From dense temperate rainforests in the West to the expansive Columbia Basin in the East, the Washington state is famous for prodigious mountains, rugged coastline, marine climate, and agricultural wealth.
It is the 18th largest state in the US by area and nearly 60% of the Washingtonians reside in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. Other major cities in Washington are Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, and Everett.
Famous Tourist Attractions in Washington State
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Puget Sound
- Space Needle
- Pike Place Market
- Snoqualmie Falls
- San Juan Islands
Getting In and Around
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Spokane International Airport (GEG), and Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) are major airports in Washington.
Three Amtrak passenger trains Cascades, Empire Builder, and Coast starlight serve the state.
The interstate highways I 90, I 5, and I 82 along with Washington Routes traverse the state.
Facts about Washington
- Washington is the only state named after a US President, George Washington.
- The Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River is the largest concrete structure in North America.
- Mount Rainier, the highest point (4,392 meters) in Cascade Range, holds more glacial ice than rest of the 47 contiguous states combined.