Yes, you are about to acknowledge 8 famous places in Washington, which is a.k.a Washington State. But first let us get people to know who aren’t aware of the geographical difference between Washington State and Washington D.C (District of Colombia). These two pieces of land are entirely secluded with each other, Washington having its region in the Pacific Northwest of United states along with two other states Oregon and California. On the other hand Washington D.C is almost at a distance of the entire U.S and is in the Eastern Cost of the United States. Since Washington D.C has its fame for being the national capital of U.S, Washington State also got its name after the first United States president “George Washington”.
In contrast, Washington D.C has its high value having government buildings such as, U.S Supreme Court, White House (Ruling President’s Home) and 179 embassies of other different countries. And Washington State has serene cities like Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle. The biggest city of the State is Seattle which is surrounded by lush vegetation, water (since it’s a coastal seaport city) and high mountains. It is also referred in WA state to be an I.T cosmopolitan city.
Now, it’s time to jot down the 8 best and famous places of this state, providing you the edge of how to rejuvenate yourself in absolute wonder over the non-readers.
Largest city, Seattle has its own charms as a wonderful place (city) of Washington State. It’s a cold city with its average temperature of (8°C) in December and January which are the coldest months, while average temperature of (24°C) in its hottest month of August. In South of the city you’d find Pioneer Square District which compels you to feel the residual essence of Renaissance era’s architecture. There are spots for eatery, lively night life and even fashionable boutiques. Head up for the mesmerizing panoramic view of the city’s skyline from within the Kerry Park. From Seaplanes excursions between Seattle and Victoria to taking a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, riding the Ferris wheel, enjoying the view over Puget Sound, Seattle has more than enough adventure to offer than you can possibly seize. Pike Place Market is the place from where you can get fresh vegetables & fruits to flowers or seafood, you can even have new dresses from the boutiques. “The walk” in the market among the cross cultural tourists and indigenous people of Seattle with variety of touristy shopping leaves you with too much to remember about the city’s dynamic environment for later.
- China-Town International District is east from the District of Pioneer Square. This ID neighborhood is thriving with an array of flavorful Asian cuisines, myriad shops selling everything from fresh fish to traditional herbs, and cool cultural festivals—like Dragon Fest and the Night Market & Autumn Moon Festival.
- Woodland Park Zoo and The Museum of Flight where artifacts of more than 150 historic flying machines are kept including the one which can reach the speed of Mach 3, the famous (SR-71 Blackbird). This Museum also has a miniature “Kid’s Flight Zone” where children can practice their art of flight and test their flying skills.
2. SPACE NEEDLE
Like in many iconic cosmopolitan cities around the globe, for e.g. in Toronto, there’s this marvelous observation deck (CN Tower), similarly Seattle has its own staggering sky reaching and most notable monumental piece of architecture having its 360 degree rotating deck at 184 m above the ground. There’s this Sky City hotel below the Observation Deck at altitude of 159 meters above the earth, where, only if you will to climb the daring height, can have the same panoramic view of like what birds have in the air.
3. MOUNT RAINIER
If you’ve planned your trip to Washington in between spring and winter and you also love sky peaking mountains then Mount Rainier is just a popular destination for the mountainous adventures which includes (snowboarding, skiing, camping, climbing and biking). It’s 50 miles outside of Seattle but it’s so high that you can clearly see this mountain from within Seattle and has its summit at altitude of 14,410 feet and is among very prominent peaks of Northwestern U.S. Mount St. Helens is about 90 miles away. Located in Mount Rainier National Park, created back in 1899. Park offering numerous facilities of 5-6 lodging houses, 4-5 restaurants, and more than 20 sightseeing places and 50 different hiking trails.. If you want to adequately enjoy the picturesque beauty of this active volcano’s surrounding area then you must plan a stay in your visit.
4. The Museum District – TACOMA
This urban seaport city has something in common with the city of Seattle. And it is the backdrop view of Mount Rainier. Other than this, Tacoma is famous for its Point Defiance Park, (702 acres forested park having zoo and aquarium, exhibiting many species of wild animals, a beach, and the five mile drive on the outer rim of the park provides exceptionally unblemished view of the park. Downtown Tacoma has headquarters of the giants, Intel and Expedia.
Beside these, but mostly, Tacoma is widely recognized by the district of 4 Museums. Each one of these 4 museums are located at a foot walk distance to each other. The interesting part is that if it’s the third Thursday of the month then you can view the museums without paying for any ticket, as its per Tacoma Art walk program. The walk starts with the entrance in Washington State History Museum, which exhibits the history of how the state of Washington got into existence. Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500 foot walkway leads your path to Tacoma Art Museum which majorly focuses on Pacific Northwest artwork but Asian and European collections are also presented over there. Museum of Glass is where visitors can watch artists shaping and molding glass into fine sculptures and different shapes. Le-May’s Americas Car Museum has the Guinness world record of being the biggest private collection of automobiles; collected by late Harold Lemay, he was a millionaire (165,000 sq. ft.).
This city is Washington State’s Capital, although it’s the 22nd largest city of Washington with its population under 50,000. The famous musician Kurt Cobain formed its band Nirvana in this City. Washington State Capitol Building is the most known tourist destination. Its majestic white dome can be seen whilst getting entered in the City. Olympia’s Farmers Market accounts for its phenomenal berries, cheese and pastries.
6. TUMWATER FALLS PARK
This park has been built around the falls which descends from River Deschutes and then runs into the Capital Lake. This place has marked trails which helps you to keep going along the running water and discover around. Usually, Salmon running takes place in the months of September and October. Kids find the leaping salmon up the falls very interesting. The best place to have the awe-inspiring view of the falls is at the bottom. It has perfect secluded & romantic setting for lovers to relax and carve their names onto the trees. Peace lover can be found doing yoga here.
7. LONG BEACH
It is interesting and fascinating to know that besides being the name of a beach, Long Beach is also the name of an whole peninsula having its land strip of 30-miles long. People would speculate and will speculate it right about the reason behind, why this beach got its name Long Beach? Its white sandy beach carries on for 28 miles, which makes it the longest beach of United States. Its diverse ecological life is home to around 150 species of birds including the endangered ones “snowy plover” and “the horned owl”. There’s much more for the tourists to know about this island and which is, tourists can drive on the beach without getting their cars stuck in the sand because the sand is densely packed enough that it can support the weight of the driving vehicles, though driving is restricted in some parts of the strip as a precaution taken not to damage the marine life, especially the clam beds.
8. PUGET SOUND
This sea water inlet channel has great number of islands on both sides of land including San Juan Island with beautiful and historic (Lime Kiln light house), Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Lummi Island, Vashon Island and numerous more. But only some of these islands are rarely connected by bridges. That’s where, cruises, sailings and water tours add value to your tour of this beautiful salt water journey. Earl is the most famous tour guide out there as many tourists have referred him to be. If you’re touring Seattle, then this place is a must enjoyable destination for you.