Go underground at Ape Cave near Mount Saint Helens. Just over two miles long, this is the longest lava tube in the continental US. Expect cool temps and darkness as you venture into this natural wonder.
When crossing the bridge, be sure to drive down to get this view from Deception Pass Park which has miles of saltwater shoreline, old growth forest and breathtaking views from over 35 miles of trails woven through this most visited state park in WA.
Plan to visit the most easily accessible mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year from Hurricane Ridge which is located just 17 miles south of Port Angeles, Washington.
Take the scenic drive to the top of Hurricane Ridge
Drive to Hurricane Ridge
Photographer: Ross Hamilton
Description:Winding Road to Hurricane Ridge
Location:Port Angeles, WA
Date Created:April 29, 2016
Located on the southwest shore of Camano Island, Cama Beach offers visitors a chance to step back in time to a 1930s-era Puget Sound fishing resort complete with waterfront cedar cabins and bungalows.
Home to the Confederated Tribe of the Colville Reservation, Nespelem is also the burial site of Nez Perce Chief Joseph who led his people over a 1,200 mile journey during the 1877 war with the U.S. Interested? Read "Yellow Wolf: His Own Story."
CLICK HERE to learn how to pronounce Nespelem
Omak Indian Encampment
Photographer: William Thompson
Description:Tribal Dancer at the Omak Indian Encampment
Date Created:April 29, 2016
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.