• Deepali Sachwani

First-Timers Guide to Travel to Washington State

Washington is known for its beautiful scenery, and its biggest city Seattle, but there is so much more than that for you to explore. From mountain ranges to beautiful national parks and sun-kissed beaches, this place is more than just a city with bustling life. Take a look at our guide below to know everything about traveling to Washington.


When to Visit?


You can visit Washington anytime during the year as each season has its own unique activities and things to do. If you would love to see the Seattle Opera or go for a waterfall hike, you should plan a rainy season trip. While on the other hand, if you are fond of adventurous winter activities, you will enjoy wintertime. But if you love sunny days and hate the rains, you should travel to Washington between June to August. The weather in the state is very unpredictable, so always carry an umbrella!


Where To Go?


Your itinerary can be an endless list of to-do’s because there is so much to see! The State of Washington has something for every kind of traveler. We have curated a list of the most popular places and the fun things you can do there. You can then plan your itinerary according to the locations that you like the most.


Seattle, WA

Nicknamed the Emerald City for its natural green beauty, surrounded by hill ranges and home to several lakes and rivers, Seattle has some of the most popular spots of Washington State. You can’t miss going to the Space Needle when you are in the city, and if you are fond of marine mammals, you should visit the Seattle Aquarium. Take a dedicated tour where you can see the locations shown in the series if you are a Grey’s Anatomy superfan.

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Olympic Peninsula, WA

A wilderness sight that you have to witness! The Olympic Peninsula offers the best scenic views and is well-known for its national park, mountains, rainforests, and ocean beaches. It is home to the tallest trees in the world and is considered the rainiest region in America. At the Olympic Peninsula National Park, you can have your very own wildlife encounter by spotting some mountain lions or black bears.

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Leavenworth, WA

Planning a Christmas-themed vacation? Leavenworth should be on your list! It is a Bavarian-style village where you can experience a magical Christmas. You have to attend the Christmas Lighting ceremonies, and you can make it more enjoyable by doing winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. For the thrill-seekers, there is snowboarding too!

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Spokane, WA

The second-largest city in Washington has a small-town ambiance that you will love in all four seasons of the year. A must-visit for history buffs, Riverfront Park is one of the most prominent locations in Spokane. The Spokane Falls has some mesmerizing views where you can enjoy the sunset or even take a gondola ride.

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San Juan Island, WA

San Juan Island is a picturesque escape in Washington where you can spot whales, kayak, or take a quiet walk on the sandy beaches. A ferry to Friday Harbor is a must because it has a beautiful view of the archipelago and has some quaint cafes, a waterfront, and even, a whale museum.