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  • Great Ways to Enjoy Spokane in the Fall

    Valleyfest Valleyfest combines visual and performing arts; educational exhibits and activities; and fitness fun. It’s one of the most welcoming events for locals and visitors to the greater Spokane region.  The first Valleyfest event is the Lions Club bed races on Friday afternoon. Teams speed down Sprague Avenue riding decorated...

  • Enjoy Handcrafted Experiences on the Thurston Bountiful Byway

    Thurston County is home to Washington’s capital region of Olympia and some of the most fertile farmland in the Northwest. From fresh farm-to-table produce to world-class wine, beer and spirits the local farmers and artisans of Thurston County have been providing visitors with gastronomical and libationary delights for generations....

  • Plan Your Bike Tour Around Redmond, Washington

    Just east of Seattle and Lake Washington, Redmond has seen plenty of growth in recent years, thanks to its status as the home of Microsoft. But the tech industry isn’t the city’s only claim to fame: A burgeoning bicycle scene with an extensive network of bike lanes and trails has presented a new way for visitors and residents to get...

  • Seattle & the Cascade Loop: Embark on Washington State’s Great American Road Trip

    There’s nothing like hitting the open road for an adventure, and that’s exactly what the Cascade Loop Scenic Byway in Washington provides. Soak up your fill of Pacific Northwest wonders and stunning destinations along the 440-mile route, which begins and ends along Puget Sound, and is open year-round except for a 50-mile section...

  • 6 Things to Know About Maryhill Winery

    Owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold chose the Columbia River Gorge as the home for their winery and opened the doors in 2001. At the time, production hovered around 4,300 cases a year—but that number has increased to more than 80,000 today. And while great wine is, of course, the focus, it’s not the only reason to visit. Here’s what you...

  • 8 Ways to Experience the Lewis Clark Valley

    1. Taste the New Frontier of Wine-Growing This area was one Washington’s earliest wine-grown regions before Prohibition put a wrench in things. Decades later, however, the area is reemerging as a hub for wine lovers and is soon to be named the newest American Viticultural Area. Stop into Basalt Cellars’ tasting room in Clarkston for...

  • 12 Amazing Experiences on the Long Beach Peninsula

    There are plenty of things to do around every corner, but here are some favorites. 1. Savor fresh seafood. “Dine at the source” is more than a saying on the Long Beach Peninsula, it’s a way of life. Enjoy the freshest Willapa Bay oysters, Dungeness crab, Chinook salmon and albacore tuna found in the Pacific Northwest. Many of the...

  • Discover Adventure in Snohomish County

    With Seattle 30 minutes to the south and the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula just a ferry ride away, the cities of Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynnwood and Marysville are also a favorable home base for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest. Read the three-day itinerary below to discover all the things to see and do in...

  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Seattle Southside

    Welcome to the Seattle’s Backyard, the hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest. Have you heard about Seattle Southside? If you’ve ever traveled to Western Washington, odds are you’ve visited here and didn’t even know it. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s just so much to love about this area that it’s difficult to choose...

  • Book an Epic Mount Rainier Vacation

    From capturing photos of wildflower frenzies in the summer to snowshoeing and skiing in the winter, no visit to Washington is complete without a trip to experience the natural sanctuary and year-round recreational paradise that is Mt. Rainier. But with some 2,800 square miles to explore and myriad attractions and recreational...

  • Lynnwood: Homebase for Exploring Seattle, the San Juans & Wine Country

    Situated just 15 miles north of Seattle and minutes away from ferries and wineries, Lynnwood has more than 1,400 name-brand hotel rooms, most of which are priced about 40 percent less than those in downtown Seattle. Lynnwood is within a stone’s throw of the coast and is cradled by the same gorgeous Pacific Northwest greenery...

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  • Stunning St. Helens

    Start  exploring  the  mountain  through  interactive  displays  at  the  Mount  St.  Helens  Visitor  Center at  Silver  Lake,  a  10-minute  drive  east  from  Interstate ...

  • Port to Port in Washington State

    Port  Angeles  is  much  more  than  a  gateway  to  Hurricane  Ridge  and  the  rest  of  Olympic  National  Park.  Spend  a  day  exploring  to  find  a  thriving  arts ...

  • Travel Advisory: Washington Wildfires

    Several wildfires are currently burning in Washington State with containment is nearing on some. While wildfires are common in the summer, the vast majority of the state is...

  • American Alps - North Cascades National Park

    Expansive  North  Cascades  National  Park shows  off  the  best  of  Washington’s  alpine  landscape,  with  more  than  236,000  acres  of  old-growth  forests,  500  lakes...

  • Boat Touring

    Puget Sound Sailing    From downtown Seattle, walk aboard a water taxi to Vashon  Island or the neighborhood of West Seattle fo  a quick journey across Puget  Sound.  Or hop...

  • Alta Lake State Park

    Tucked in the hills between Winthrop and Lake Chelan, Alta Lake State Park has long been a hub for anglers, jet skiers and families that love to camp. When the Carlton...

  • Shores Galore

    On the Kitsap Peninsula near Seabeck, Scenic Beach State Park’s name says it all. It’s ideal for those searching for a beachfront view of Hood Canal, the Olympic Mountains,...

  • Seaquest State Park

    Pull off the highway at the center to attend ranger talks, documentary films and naturalist-led hikes to views of the mountain’s blown-out north side.   The museum’s...

  • Explore Southeast Washington

    Othello Sandhill Crane Festival From March to early April, around 35,000 migrating sandhill cranes touch down in lakes and wetlands in Othello. Join fellow birders to take in...

  • Fort Columbia State Park

    This early 20th Century military fort will take you back 100 years, to a bustling time when young soldiers lived in its barracks and young women came in for weekend dances....

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