Washington

Washington Travel Guide

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.

The Provençal-style castle on 87-acres was built by Washington's second-largest wine producer.

Hard-core kayakers head for the islands of Puget Sound, but more casual paddlers can explore plenty of gorgeous waterways right within Seattle’s city limits.

Stop in for scrumptious homemade cookies (and pick up a kit for making gingerbread houses at home).

Take a 2,000 foot dance floor, add a full bar and restaurant, place them in the Pike/Pine district, and you've got Century Ballroom and Cafe.

Puget Sound's oldest lighthouse watches over the evergreen-lined coast. Scan the sand for dogwinkles, limpets, and geoducks - the world's biggest burrowing clams - and be sure to look up for a glimpse of Mount Rainier.

This nine-acre waterfront spread is arguably the most gorgeous addition to the Seattle Art Museum (it even outshines the recently renovated main museum, about a mile away).

Check out the migration maps and cetacean skeletons.

This park has seen impressive regrowth since the 1980 eruption, but it’s still full of eerie landscapes and volcanic remnants. Stop at the Castle Rock Visitor Center for hiking information.

Dig for littleneck clams along the shore of this retired army base.

Banya 5 is an urban spa and health facility offering a unique blend of old world wellness rituals in a friendly, contemporary environment.

Rent a bike to explore the island’s farm roads and coastal trails.