If you long for wild places and rugged shores, yet want culture and sophistication close at hand, you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other in Washington State. Washington State’s natural beauty has been the backdrop for many films and TV series and is the setting for a new film called "Twilight”. Washington offers great outdoor activities yet remains unspoilt, whilst having all the facilities you could possibly imagine to make a fantastic holiday: national parks such as North Cascades and Mount Rainier; quiet beaches, giant forests including a temperate rainforest, remote coves, swift salmon-filled rivers, eagles, seals and whales; great waterfalls, volcanoes and magnificent snow sports during the winter months. With award winning wineries across the state, Washington is the second largest producer in the USA, attracting visiting connoisseurs.
Nowhere else in America does nature and urban sophistication blend so spectacularly as in Seattle. This vibrant city, surrounded by water and mountains, is clean and sophisticated with a casual pace. A stroll through the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle reveals the culinary bounty of this state with wild salmon, Dungeness crabs, oysters, fresh fruits, craft beers and ales and internationally-acclaimed Washington wines. Seattle is the gateway of Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and Alaskan cruises.
||68,139 square miles|
||8 hrs behind the UK|
||Temperate climate with pleasant springs and autumns. Summers are sunny but not too hot and winters tend to be wet and mild.|
||Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail|