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: According to the American Lung Association, the cleanest air in the United States can be found in Bellingham, WA

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...
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...
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...
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...
Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow

Located in Jefferson County, Washington, Port Ludlow is an outdoor enthusiasts playground. With its large peaceful bay, spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and...