Good!(177 area reviews)
Enjoy the lush public spaces, the shops, the fashionable bars and restaurants, as well as the fine views across the Puget Sound in the heart of this pristine city.
Downtown Leavenworth is a destination visitors seek out for its captivating mountain views, ample dining options and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum or Waterfront Park while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)
The stunning river views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Downtown Spokane. Make a stop by Knitting Factory or First Interstate Center for the Arts while you're exploring the area.
4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)
Experience the leafy green parks, world-class art gallery and electric nightlife of this up-and-coming Seattle neighborhood.
4/5Very Good!(13 area reviews)
One of Seattle’s most scenic neighborhoods, this district houses fascinating museums along the tree-lined banks of its beautiful lake.
Reviewed on 16 May 2021
Reviewed on 17 May 2021
Reviewed on 17 May 2021