Tourism in Washington State
Washington State is located in the extreme northwest of the United States, bordered on the north by the Canadian province of British Columbia, to the east by Idaho, to the south by Oregon and to the west by the Pacific Ocean with for capital Olympia, and for economic capital Seattle.
Olympia, the capital, is also famous for its local cuisine and Pacific markets comprising leading farmers Eta.
The presence of Native Americans reserves recall it was once inhabited by Native Americans, Washington was colonized by many nations over the centuries, or Spaniards, British, and Americans it succeeded by trappers and explorers such as Lewis & Clark ardently coveted.
Its strategic location on the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian border allows traffic with Alaska, Canada and countries in the Pacific Ocean and developing maritime trade and it is to the birthplace of Microsoft and Boeing; with also included some few military centers.
You will discover three national parks, landscapes excessive especially to the west of the Cascades Range. This coastal region with a damp maritime climate or summers are mild and winters cool and rainy, with some of the oldest forests in the world, those of the Olympic Peninsula, or the Hoh Rain Forest, but the region is also known for totem poles and canoe rides, old heritage of Native American tribes.
The Cascade Range crossing the state has many peaks like Rainier Mountains at an altitude of 4000 meters overlooking the Cascade Range, mountains Adams, St. Hellens, Stuart and Glacier Peak, or the cultivation of wheat and corn is practiced in the highlands.
Tacoma city is oriented to the arts and culture, has the advantage of being located at the foot of Mount Rainier. Surrounded by an natural green scenery setting.
In the East, where it is warmer, amount of semi-desert plateaus, the population is more dispersed then.
Located in the northern part of the Cascade Mountains, North Cascades National Park is known for the variety of mountain landscapes, have discovers more than 500 lakes including Lake Chelan, one of the deepest US Lakes.
This region attracts hikers from all over. The park has a total of over 1,000 plant species and a wildlife to discover.
A few kilometers from Seattle The Olympic National Park is known for its forests, mountains and coasts, its name come from Mount "Olympus", the highest point in the region, outdoor activities abound with hiking, horseback riding, cycling and canoeing, to discover the flora and fauna.
Do not miss the Methow Valley Located north of the state that is home to more than 25,000 deer, or from the many ports along the coast where you can board boats to go seeing whales.
This state is a state of nature and wild places. Or visitors take the time to discover the beautiful landscapes this region with the chain of cascades ranges running through the state, it is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts not to mention the local cuisine and his terroirs with many vineyards.
Its wines and fine cuisine are renowned over all in Washington State and is the second largest wine producer in the United States after California.