Washington February 25, 2018
9 Breathtaking Adventures You Can Only Have In Washington
Ask anyone why they love living in Washington and they’ll typically give you this answer: “There’s something for everyone.” Even our biggest cities are close to nature, and you’ll find amazing attractions in every corner of the state. And these 9 examples are just a few of the adventures you can only have here.
1. Explore the stunning Franklin Falls trail.
Located at Snoqualmie Pass, this trail is easy to navigate and ends at a breathtaking waterfall. It's only 2 miles in length, so it's perfect for all skill levels and the entire family.
2. Get up close and personal with the whales on a Maya's Legacy Whale Watching boat.
Sure, you can go whale watching in other states. But nothing beats the sheer natural beauty of the San Juan Islands and the surrounding scenery, which you'll enjoy as you cruise through whale territory.
3. Hike out to Second Beach on the Olympic Peninsula.
The beaches on the peninsula look otherworldly thanks to the smoke stacks and frequent fog, and the Second Beach trail is both easily accessible and short enough for hikers of all skill levels.
4. Explore the Mt. St. Helens National Monument.
Mt. St. Helens made headlines around the world when it erupted in 1980. These days, the area is a lot calmer, but the evidence of the destruction remains.
5. See the entire state virtual reality-style without leaving the Seattle waterfront.
Wings Over Washington is a fairly new interactive, state-of-the-art flying theater that takes you on an aerial adventure over Washington--and it's incredible.
6. Take in the unique beauty of Palouse Falls State Park.
Palouse Falls is definitely the gem of Eastern Washington, and the park is home to our official state waterfall.
7. Enjoy the Hoh Rainforest up close and personal.
This is the only rainforest of its kind in North America, and it's right here in Washington. Check it out.
8. Go fossil hunting in Republic.
The Stonerose Interpretive Center is a true gem, offering a glimpse into the prehistoric past. The organisms found at Stonerose lived nearly 50 million years ago.
9. Ride the gondola at Crystal Mountain Resort for absolutely incredible views.
You don't have to be a skier to enjoy the gondola, but it will help if you're hungry--Summit House Restaurant is at the top.
Washington is such a wonderful place. It’s really no wonder we think
it’s the best state.