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: 80% of glacial ice in the U.S can be found in Washington State

Unique Places to Stay in Washington

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

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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...
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...


Located in the heart of the Methow Valley, Twisp, Washington is a dynamic center for art, culture and adventure, with a down-to-earth atmosphere and friendly attitude.