Washington, also known as the Evergreen State, is a diverse state comprised of metropolitan areas like Seattle, rainforests, mountain ranges, agricultural areas, and more. Visitors to the state soon realize that there is an abundance of things to do and see – shopping, spas, gaming, wineries, vineyards, museums, galleries, bicycling, boating, canoeing, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and so much more. Notable Washington cities include Aberdeen, Friday Harbor, Leavenworth, Lewiston, Moses Lake, Olympia, Port Angeles, Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma.
The state of Washington offers an abundance of beautiful parks and recreational areas for you to enjoy over and over again. Mount Rainier National Park boasts one of the highest, most scenic peaks in the country. Olympic National Park offers temperate, old-growth rain forests, glorious mountain panoramas, beautiful lakes and rivers and more than seventy miles of protected Pacific coastline. North Cascades National Park alone contains more than 300 spectacular glaciers! In addition, the state of Washington also offers some 120 state parks and some of the country's most beautiful national recreational areas, including those at Lake Roosevelt, Mount Baker and Lake Chelan.
Top off your outdoor excursion by visiting one of Washington's thousands of waterfalls. Palouse Falls and Snoqualmie Falls are among the most famous of Washington State's waterfalls. Snoqualmie Falls is located about 35 miles east of Seattle and was featured in the opening sequence of the hit '90s TV show "Twin Peaks."