Washington

United States of America
Cape Flattery which includes a bay or harbour, landscape views and rocky coastline

This Pacific Northwest state features rugged ocean shores,majestic mountains, striking art and great golf.

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-meter-) 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, colorful 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 neighborhoods. 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 center 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 meters) 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.

Popular cities in Washington

Seattle
Seattle
Known for Shopping, Theaters and Museums
From its humble Native American roots, Seattle has grown to become a thriving modern West Coast metropolis with a great cultural life.

Reasons to visit

  • Space Needle
  • Seattle Center
  • Museum of Pop Culture
Port Angeles
Port Angeles
Known for Ports, Ferries and boats and Nature
This attractive city is a gateway to the wild northwest and a worthy destination in itself, with a bustling marina and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Reasons to visit

  • Olympic National Park Visitor Center
  • Lake Crescent
  • Sol Duc Hot Springs
Tacoma showing a marina, a bay or harbour and a city
Tacoma
Known for Shopping, Theaters and Live music
Visit Tacoma to see stunning glass art and excellent museums. Explore nearby majestic Mount Rainier or a large urban park on Puget Sound.

Reasons to visit

  • Museum of Glass
  • Tacoma Art Museum
Leavenworth featuring street scenes and a small town or village
Leavenworth
Known for Walking, Shopping and River view
Experience the traditions, culture and architecture of Bavaria relocated to the mountains of Central Washington.

Reasons to visit

  • The Enchantments
  • Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum
Mount St. Helens featuring mountains, landscape views and views
Stevenson
Known for River view, Hiking and Romantic

Reasons to visit

  • Mount St. Helens
  • Johnston Ridge Observatory
Spokane featuring a city, rapids and a suspension bridge or treetop walkway
Spokane
Known for River view, Theaters and Sports
Spokane offers wineries and microbreweries, outdoor activities for the whole family and stunning natural scenery, including a waterfall in the downtown area.