You may have wondered about the Pacific Northwest or maybe have seen “Sleepless in Seattle”. Being the greatest city there is, there are several other cities and towns to enjoy all across Washington state. Washington is known for its cool breeze, outdoor activities, grasslands, and forests. You can think of visiting museums, taking walks in national parks, hiking up mountains, or generally staying in urban areas. Whatever the choice, there are at least 10 places to visit and attractions to see in Washington state that you will be grateful for.
1. The Seattle Center
When visiting Seattle, people become in awe with the phenomenal space needle. This is the main attraction, you see it on TV and want to go there immediately. Need I remind you that the space needle is only half the fun. It is located in the Seattle Center where you may find great food, bring friends and family to the Pacific Science Center, and explore exhibits at the MoPop Museum. Stop by the water fountain. Be on the lookout for upbeat and enjoyable festivals held at the Seattle Center!
2. The Fremont Troll
Located under the Aurora Bridge of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, legend has it that the Fremont troll stays to guard. Despite its massive reputation, Aurora Bridge houses the most popular myth. Built in 1990, the history of the troll lives on for visitors to remember.
If you are familiar with the Bavarian culture and would like a taste of Germany, visit Leavenworth city in Washington State. While you’re walking through the lively streets of Leavenworth, you will come across delicious food, try out their homemade chocolates, and take photos of the scenic buildings all around. Throughout Oktoberfest, this festival in Leavenworth, people host in their respective venues with drinks, performances and a parade. Get to know the culture and treat yourself with some drinks!
4. Northwest Trek
If you like the zoo and if you like safaris, Northwest Trek in Eatonville, WA is the place for you. By purchasing an entrance fee, you will discover many of Washington’s sacred animals. You will get to go on tour in the fresh Washington air around this large grassland park. Northwest Trek is fun for adults and children alike.
5. Ocean Shores
The city Ocean Shores looks just as it sounds. Take a walk in the small city and find peace in the quiet cabins for a couple nights. Nearby, you can stroll through the Pacific beach. This area is quite beautiful during sunny 80 degree days and murky within 60-degree weather. Dress accordingly!
6. La Push Beach
All the way in Forks, WA La Push Beach is the most gorgeous beach you will come across. Made famous by the Twilight Saga, La Push has a lot more to offer than what has been depicted. You will appreciate the warm sun and water moving against the shore. You can even collect a few rocks as a remembrance.
7. Ballard Locks
The Ballard Locks which is currently known as Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is one of the many tourist attractions in Washington that introduces the history of wildlife. Here, you can view the boats of Puget Sound. In the month of August, step into the small exhibit and learn about Washington’s groups of salmon. If you are looking to relax, bring a book and sit at the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden park.
8. Skagit Valley
Plan a visit to Skagit Valley for the month of April. If you want to see the rainbow fields of tulips, Skagit Valley is perfect for that. Tour the paths and take beautiful photos with a partner, introduce your love for flowers to children. This field of beauty will truly ease your spring mornings.
9. Snoqualmie Falls
When you come to Snoqualmie, WA, manage to come visit Snoqualmie Falls. As another popular tourist attraction, Snoqualmie Falls will have you appreciating the sound of rushing waters. After viewing, you can take a hike along the trail. Nearby, you can also stop by the Northwest Railway Museum or for a more exhilarating approach, head over to Issaquah and experience paragliding for the first time!
10. Kubota Garden
The Kubota Garden in Seattle, Ranier Beach neighborhood highlights Japanese culture and appreciation. Looking for a peaceful weekend walk? Visit the park. Here you will find small waterfalls and ponds. There are occasionally group tours held on specific days for eight people or more. Self-guided tours are open.