Many of Washington's most populated cities as well at its favorite tourist towns all sit on the Puget Sound. The state has beaches, piers, and coastlines that offer quick access to playing on the water.
Washington has three incredible national parks. Olympic National Park is massive and has so much biodiversity. North Cascades National Park is untouched wilderness where visitors can get intentionally lost in nature. Mount Rainier is the state's tallest mountain and also happens to be an active volcano.
Seattle really is one of the great American cities. The music scene is iconic, the sports scene is underrated, the beer is fantastic, and the downtown area offers something for everyone.
While the majority of the state's population resides on the west coast, the central and eastern parts of the state have a lot to offer. Spokane is the state's second largest city. Leavenworth has a charming main street that comes alive for the Christmas season. Yakima has a booming winery scene. White Salmon is across the river from Hood River, Oregon, and both towns provide great outdoor recreation.
Washington has about 370 breweries, and ranks as the 6th most state in terms of breweries per capita. The state also has 900 wineries and ranks as the 2nd largest premium wine producer (only behind California).
The state of Washington has a strong sense of culture. From Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum to Olympia's Hands On Children's Museum to the Bremerton's USS Turner Joy (naval ship museum), the state is loaded with cultural venues.