The original pioneers of Washington were so enamored with the abundant forests that covered the landscape that they nicknamed the area the Evergreen State, a name that has, unfortunately, not been adopted officially. It is no surprise then that when touring the state visits to the State Parks to experience those forests is recommended. The state thinks of itself as an embodiment of America the Beautiful, and this is a fair assessment made by the proud residents.
However, situated on the West Coast of the US, the state also provides access to some magical and rugged coastline. Whale watching and ocean kayak tours are a major attraction (as is the Seattle Fish Market, although for different reasons). Tours out of Friday Harbor are often able to locate migrating Humpback Whales, and circling pods of Orca.
Outdoor activities are not the extent of the experience of Washington, which is also rich in arts, culture and heritage. There are a number of museums and historical centers where guests can learn about and celebrate the history of the state, from the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor to Flying Heritage Museum where guests can experience the history and progression of aviation.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Washington:
1. Suncadia Resort
Built on 6000 acres of mountain forest in Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort is a magnificent destination all year round. Over 40 miles of hiking trails snake out from the resort, which also houses 3 championship golf courses, and a world class day spa. There are several restaurants in the complex catering to a range of tastes, using hand-picked local produce.
The Resort itself is centered around the majestic Lodge building which boasts 250 rooms of various sizes, and is complemented by the Suncadia Inn (14 rooms and 4 suites) and a selection of self-contained cabins. There are rooms to meet every whim, and a holiday at the Suncadia resort will not disappoint.