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.
Population: 6.5 million
Average Climate: 45°F in January; 73°F in July
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.