Whether it’s sun-soaked beaches, wilderness trails, or just room to spread out a picnic blanket, Washington has an outdoor adventure ready and waiting. From the 2012 Washington State Visitors' Guide

Hooked on Washington

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Get Up, Get Down


Sip The State

WHEN IT COMES TO BEVERAGES, we’re lucky. Climate and geography coalesce for some of the nation’s best growing conditions. ...Read More

Book It

HOME TO A SLEW OF LITERARY LOCALES, Washington has served as muse for many a best-selling author. ...Read More

Antique Me

In these antique-friendly towns, foraging for treasure is part of the fun. ...Read More

Native Art

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For the Birds

Thanks to its place on the Pacific flyway, Washington contains some of the best bird-watching in the country—and annual bird-based bashes that celebrate their arrival. ...Read More

Going Deep

Flanked by the jagged Olympic Mountains to the west, and the Cascade Range to the east, Puget Sound remains protected from the storms of the North Pacific Ocean and offers amazing opportunities for scuba divers. ...Read More

Zip It!

Deep Forest Challenge, with two locations - located inside Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, takes zip-lining and ropes courses to a whole new dimension! ...Read More

More Adventures

Other adventures that have graced the pages of the Washington State Visitors' Guide

» On the Run

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» Of Course

Great golf is just a short drive away. ...Read More

» Happy Trails

A WIDE CATALOG of towering mountain peaks, evergreen forests, uninhabited coastlines, and golden canyons means Washington hikers can check off bucketlist- caliber sights without crossing state lines. ...Read More

» Market Fresh

Take a tour of the state’s iconic fruit stands. ...Read More

» Snow Bound

Make tracks to one of 12 great ski areas. ...Read More

» On the Lookout

BEGINNING IN THE 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps erected thousands of fire lookouts throughout the West. ...Read More

» Native Arts

An inside look at indigenous arts and culture. ...Read More

» On the Line

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» Water World

Washington offers an endless aquatic playground. ...Read More

» On The Wing

In Washington, flocks of colorful birds rule the sky. ...Read More

» Cascade Call

The Evergreen State has no shortage of waterfalls to gush over. ...Read More

» Trail Finder

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» Picnic Picks

Laid-back adventure blossoms among Washington’s vineyards. ...Read More

» Mountain Majesty

FROM ALPINE MEADOWS to Wild West towns, the North Cascades Highway covers a wealth of inland scenery. Highway 20 slaloms around mossy forests and lakes turquoise with glacial melt, then crests mountains that are bookended by granite ...Read More

» Heritage Hop

FRAMED BY ROLLING, wheat-covered hills that change from verdant to flaxen with the seasons, southeastern Washington’s Highway 12 is also known for the charming, historical towns that dot its way. ...Read More

» Olympic Torch Run

TREAT THIS ROUTE as a marathon, not a sprint. On the Olympic Peninsula (OP), where the rain forest meets the sea under towering mountains ...Read More

» The Sound and the Ferries

PUGET SOUND'S FERRIES are an enchanting mode of transportation that makes the journey as much fun as the destination. ...Read More

» Coastal Ride

WASHINGTON’S COASTLINE is a mix of throwback charm and rugged, untouched landscape, best explored by following Highway 101 as it leads to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. ...Read More

» Cascade Loop

THE CIRCUIT FORMED by Highway 2, Highway 20, and assorted state routes is like Washington’s “greatest hits” of scenery ...Read More

» Yakima River Ride

AT ONLY 120 MILES, this memorable drive stretches north from one of Washington’s wine cities (Yakima) through two of its down-to-earth towns (Ellensburg and Roslyn) to one of its most picturesque spots (Snoqualmie). ...Read More

» Picturesque Palouse

THE PALOUSE SCENIC BYWAY is a 208-mile patchwork of roads that shows off southeastern Washington’s quaint towns and rolling farmland. ...Read More

» Reservoir Run

DESPITE ITS ARID landscape, the area between Spokane and the Cascades is dotted with watery wonders. ...Read More

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