When people hear Washington, the first thing that comes to mind is the Whitehouse or the many monuments that there is, with all of them in the Capital, Washington DC. People tend to forget that there is another Washington; the state that has a lot to offer to people visiting, from its apple reserves to the many mountains and islands to the desert and Rainforest. I am sure there is something that would attract you there.
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Places to Visit in Washington State
The Evergreen State, the Emerald State or Washington State whichever you call it is famous for its biggest city; Seattle. While visiting Seattle is essential, there are a lot more places that are really amazing and worth travelling to. To fully experience the awesomeness of the area, here are some sites that you should visit that would most likely have you packing your bags to visit for a second, third, fourth or even tenth time.
Visit the Olympic National Park
The Olympic National Park is an outdoor lover’s Eden; it stretches cross diverse ecosystems, glaciated mountains, temperate rainforests and hot springs. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and also an International Biosphere Reserve. The park has many spots that enthralling and fascinating, be it the Hoh Rain forest and its numerous trails and wildlife or the Sol De Lac falls with its alluring beauty to the Hurricane Ridge where you can get on of the best views of the
In Olympic National, you can explore forest and coast, ski and hike, take strolls on beaches or recline and read a book, enjoy the view of spectacular lakes and waterfalls. There truly is something for everyone.
Discover the San Juan Island
This island is an archipelago consisting of different islands that oozes culture and history. It is the perfect destination for people that are looking to get educated on a little history or for people that are looking for a bit of getaway or just to have adventures outside. Friday Harbor at the island is home to different antique shops, museums, art galleries and a marina. In the island, you can decide to go kayaking, canoeing, fishing, whale watching, island hopping and boating, whichever pleases you.
If you are aqua-phobic or just want to remain dry, you can explore the museums and art galleries or get a massage at any of the many spas there.
Hike at the Mount Rainer National Park
Mount Rainer National Park has much to offer to tourist at different times be it in summer or winter. In summer, you can hike the local hiking trails, mountain bike, drive to the sunrise, catch a glimpse of the wildflower meadows and in winter, skiing and snowboarding are great ways to enjoy the park.
Mt. Rainer is a sight to behold, snap amazing photos or just enjoy the view of the scenery. You can also drive through the park while stopping to admire the scenery.
Explore Snoqualmie Falls
Stunning doesn’t do justice to this fabulous fall, it is breathtakingly beautiful. It is one of Washington State’s most famous sites. You can hike through the trails with stops to admire the opulent green plants and learning their native Snoqualmie names. The hiking trails will lead you to a majestic river at the foot of the fall. The park that surrounds the fall is an excellent place to have picnics or buy a souvenir from the gift shop that will help make the trip more memorable.
The next time you hear Washington, and you think of how Washington D.C is an excellent place to be because of its rich culture, the Capitol and Whitehouse, you will remember that the state of Washington is equally an excellent place to be in its own right. After going through all the fantastic sites with the myriad of activities you can do here, we are sure you cannot wait for when you plan your next trip.