Washington Top 10 Attractions

6: Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

Year after year tourists from all over the world visit Washington's magnificent Snoqualmie Falls. Whether you love taking pictures of breathtaking sceneries or you want to have a fun picnic at their two-acre park or you simply want to stand in awe in front of the gorgeous view in front of you, you will definitely have a wonderful time with your friends and family here.

Address: 6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

7: Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Andy Simonds

A weekend at Washington's playground guarantees you a vacation that you will truly never forget. No matter what season it is in the year you will find fun activities to do at Lake Chelan. From swimming in the clear blue lake, to wine tasting, to outdoor adventures like kayaking and fishing, as well as water sports, exquisite dining experiences and a fun-filled nightlife, you are assured of a fabulous weekend right here at Lake Chelan.

Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816

8: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ray Schauweker

Established in the early 1980s following an eruption in 1980 the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument spans 110,000 acres. This is an awe-inspiring sight that offers a host of activities and information for visitors. You can also go to the Mount St. Helen’s Visitor Center where you can learn about the culture and history of the area as well as finding out more about the eruption itself. You will be able to find out about the area’s recovery and preservation and there are plenty of recreational facilities to enjoy including some great trails to make exploring this site more exciting and adventurous.

Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601
Website: www.fs.usda.gov

9: North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

There are many reasons to take a trip to North Cascades National Park. For one, it’s home to beautiful mountain scenery, alpine wilderness, and thick evergreen forests. It’s also one of the top places to camp, hike, and backpacking spots in the state of Washington. North Cascades is more than just another National Park. It’s also historically significant. It includes 260 prehistoric sites that date back over 8,500 years. Today, there are over 20 historic sites located within the park boundaries. History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will all enjoy a trip to this northern Washington park.

Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Website: www.nps.gov

10: San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Dana

Forget Seattle. Washington’s best-kept secret is the San Juan Islands. It’s a series of 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan Country. The four best islands are also the most popular - San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island, and Shaw Island. Each of this island’s is home to a distinct landscape and a small town feel. There’s no shortage of activities on any island. You can visit a winery, hit an art gallery, go kayaking, or even take a moped tour. Wildlife fans can also get in on the fun by taking a whale watching tour near the aptly named Orcas Island.

Address: San Juan Islands, WA

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