Washington State is north of Oregon with several cities and coastal towns on Pacific ocean. Seattle is known worldwide for its distinctive culture and trendsetting styles from music to coffee. No wonder such high-caliber fine and performing arts thrive here--not to mention major international film and arts festivals. Must- see attractions include the famous Pike Place Market and waterfront, Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, the award- winning Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Art Museum and the colorful public art collection that vitalizes city parks and streets. World renown San Juan Islands are favourite for Whale watchers from all over the world. They came to see the Orca that roll, splash and dive beneath the tour boats. Whale watching season for the glimp of these fascinating creatures is between May and September. Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan Island is the only park in the state devoted exclusively to watching whales, primarily Orca. Mount Rainier is the region's most visible landmark for Puget Sound, it is the largest glacier system in the continental United States. Mount St. Helens which is south of Mount Rainier, is not as big, but just as imposing. Three entrances take you into Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. On May 18, 1980, the dorment volcanic erupted and sent smoke cloud blanking ash that covering many hundred of miles in the western US region. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on the Washington side is very beautiful and exemplify the Northwest region exploration challenges and discovery. Highway 14 along the coast is a country style two-lane highway. You can take your time and savour the scenery and fresh ocean air. Jet Boating in Hells Canyon Salmon River Run The Snake River is well known from the old era of Lewis and Clark to the present. There are sighting of wild life such as Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Wine Country and Vintyard Tour Washington's premier grape-growing region has great soil and temperature for producing the classic, award-winning wines of Europe: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir and riesling. With this tour, you can visit 45 wineries, many of which provide wine-tasting year round in garden and vineyard settings.
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Free Drawing For Photo Book!
Washington State International Kite Festival
Voted Best Kite Festival in the World
by Kite Trade Association International
August 18-24, 2003
Beautiful Washington Slide Show - Web Shots
Activities for Children
FUN beach Washington' Long Beach Penninsula
Indian Cultural Centers
Museums / Galleries
River Rafting, Whitewater Kayaking and Sea Kayaking
Zoos and Wildlife Centers
Washington Tourism Web Site.
Seattle World Guide listings on Expedia.com.
Seattle map online.
Seattle visitor's guide
Northwest Destinations Guide
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