Washington is home to many charming communities, and you can find some of the most excitement right along their main streets! And while many of them have a general route that will take you through the heart of town, here are 8 that have unique main streets you’ve got to check out:
1. Walla Walla
If you go for a leisurely stroll down the main street in Walla Walla you'll be surrounded by all kinds of thriving businesses, from a number of highly rated restaurants such as Bacon & Eggs to some of the most amazing wineries in the whole state!
Old fans of the '90s show Northern Exposure may recognize the famous camel mural in this town because some of the scenes were filmed on the main road! Besides its famous on-screen feature, the historical town's main street also hosts several events and fantastic dining options.
This small town may not have an actual "Main Street", but you can still find all of the community's Norwegian charm right along Front Street! From the quaintly decorated storefronts to well-kept parks, a walk down this main road is always exciting. Be sure to stop by Sluy's Bakery and try one of their mouthwatering baked goods, then head over to the Front Street Gallery to see original works by local artists.
Along the main street in this small town located west of the tri-cities you'll be able to see numerous historical buildings, in addition to the jaw-dropping scenery of the bordering Rattlesnake Hills on the north and Horse Heaven Hills to the south.
Whether you're waiting for the Washington State Ferry or you just like to explore around town, there's plenty to discover on the Main Street in this small community. The road features several specialty shops as well as a fantastic Ale House that has a flair for unique cuisine.
Not only is this town on Whidbey Island the 2nd oldest in all of Washington, but its main street hosts several events, quality restaurants and places to shop! Hit up Mariner's Court and you'll be able to browse through a wide assortment of home decor, antiques, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
The 'Couv has a wonderful downtown area worth exploring! Between the numerous restaurants and independent shops along the main street, there's always somewhere new to check out. If you're craving for some good Italian food, be sure to stop by and taste an appetizing bowl of pasta from La Bottega.
8. Port Townsend
From the Victorian-style architecture to fine art galleries, boutiques and eateries, this main street has plenty to offer! You can stop by for a warm slice from Waterfront Pizza or satisfy your sweet tooth just down the road at the old-fashioned Elevated Ice Cream Parlor.