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

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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.


Seaview is a picturesque seaside community that is part of the Long Beach peninsula. Steeped in history, beginning in 1859 when Jonathan Stout arrived there and later purchased 153 acres intended for a Summer community that he named, Seaview.


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.