• See the colors of Skagit Valley this spring. The daffodils peeking from the rich Skagit soil brings the first hint of spring, followed by the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival which runs the entire month of April.

  • Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States. It is located on the Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean. This is the ancestral home of the Makah Indian Tribe.

  • Crossing the Columbia River at Vantage heading eastbound, look up on the ridge to see the remarkable public art sculpture, "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies" by David Govedare of Chewelah. Extra points if you scramble up the hill to get a close up.

  • Located near the Johnston Ridge Observatory, the boardwalk out to Coldwater Lake is a pleasant way to savor the Mount St. Helens experience. The nearby Hummocks Trail is a little more strenuous but certainly no less rewarding.

  • With 29 federally recognized Native American Tribes, Washington State is extremely rich in Tribal heritage and culture. That's why so many of our cities, rivers and mountains have their roots in our native languages. Can you say "Okanogan?'

Looking for 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-eight officially designated National and State Scenic Byways, 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.