The Ultimate Washington Travel Guide
Washington: Home to two incredible national parks with pristine rain forests, waterfalls, mountain peaks, and a bustling downtown with the iconic Space Needle, Washington is gorgeous! Here is my Washington travel guide outlining major Washington attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Washington travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Washington, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Washington attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Washington Attractions.
History: Washington became the 42nd state to join the Union on November 11, 1889. Washington was named in honor of George Washington, and it’s the only US state named after a president. It’s called the Evergreen State due to the giant fir and pine trees found in the state. Washington is the nation’s leading producer of apples and is the home of the coffee chain Starbucks. With a unique combination of geography and climatic conditions, ranging from temperate rainforests of the west to the apple-producing orchards of the east, Washington is really a state full of natural beauty and natural wonders.
Geography: Washington is bordered by Canada in the north and Oregon in the south. On the east, Washington is bordered by Idaho, and, on the west, Washington is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Washington is home to the majestic Mount Rainier soaring above Seattle, the highest peak in the continental US, and Mount St. Helens, a volcano, erupted in 1980, which was the deadliest volcanic event in the US history.
Flight: Most people fly into the Seattle – Tacoma International Airport (SEA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG).
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Washington.
Train: Amtrak provides three rail service in Washington – Amtrak Cascades (Vancouver, BC – Seattle – Tacoma – Portland – Salem – Eugene), Empire Builder (Chicago – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Spokane – Portland/Seattle) and Coast Starlight (Seattle – Portland – Sacramento – Los Angeles).