Washington

Things to do in Washington

This outfitter teaches basic climbing skills that enable novices to reach Columbia Crest while attached to a guide by ropes.

Just a few miles off the Coulee Corridor, this 640-acre park makes a great spot for a picnic, a boat ride on the freshwater reservoir, and, of course, the bird watching for which the area is known.

Take a photo op where the falls plunge into a perfectly round canyon.

This Georgetown decor shop sells cool collector furniture and one-of-a-kind and found objects.

The boutique winery makes a firm Bordeaux blend called Chaleur Estate.

This 150-acre preserve at the northern tip of Bainbridge Island (35 minutes by ferry from Seattle) is a mix of pristine second-growth forest and meticulously landscaped gardens.

Visit the Nutcracker Museum, which displays more than 5,000 of the iconic toy.

Located in Ballard, Portalis Wine Shop and Bar is frequented by Seattle’s most discerning food and wine aficionados, especially right after the nearby open market closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Have a picnic overlooking the vines and cap it off with a few sips in the tasting room.

Hand-blown glass votives are the only thing for sale at this 5,700-square-foot studio/boutique in the Madrona neighborhood. Founder Lee Rhodes discovered glassblowing as a form of spiritual renewal in 2001, when she was battling a rare form of lung cancer.

Serious collectors of Asian antiques come from far and wide to visit Honeychurch; the shop has a long and vaunted history with origins in Hong Kong’s famous antiques row, Hollywood Road.