• 5 Amazing Sites to See in Washington State

    Posted on August 3, 2012 by in United States

     

    A vacation to Washington State can be full of beauty and adventure. If you find yourself in Washington, there are a few places that you must see. Local and veteran Washington tourists alike will highly recommend visiting some of the following sites. Make sure these places are found on your vacation itinerary.

    Space Needle

    Space Needle

    The Space Needle

    If you have ever seen any photograph of Seattle, chances are you have seen the Space Needle. For a small fee, you can ride the elevator up to see amazing sights from the observation deck of Seattle’s signature building. This is truly the icon of Seattle and a must for every visitor. The SkyCity Restaurant serves food that is absolutely delicious and offers a view and ambiance that will make you feel like you have traveled to a 5-star destination.

    Pike Place Market

    Some claim that this is the place to see if you are in the Seattle area. This open-air shopping market attracts large crowds and offers great entertainment, shopping, and food. The market offers a beautiful display of fish, flowers and produce, and you will be thoroughly entertained by the fish throwing. A walk through this market is a family-friendly activity that should make every vacationer’s to-do list.

    Wine Tasting

    Washington ranks second in the United States for wine production, just behind California. With over 600 wineries in the state, finding a place for wine tasting should be fairly simple. If you are in the Spokane area and on a wine tasting mission, don’t miss Barrister Winery. This is the place to be the first Friday of the month. Each ‘First Friday’ local venues select artists to show work from photography, painting, mixed media, and everything in between. If you get a chance, try the ever popular Rough Justice wine.

    Glass Museum

    Tacoma is home to a beautiful glass museum that has something for everyone. Every age range will love watching the glass blowing. You can attend classes, stop in the workroom where kids can make things, view astounding art installations and an incredible gift shop. For just $10, you don’t want to miss this experience. Be sure to walk through the glass bridge and stop for lunch at the café.

    Washington State Ferries

    Any trip to Seattle that doesn’t include at least one ferry ride is incomplete. This is a great mode of transportation to Bainbridge Island and the perfect way to view the coast. This is a great experience for tourists. You can drive, walk, or ride a bike onto the ferry. It is faster and much more enjoyable than the busy freeway out of Seattle.

    This article Written by Joselyn Seifer – writer for Hotels.com.

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