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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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Dinner and Dancing at Tillicum Village, Blake Island

Written by sararevell on 17 Aug, 2007

Since 1962, Tillicum Village on Blake Island has played host to millions of guests in search of Native American Indian-style dining and cultural entertainment. With boats leaving twice daily through the summer from Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront, access to Blake Island is made…Read More


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Mariner’s Baseball Game: Balls, Beer, and Bad Food

Written by sararevell on 20 Jun, 2007

I’d not been to a baseball game since moving here and to be honest, the people I’ve met haven’t given me much incentive to go. Coming from the UK, the only sports I could liken it to were rounders, which I played as a child,…Read More


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My top ten lunch spots at Pike Place Market

Written by sararevell on 16 Jun, 2007

Pike Place Market is the heart, soul, and stomach of downtown Seattle. Without it, Seattle would probably be just another built-up city with the usual cluster of big name clothing stores. I find it a bit frightening that this wonderful site was almost sold off…Read More


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The Olympic Sculpture Park

Written by sararevell on 16 Jun, 2007

In January 2007, one of the most exciting projects to happen in a long time in downtown finally opened to the public after eight years in the making. Posters for the Olympic Sculpture Park had given anxious downtown residents more lead time than a Michael…Read More


Discovery Park: My Favourite Hike Close to Town

Written by sararevell on 16 Jun, 2007

Discovery Park is possibly one of Seattle best kept secrets, and to be honest I hope it stays that way. You need to take the bus (#33 towards Magnolia from 4th and Pike/Pine) or to drive out to Magnolia Bluff where there are at least…Read More


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Olympic National Park

Written by creekland on 20 Nov, 2006

Trees, trees everywhere - and beaches - and temperate rainforest - and mountains. One National Park. Which one? Olympic National Park in the "evergreen section" of the Evergreen State. We were here to see - and camp next to - the Pacific Ocean - our…Read More


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Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument

Written by creekland on 18 Nov, 2006

Wow - for a while - that's all we could really say about Mt St Helens as we looked, read, and learned about her and her survivors/victims. None of us were "new" or "uninformed" about her history. We adults were alive and well when she…Read More


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Mount Rainier National Park

Written by creekland on 18 Nov, 2006

Spectacular... in one word, that has to sum up our overall opinion of Mt Rainer. It's a gorgeous mountain volcano with glaciers and snowpack - tall, towering trees, idyllic campgrounds, and miles of hiking trails. If you couple this park with Mt St Helens -…Read More


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Lake Chelan + Ferry to Stehekin

Written by creekland on 17 Nov, 2006

Riding a passenger ferry on a two mile wide, 50+ mile long ribbon of deep water slicing through mountains to reach a mini-village on the other side - this can be your experience in North Cascades National Park... and it sounded REALLY neat. To back…Read More


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Sailing

Written by timmcgrawfan17f on 07 Jul, 2006

We rented a sailboat for a day and night from the Bellingham harbor. For 4 people it cost $125/person. It was definitely worth the money, what a great experience! We got there around 6pm and stayed the night in the harbor on…Read More


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