• Cross the Ohanapecosh River to a lush island harboring an ancient cathedral forest of towering western red cedars and Douglas-firs. Some of these gargantuan trees are over 1,000 years old. The hike is an easy 1.3 mile round-trip.

  • Located at the south end of Paine Field in Everett, the Flying Heritage Collection showcases the spectacular warbirds and technologies from 1935-1945, with exhibits that shine a light on the humanity at the homefronts of the warring nations.

  • Experience 50.5 miles of lake, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm. You'll discover an array of activities as unique as the people who come here to play or make Lake Chelan their home.

  • Somewhat of a hidden treasure, the North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, in the far northeast corner of Washington State, offers rugged and untamed nature as well as the subtle sophistication of the Cutter Theatre, gallery and museum in Metaline Falls.

  • Located near tiny Wastucna on the Palouse Scenic Byway, Palouse Falls is a gorgeous remnant of the Lake Missoula Floods that gouged this landscape around 16,000 years ago.

Looking for SCENIC ROAD TRIPS, things to do and places to stay in Washington State? Washington is an outdoor recreation paradise packed with places to visit for any interest from beach combing to wine tasting or extreme adventure. With twenty-nine officially designated National and State Scenic Byways—including the nation's only Marine Highway—you'll never want for road trip inspirations. Chuckanut Drive, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula and the rolling hills of the Palouse are all great year-round destinations so make plans now to hit the road!

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Experience Washington State tourism and travel at its finest!


With an enormous variety of activities and attractions that range from cultural to adventurous, it can be difficult deciding exactly what things to do in Washington State. Climb into a cave; peer into a volcano; find a campground near towering waterfalls and pristine back country lakes; explore Washington State attractions; take a road trip on one of many Washington State Scenic Byways. It's all waiting for you when you plan a vacation in Washington State!

Want to learn more about what to do in Washington State? For more information on tourism, Washington State offers a free visitors' guide, Scenic Washington State.