Washington Travel Tips
Coffee, airplanes, the Mariners and trees, trees, trees - the Evergreen State has a lot to offer the visitor, both indoors and out. Seattle is the obvious starting point - most visitors arrive at Sea-Tac airport.
From here, it's easy to strike out into the mountains and rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula, head to the rugged coastline or go inland toward the agricultural centers of Yakima, the wine country around Walla Walla or the feat of engineering that is the Grand Coulee Dam.
Pike Place market is the most top notch place to buy all of the local grown produce you could ask for. prices are way better than the supermarkets and everything is in season.
Seattle is the city that a lot of people think of when they think of the Pacific Northwest. Renowned for its famous coffee, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tully’s, and for the creation of the ...
The rain-splattered splendors of the Puget Sound are easily accessible by ferry from the docks and piers of the Port of Seattle, Washington. The so-called Emerald City has its fair share of charms, ...
Highly recommended island in the San Juans, about 3 hours north of Seattle. The ferry ride is actually only 10 minutes long - the island is really close to the mainland. But Lummi is special in that ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012
Originally open in 1907, Pike Place Market
is now one of the nation’s oldest public farmers’ markets and thus a
prime spot for strolling, shopping and eating. Hundreds of stalls, fresh
Written by Hudson, USA, December 2011
Come winter time in Seattle ,
not many things help ward off the cold like a warm bowl of soup and
maybe a cup of Joe. Luckily, Seattle is known for both of these things,
and through the right ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, October 2012
The Ballard Locks (otherwise referred to as the Chittenden Locks )
attracts visitors for its unique fish ladder—a special site where wild
salmon navigate over 21 rungs; you can watch them fight ...
Written by Linda R, September 2012
This is one of the best art museum I have visited! Should be on the City Pass. EMS museum is for hard rockers not people who enjoy classical and jazz. Too narrow to encompass most people.
Written by Hudson, USA, January 2012
Seattle might be
known for its music, its weather, its evergreens, but do a simple Google
search for coffee in the Seattle area and you’ve got yourself a whole
different bag of wax. What this ...
The 5 Spot is a great restaurant / cafe in Queen Anne, at 1502 Queen Anne Avenue N. It's perfect for brunch with kids, food is mostly local and delicious, and the atmosphere is fun. It's a perfect ...
Written by Jessica F, February 2013
For those interested in an artistic outdoor experience, Seattle, Washington, is home to the Olympic Sculpture Park. Operated by the Seattle Art Museum, the park opened in 2007 and features nine acres ...
Written by Hudson, USA, February 2012
Seattle’s Georgetown has, for a while now, been off the traveler’s list of quirky, cultural Seattle hotspots due to a recessed economy and something of an edgy feel to its main boulevards. Well, ...
With loads of sights to see and a reputation for having some of the best public transportation systems in the U.S., Seattle
is one place you don’t have to worry about navigation going wrong. ...
Written by Jessica F, March 2013
For travelers to Seattle interested in a unique animal encounter, the destination is popular for whale watching. Near Seattle’s San Juan Islands you’ll find three pods of orca (killer) whales. ...
Anyone who’s lived in Seattle
or visited before will know that a rainy day in the city is not that
uncommon; over 200 days of the year are cloudy, and when taking into
consideration the number ...
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