Washington is the second largest grower of wine grapes in the nation. Wineries and tasting rooms are growing as fast as the vines.
Scenic Side Trips is a catch-all category for some uniquely Washington experiences. We'll guide you along some short loops and detours from our official byways so you can explore even more local art, heritage and culture.
There are twenty-nine magnificent scenic byways for you to travel throughout Washington State and many hidden back roads for you to explore. In Washington State, the journey is truly its own reward.
Pacific Ocean coastline and rain forests, volcanic peaks, desert plains—and the Columbia River cutting through it all—create more beauty and diversity than you can imagine.
You never have to go too far to find something for the kids to do. From train rides and water slides to pumpkin patches, nearly every community has a family attraction.
Set up your base camp in any of our urban or rural communities and while away the hours strolling, dining, shopping and playing in our rich outdoor recreation and cultural hubs.
Washington is known for natural beauty and we know how to take advantage of it. Walk, bike, ski, boat, or golf. Go outside and enjoy.
A basic overview of each of Washington State's 29 Officially Designated Scenic Byways