• Heading along the Washington-Idaho border in our state’s southeast corner, you’ll encounter the wonderfully mesmerizing rolling wheat fields of the Palouse and people with the spirit of the resourceful pioneers who first settled here.

  • Find the Kalaloch Tree located near Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park. Tenaciously thriving with its root system exposed to the coastal elements, the tree has been referred to as "the tree of life."

  • 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.

  • Visit the Hobbit House at The Brothers Greenhouses located in Port Orchard, Washington. Providing more than just garden supplies, this is the perfect place to explore and be inspired to create your own whimsical garden displays.

  • 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."

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!

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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.