Washington State probably provides the perfect mix of natural beauty and urban excitement for any tourist. For those who are considering that family holiday – or simply a getaway with friends, Washington State has something for everyone. The challenge is to prioritize just what should be on the agenda when visiting. To make that choice a little easier here are some of Washington’s top-rated attractions.
1. Olympic National Park
The sheer grandeur of Olympic National Park is truly breathtaking, as are the choices of what to explore. Visitors can take in the stunning ocean vistas on the Western edge of the Park or marvel at the magnificence of Blue Glacier on Mount Olympus. After that experience get warmed up with a dip in the Sol Duc Hot Springs. Alternatively, a trip to the incredible Hoh Rain Forest will be immensely rewarding. Explore on foot while enjoying one of the many spectacular hiking trails. To truly immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Park a night’s camping is strongly recommended.
2. Seattle Center
If you are in the vibrant city of Seattle a trip to the Seattle Center cannot be more highly recommended. One of the highlights of the trip will undoubtedly be the iconic Space Needle. However, there are plenty of other attractions to fill the time at this incredible 74-acre tourist destination. Take the monorail to get a bird’s eye view of the many ways to enjoy the Center’s attractions then set out to explore the wonderful parks, museums and some fabulous dining destinations. There are also some intriguing art installations for those who want a dose of culture during their day out at the Center.
3. The San Juan Islands
There are three main islands which are serviced by ferry is this picturesque location – but in total, a staggering 172 islands make up the archipelago. San Juan Islands are the perfect destination for those who want to escape the stresses of city life. Here families can enjoy picnicking while enjoying a feast for the senses on fields of lavender or visit the local winery. This is the place for those who want to breath fresh air and simply enjoy the magnificence of nature. Take your seat at one of the fabulous seafood restaurants on the island or opt to immerse yourself in the sheer wonder of the island by spending some time at one of the best camping sites in the State.
4. Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier is one of the most iconic landmarks in the State. Enjoy the full grandeur of this 14,410-foot peak by spending some time hiking in the Mount Rainier National Park. Majestic forests, tumbling waterfalls and rolling meadows all call out to the nature lover in every visitor. Great camping facilities beg for an extended stay.
For a touch of Middle Europe and truly unique experience visit Leavenworth. The town, which was once at the center of a thriving logging industry rebranded itself after the boom times had come and gone. today Leavenworth provides visitors with an extremely close approximation of a Bavarian town. People stroll the streets in the iconic lederhosen of Bavaria and the town treats visitors in December to a magnificent display of festive lights. Only a short distance away is the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, which boasts some of the best hiking in Washington State. The idea of Bavaria in Washington may seem quirky to some – but there is an undeniable charm to this wonderful destination.
Washington State has something for everyone, from the bright lights and welcoming ambiance of Seattle to the wonders of nature. each and every visitor will find something that will delight them in this fantastic vacation destination.
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