Washington

The smallest state west of the Rockies, Washington offers unrivaled variety — from the jagged beauty of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains to the high deserts.

Here are rain forests, alpine wilderness, inland waters, and snow-peaked mountains. The San Juans provide a glimpse into island life where the ferries connecting them create a relaxed, romantic pace. A rich landscape of contrasts from dormant volcanoes to city skyline, the state is known not only for innovations in software and flight, but also for fine cuisine and hospitality.

Key Information

Population: 6.5 million

Average Climate: 45°F in January; 73°F in July

Capital: Olympia

Largest City: Seattle

Did you know: The islands of the Puget Sound are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United States

Unique Places to Stay in Washington

The finest bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels and country inns located in Washington.

Find Your Next Destination in Washington

Seattle

Seattle

Surrounded by the ocean, mountains and forests, Seattle certainly fits its moniker, “the emerald city”. Home of the Space Needle, several professional sports teams, many events and brimming with art and culture, Seattle is an exciting urban hub for those seeking new experiences.
Touchet

Touchet

Nestled in the rolling hills of Walla Walla, Touchet is located in what many believe is the next wine country. And, there’s much more to enjoy there than the incredible wines.
Orcas Island

Orcas Island

Often referred to as “the gem of the San Juans”, Orcas Island is made up of a stunning combination of pristine shoreline, stunning mountains and charming villages.
Ilwaco

Ilwaco

Ilwaco is a city on the Columbia River that has many fun and interesting things to see and do. Ilwaco is home to a wide variety of festivals and events, a busy marina, thriving art community, 2 lighthouses, the south end of the Discovery Trail as well as the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Park, and some of the best fishing in the world.