About Washington State

While Washington State is known for its lattes, software companies, airplane manufacturing and music scene, it’s home to so much more. From the world-class vineyards perched above the Columbia River in high-desert eastern Washington to the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48 states on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington has it all. No other state offers a richness of experience like Washington. In the morning you could be shopping for artwork while dodging flying salmon thrown by fish mongers in the Pike Place Market, then in the afternoon walking along meadows of wildflowers in aptly named Paradise in the shadows of Mt. Rainier. You can kayak near pods of orcas off the coast of the San Juan Islands one day, and sample wine on the banks of Lake Chelan the next.

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Washington is also home to a diverse calendar of events. Sip on German-style lager while grooving to a live polka band at Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, test your hoops skills in the world’s largest three-on-three basketball tournament in Spokane, or go fly a kite on Long Beach during the International Kite Festival.

For the full Washington State event calendar, click here.

Whether you’re planning to visit for a one-night business trip, a weekend getaway, or longer, Washington offers the unexpected. After you experience Washington, you’ll want to return again and again. Plan your trip today!

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