• Deepali Sachwani

7 Unique Washington Vacation Spots That You Shouldn't Miss!

Aren't all of us craving vacation time even more often now because of the travel restrictions last year? Seize this opportunity and plan your holiday right away! Here's a list of the best vacation spots that you must visit in Washington State.

1. Bellevue, WA

Across the Lake of Washington, Bellevue is a vacation spot that won't disappoint! Feel one with nature by visiting Mercer Slough Nature Park or admire the sweet fragrance of flowers at Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Take a trip to the Bellevue Arts Museum, or walk at one of the sandy beaches. There's something for everyone at Bellevue.

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2. Poulsbo, WA

Poulsbo, known as ‘Little Norway’, is a popular getaway loved by tourists. History buffs will love museum hopping and knowing about the heritage of this town. If you love picking fresh farm local produce, do visit the Central Market. In the mood for learning about the ocean and marine life, go to the Sea Discovery Center. And, if you feel like doing nothing at all? Enjoy a coffee at a quaint cafe and admire the Scandinavian vibes.

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3. Orcas Island, WA

Known as 'The Gem of the San Juans,' this beautiful island can be visited throughout the year. Get a thrill by taking a sea kayaking tour and witness marine mammals or hike and swim across a mountain. If you are not looking for any adventure, simply enjoy the natural beauty of Orcas Island.

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4. Granite Mountain, WA

Have you been looking for the next hiking spot that has a breath-taking view? You will love Granite Mountain! Trek up this steep and challenging mountain with someone you love and capture a memory of this achievement forever. Bonus tip: Try and catch the sunrise.

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5. Yakima Valley, WA

Love nature, wine, adventure, and history? Yakima Valley is the perfect getaway for you. Adventure-junkies can ski, bike, hike, and golf all on the same day here. If you are curious about the history of the valley, you should visit the Yakima Valley Museum. You can even pick and choose from the 120 wineries and enjoy a wine-tasting adventure.

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6. Tacoma, WA

A modern city with scenic views, and a place that art enthusiasts and adventure addicts will definitely enjoy! Tacoma is known for its glass art, and you must visit the Glass Museum. You will be astonished looking at the glass sculptures. This place also offers a variety of water sports adventures- choose from kayaking, paddleboarding, to boating.

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7. Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a quick getaway from Seattle and can be easily reached by ferry. Enjoy the countryside island by visiting the Bloedel Reserve that captures the essence of a Japanese garden. Take a casual stroll at Bainbridge Park that has a stunning view of the mountains. If you love traveling to offbeat spots, you will surely enjoy Bainbridge Island.

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