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WASHINGTON STATE HOLIDAYS   >   USA  


Vacation in Washington State.

A state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Regions in Washington State : Central Washington, Columbia River Plateau, Eastern Washington, Inland Empire, Kitsap Peninsula, Olympic Peninsula, Okanogan Country, Palouse, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Western Washington, Yakima Valley.

Cities Washington State : Bellevue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Tri-Cities, and more

State Capital Washington State : Olympia.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Hire Washington State

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  VR connection
Vacation Rentals, Holiday Rental Homes, Condos, Cabins, and Villas Offered by Owner

Hotels in the Washington State

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Washington State
Most popular : Hotels in Seattle, SeaTac, Des Moines, Bellevue, Tukwila, Fairmont, Vancouver, Castle Rock, Woodinville, Bothell, Battle Ground, Stevenson.

  Booking.com   -  Hotel Guide Seattle

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -     

National Parks / State Parks

  Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  Mount Rainier   -   see Mount Rainier National Park
  Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument
  North Cascades   -   see North Cascades National Park
  Olympic National Park    -   see Olympic National Park

  Washington State Parks

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni   -    Seattle
Seattle is a cosmopolitan city with a multitude of attractions and within driving distance of some breathtaking scenery in Washington and Oregon States.

   -   Create your perfect trip Washington State
Flight, Hotel and Car.

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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Skagit Tours   -   Seattle City Light's Skagit River Hydroelectric Project!
Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the North Cascades. Cruise Diablo Lake for stunning views of glaciers and cascading waterfalls. There are many things to see and do whether you visit for a day or longer.
Among the several self-guided walks at the Skagit Project is Ladder Creek Falls. Named "Best Secret Great Escape" by Northwest Backroads, a locally-produced program of Seattle's KING-TV, Ladder Creek offers a one-of-a-kind walk through waterfalls and exotic gardens. Named "Best Waterfall on the Loop" by the Cascade Loop Association, Ladder Creek is also recognized as among the best places to kiss.
  Clipper Vacations
Clipper Vacations - brought to you by Clipper Navigation, Inc. - is well known as travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
  San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau web site provides information about the islands of Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw.

Travel Guides Washington State /  Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Transportation / How do I travel to Washington State

  Seattle Airport   -   Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  Spokane Airport   -   Spokane International Airport
  Tri Cities Airport [ Kennewick, Pasco and Richland ]
Third largest air carrier airport in Washington State and is served by Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Horizon Air, United Express and Allegiant Air
  Portland Airport   -   Portland International Airport

  Vancouver Airport [ Canada ]   -   Vancouver BC International Airport

Other airports : Anacortes, Bellingham, Friday Harbor, East Wenatchee/Pangborn Airport, Everett/Paine Field, Grant/Moses Lake, Olympia, Pullman/Moscow, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Port Angeles/Fairchild, Yakima

   

 
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  Airline Tickets Washington State / Bargain Flights

  Port of Grays Harbor
The Port of Grays Harbor is positioned centrally between the markets of Seattle and Portland. The Coastal Super Corridor provides road, rail, telecommunications and marine transportation routes to deliver products to market without facing the everyday congestion of the urban areas.

  Greyhound Lines

 
Washington State Department of Transportation   -   see Traffic & Roads
Statewide Traveler Info, Wheather, Travel Alerts and more

  Intercity Transit   -   Riding the Bus / Olympia

  Maps of Washington State [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castaņeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


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  Washington State Tourism
Washington State offers a wide assortment of activities, from things you love to do, to things you've never done before. From here, you'll find links to those activities that ar available across the state.

  State of Washington [ Government ]

  City of Olympia [ Government ]   -   State Capital Washington State

  Olympia   -   Visit Olympia.com   -   Tourist Board

  Central Washington
  Coast of Washibgton-
Adventure abounds on both land and sea, be it birding or whale watching, kite flying or winter storm watching, horseback riding or clam digging. Abundant oysters and fish are the freshest anywhere, whether you catch them yourself or just order them in a restaurant. And remember to sample recipes that include the world-famous cranberries grown in local bogs along the cranberry coast. See Willapa Harbor CCVIC [ Raymond, South Bend, Tokeland, North Cove, and Bay Center, Washington ].
  Columbia River Plateau   -   geographic heart of Washington
Throughout the region, you can be as active or sedate as you want at any given moment. Moses Lake, for instance, is a haven for boaters, water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers. Golfers, cyclists and road -trippers alike take advantage of the almost ever-present sunshine and expansive vistas. Gingko Petrified Forest State Park is a geological window to a prehistoric world.
The Columbia River Plateau lies across parts of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. See Columbia Plateau Columbia River Basalt Group
  Eastern Washington
  Islands
  Inland Empire
  Kitsap Peninsula   -   Visit Kitsap
The Kitsap Peninsula lies in the heart of Puget Sound surrounded by over 300 miles of saltwater shoreline and located between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges in Washington State.
Kitsap offers miles of accessible shoreline, world-class golf courses, an eclectic collection of communities and endless recreational, cultural and scenic discoveries.
With every community on the water, including the popular destinations of Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Belfair and Gig Harbor, you'll find spectacular views of mountains and water at every turn.
  North Cascades
No matter where you travel in the North Cascades region, you can expect beautiful scenery and genuine people. It's easy to imagine the thrill of explorers seeing this magnificent country for the first time. Stop in small towns or at one of the many roadside fruit stands along your route to taste the history and hospitality of the area. Eavesdrop on conversations in a local cafe while you eat the homemade pie.
  Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas
  Okanogan Country
  Palouse
  Puget Sound
  Rocky Mountain Gateway
  San Juan Islands
  Volcano Country
  Western Washington
  Wine Country
  Yakima Valley

  Bellevue   -   City of Bellevue
The city lies between Lake Washington to the west and the smaller Lake Sammamish to the east. It is bisected by Interstate 405 running north-south, and the southern portion is crossed from west to east by Interstate 90.
South of I-90 the city's Eastgate neighborhood continues up Cougar Mountain. To the west of Cougar Mountain, Bellevue includes Coal Creek and Factoria, an unincorporated neighborhood.
  Bellingham   -   City of Bellingham [ Government ]   -  Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Bellingham is located in Whatcom County, the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. Bellingham, the county seat, is 90 miles north of Seattle and an hour south of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Whether for the weekend or an extended stay, we offer a break from the ordinary. With magnificent natural scenery, Mt. Baker skiing and snowboarding, hiking, cultural attractions, charming villages and waterfront adventures, the Bellingham Mt. Baker region is a unique area of Washington state.
  Bremerton   -   City of Bremerton   -   see also Visit Kitsap
Take a leisurely stroll along the Boardwalk, enjoy a tour of the historic USS Turner Joy, spend the afternoon browsing through Bremerton's historic Arts District and unique shops. And if you love golf, don't miss the City owned Gold Mountain Golf Complex, rated one of the best public golf courses in the country.
  Everett   -   City of Everett
  Kennewick   -   City of Kennewick
  Pasco   -   City of Pasco
The City of Pasco is located at the confluence of the Columbia, Yakima and Snake Rivers. Because of its location, Pasco is considered the gateway to the agriculturally rich Columbia Basin. The proximity of Grand Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the United States, has unlocked a wealth of agricultural possibilities for the Pasco area.
Pasco enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. Great weather, combined with the area's inviting waterways, enables residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities from water sports to golf and wine touring to outdoor theater. The Franklin County Historical Museum, Municipal Golf Course, Trade, Recreation and Agricultural Center, Farmers Market, three public swimming pools and region's largest sporting complex are among the attractions that set Pasco apart from neighboring communities.
Area attractions include Sacagawea State Park, 22 miles of well maintained, riverfront bike paths, Ice Harbor Dam, the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology Museum, the McNary Wildlife Refuge, Palouse Falls and over 50 wineries within a 50 mile radius.
  Richland   -   City of Richland
Looking for a place where you can stroll along the Columbia River, enjoy an outdoor concert or find an imaginative playground for your youngsters? Would you enjoy visiting a community that offers fishing, boating and water skiing opportunities as well as antique shops and wineries? How about a vacation destination with a symphony, ballet and jetsprint boat racing? If any of these appeal to your sense of leisure-time fun, sports or entertainment, you'll want to plan your next outing, trip or vacation in Richland. The city is also home to three community theater troupes, medieval renaissance and folklife festivals, and a classic car and street rod event. Richland offers you steelhead fishing, beautiful and challenging golf courses, a self-guided walking tour of Richland's "Gold Coast Neighborhood" with its "Alphabet Homes" and several places that commemorate Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery. Richland's waterfront offers a marina, several docks/piers, and a five-mile paved trail for walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading and stroller pushing, as well as restaurants and hotels with a view. A new skateboard park, the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology, and the Three Rivers Arts & Entertainment District also await you in Richland. All this and sunshine, too! Come visit Richland!
  Seattle   -   City of Seattle [ Government ]   -   Visiting Seattle
  Seattle   -   Port of Seattle
  Spokane   -   City of Spokane [ Government ]   -   Visit Spokane [ Tourism ]
Spokane sits at the east edge of the Columbia Plateau's wheat farms and steppe, where they meet the forested Rocky Mountain foothills. The Spokane River, a tributary of the Columbia River, passes through the city of Spokane, tumbling through a series of dramatic falls in the center of the city, near the river's confluence with the Little Spokane River.
  Tacoma   -   City of Tacoma [ Government ]   -  Travel Tacoma [ Tourism
Tacoma, Washington has been known as the City of Destiny for more than 100 years. Nestled on the shores of Commencement Bay on the West Coast of the U.S., Tacoma is an international gateway to the Pacific Rim and the world. The city also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula.
The city is situated on a peninsula on the southern end of Washington's Puget Sound, in an area 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the State capitol, Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park.
  Tacoma   -   Port of Tacoma
  Tri-Cities
The Tri-Cities in the state of Washington are Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. They are located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. Pasco is on the north side of the Columbia, Kennewick and Richland are south of it
  Vancouver   -   City of Vancouver [ Government ]   -   Vancouver CC [ Tourism ]
Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Coast is less than 90 miles to the west. The Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Hood are less than two hours away. The spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area lies 30 minutes to the east. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities.
  Yakima   -   City of Yakima
Yakima is located in South Central Washington where the Naches and Yakima Rivers join. Yakima leads the way to the Cascade Mountains.
The 300 days of sunshine and breathtaking sights beg those who experience it to take advantage of the wonderful outdoor activities. Included are camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding and boating to mention a few. For entertainment, Yakima also offers the turn-of-the-century Capitol Theatre, the Yakima Valley Museum, the Visitors and Convention Center, and the Central Washington State Fair.

  Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)
  Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver was the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations in the immense Columbia Department.
  LeMay - America's Car Museum [ Tacoma ]
Harold E. LeMay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. At its peak, the LeMay Collection numbered in excess of 3,000 vehicles and thousands of artifacts. The Collection, recognized by many as a national treasure, represents the American experience with the automobile as it spans the 20th century and features virtually every American make as well as numerous foreign cars.
  News   -   Yakima Herald Republic
  Radio
  TV
  University
  Wine Yakima Valley   -   Washington's Premium Wine Region
Most wineries here are small family operations where unpretentious hospitality is the norm. Many are located within a rural countryside with unparalleled beauty. You can enjoy a glass of wine while gazing at the beautiful snow capped Mt. Adams or overlook the diverse agricultural abundance of the Yakima Valley.

Cuisine  -  Washington State Recipes

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History Washington State

  Historylink.org
HistoryLink.org is an evolving online encyclopedia of state and local history in Washington state.
  Historic Seattle
Historic Seattle believes that buildings provide an essential link to the past, reminding us of who we are and where we came from. Founded in 1974, Historic Seattle is the only nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy. Our mission is to educate, advocate and preserve.
  Olympia Historical Society

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  Capital Lakefair
  Olympia Music Scene
  Spokane Events   -   Spokane Events Calendar
  Washington Center for Performing Arts
  Washington State Library
One of its purposes : collect, preserve, and make accessible to Washingtonians materials on the government, history, culture, and natural resources of the state.


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