Washington

Things to do in Washington

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.

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

While you're in one of the best whale-watching spots in the world, don't miss boating out to Haro Strait to marvel at breaching orcas and humpbacks frolicking with their calves.

Since 1951, this brick-faced Port Townsend museum in this historic district has welcomed visitors to what was once a City Hall court room.

Since the Mariners’ inaugural game in 1999, their “new” stadium has been a top destination for Major League Baseball fans. The 47,000-capacity, SoDo (south of downtown) stadium offers good-to-great sightlines to the field from all angles.

The Mystery: At the base of Mount Adams lies an incredible hotbed of UFO activity: a wooded ranch-cum-spiritual retreat owned by James Gilliland.

Seattle’s premier museum just got a lot fancier, thanks to an $86 million expansion completed in early 2007. The ultrasleek new building now has 35 bright and pristine permanent galleries, including two with free admission that share the first and second floors with a chic restaurant.

The museum pays tribute to native son and world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, and surveys Pacific Northwest art from oils to jewelry.

Hike the trails at Columbia Hills State Park, keeping an eye out for petroglyphs.

Designated by Congress in 1938, mammoth and mountainous park stretches across rugged Pacific coast and lush interior old-growth forests.

Barca is a Euro-cool Capital Hill nightspot known for having the largest selection of premium and specialty vodkas in the state of Washington.

Vinyl rules at this temple to the LP, EP, 45, and 33. Located in the Salmon Bay neighborhood, this cavernous superstore boasts a collection of 650,000 albums, stored in display bins, shelves, and even boxes, arranged from floor to ceiling.