• Hike the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail. Begin at Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park where you can view the falls from a bridge above the mist and rushing water. Remember, this is Twilight country so you never know what you may encounter...

  • Summer through late fall means harvest time in Washington State's rich agricultural regions. Farmers Markets like this one in downtown Yakima lure thousands of people anxious to taste the farm fresh bounty.

  • The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is overflowing with natural beauty, history, arts and culture. Hop aboard a Washington State Ferry in Anacortes to begin your adventure. You will love touring the San Juan Islands!

  • Paddle the Pend Oreille River Water Trail located in north east WA. The water trail offers small boat recreationalists and paddlers the opportunity to travel a designated route along the Pend Oreille River.

  • Find tranquility in the forest along the Ohanapecosh River located in Mt. Rainier National Park. The crystal blue water flows through a forest of tall trees, leading you to Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs—both favorite Park destinations.

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.