25 Best Things to Do in Washington State

The State of Washington is a nature lovers dream. The natural scenery in the state is some of the most breath taking and awe-inspiring in the entire United States. The terrain is diverse and includes the Hoh Rain Forest, volcanoes (both dormant and recently destructive) forests, and islands.

The cities in Washington are as impressive as the nature and include Seattle, the state’s largest city, and Olympia, the state’s capital. There are a great number of national parks in Washington some well known and others less so but all are equally impressive and worth a trip. Our list of the top 25 things to do in Washington, as always, contains a mix of the best things to do in the cities and natural spots in the state:

1. Olympic National Park

Hoh Rainforest Trail, Olympic National Park, Washington

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Hoh Rainforest Trail, Olympic National Park, Washington

The Olympic National Park in Port Angeles is a great place to enjoy the nature on offer in the state of Washington. Within the park there are mineral springs and cool clear water for natural swimming as well as accommodation in comfortable lodges. The park is the perfect place to escape from the busy city and enjoy the serenity of the great outdoors.

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25 Best Things to Do in Washington State:

Mount Rainer National Park

  • Hoh Rainforest Trail, Olympic National Park, Washington: evenfh / shutterstock
  • Mount Rainer National Park: James Marvin Phelps / shutterstock
  • Space Needle, Seattle: TinaImages / shutterstock
  • Seattle Center: happycreator / shutterstock
  • Pike Place Market, Seattle: cdrin / shutterstock
  • Pioneer Square: ESB Professional / shutterstock
  • Snoqualmie Falls: Patrick Tr / shutterstock
  • Lake Chelan: Frank L Junior / shutterstock
  • Seattle Art Museum: photo.ua / shutterstock
  • North Cascades Scenic Highway: Astrid Hinderks / shutterstock
  • Woodland Park Zoo: steve estvanik / shutterstock
  • Mount Baker Highway: Bill Perry / shutterstock
  • Coulee Corridor: Tristan Brynildsen / shutterstock
  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Cameron Cross / shutterstock
  • Washington State Ferries: Clifford Wayne Estes / shutterstock
  • Riverfront Park, Spokane: Ric Schafer / shutterstock
  • Future Of Flight, Boeing: getyourguide.com
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park: Tomas Nevesely / shutterstock
  • LeMay Car Museum: Jonathan Park / shutterstock
  • Downtown Seattle: f11photo / shutterstock
  • Port Angeles: Dee Browning / shutterstock
  • Port Angeles Fine Arts Centre: www.pafac.org
  • Mount Baker, Snoqualmie National Forest: Patrick Tr / shutterstock
  • Leavenworth, Washington: Denise Lett / shutterstock
  • Bellingham: David J. Mitchell / shutterstock