Overview Washington

Visiting Washington

Washington often needs distinguishing from the District that shares its name, but the similarities end there. Though home to giants like Microsoft and Boeing, the state is a trove of natural beauty from the Puget Sound and rainy Seattle to the Cascades in the east, and prides itself on being the Evergreen State. Natural wonders abound here, from Mount Rainier National Park and the Snoqualmie Falls to the whale-packed waters of the San Juan Island. And while its grunge days may be long past, Seattle is still packed with tourist attractions, from the iconic Space Needle, to the salmon-tossing fishmongers at Pike Place Market.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, ... Read More
Washington often needs distinguishing from the District that shares its name, but the similarities end there. Though home to giants like Microsoft and Boeing, the state is a trove of natural beauty from the Puget Sound and rainy Seattle to the Cascades in the east, and prides itself on being the Evergreen State. Natural wonders abound here, from Mount Rainier National Park and the Snoqualmie Falls to the whale-packed waters of the San Juan Island. And while its grunge days may be long past, Seattle is still packed with tourist attractions, from the iconic Space Needle, to the salmon-tossing fishmongers at Pike Place Market.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Washington

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Walking Seattle

Written by callen60 on 28 Feb, 2010

With the Sun out for our entire three-day visit, producing daytime high temps near 60 and evening lows in the mid 40s, we spent as much time walking around town as possible. In fact, our only non-pedestrian transportation was to and from the airport. Otherwise,…Read More


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Bainbridge Island Ferry

Written by callen60 on 22 Feb, 2010

Greater Seattle is as much archipelago as metropolitan area. Although its waterside setting and hills that that slope to the shoreline suggest San Francisco, other landmasses dot the water in nearly 360 degrees from central Seattle. To the east is Lake Washington and Mercer Island…Read More


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Day 5 - Western Washington

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

No, I didn't go up in the Space Needle or to the Boeing Aircraft Plant while I was in Seattle. I did take two scenic loop drives, one around Mount Rainier and the other up to the Johnston Overlook at…Read More


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Day 4 - Washington

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

This was one of the best days on my trip. I started out of Missoula and drove across the narrowest part of Idaho to Coeur D'Alene and then on to Spokane, Washington. Along the way I stopped near…Read More


Don't Fence Me In - Introduction

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

I recently completed a 15-day, 7,500-mile trip from my home in Augusta, GA to our great Northwest and back. It was one of the few places in the United States that I had never traveled, even though I did fly into and out of…Read More


Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition Cruise

Written by sararevell on 04 Jul, 2008

When friends or family come to stay and ask for recommendations on what to see or where to go, possibly the last place you’re going to send them is to one of the more unattractive parts of town. The Duwamish River runs close to the…Read More


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Olympic Overview

Written by callen60 on 05 Feb, 2009

Memorable MomentsWe packed a lot into a week, and a lot sticks out. Two of the best moments were gazing into the top of Mount St. Helens as steam vented from the lava bridge, and walking the wonderful beach at Kalaloch in Olympic National Park…Read More


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Quick Cup of Coffee in Seattle

Written by callen60 on 23 Jan, 2009

In June 2005 we disembarked from an Alaskan cruise, with another week to spend in the Pacific Northwest before flying home. We were already in Vancouver, so it made some sense to stay a few days. But we decided to bypass Seattle for some of…Read More


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Seattle Overview

Written by onesundaymorning on 11 Dec, 2008

Seattle: great food, amazing people, beautiful scenery, and a great culture; that's the Emerald City in a nut shell. Besides being the home to Starbucks, Nordstroms, Boeing, Seattle's Finest, Apple, Microsoft, Edie Bauer, and Amazon (excuse me if I left out a few Washington based…Read More


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Seattle Overview

Written by onesundaymorning on 02 Dec, 2008

Seattle: great food, amazing people, beautiful scenery, and a great culture; that's the Emerald City in a nut shell. Besides being the home to Starbucks, Nordstroms, Boeing, Seattle's Finest, Apple, Microsoft, Edie Bauer, and Amazon (excuse me if I left out a few Washington based…Read More


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