The North Cascades Highway 20 is a national scenic byway passing right through the North Cascades National Park into the Methow Valley and the old west charm of downtown Winthrop where shopping, dining, hiking, biking, rivers and lakes abound.
Unlike the Grand Canyon, rather than erosion, Washington's fabled scablands were gouged out in a series of cataclysmic ice-age events a mere 16,000 years ago. Understanding the history of this place makes it one of our favorite recommended road trip.
The flavor of a crisp hand-picked, tree-ripened apple will make your taste-buds explode and your eyes involuntarily roll back in your head. Think we're kidding? Head to the Yakima Valley this September to experience it for yourself.
One of the popular interpretive exhibits at Fort Vancouver National Site is the Fur Warehouse. Park Rangers explain how the multitude of animal pelts, primarily beaver, brought to the Fort were kept in stores or warehouses.
Visit the Hudson's Bay Company's Trading Post at Fort Vancouver
Ranger explains the 19th-century fur trade
Photographer: Marcus Yearout
Description:Fur Warehouse at Hudson's Bay Company Post
Location:Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Date Created:September 30, 2013
Located on the banks of the Swinomish Channel, La Conner is one of northwest Washington's most compelling arts and shopping districts. The sky bridge at the end of town takes you across to Swinomish Tribal Headquarters. Can you pronounce "Swinomish?"
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!
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.