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Perennial Appeal of Seattle, Washington

Perennial Appeal of Seattle, Washington

Seattle appeals to travelers for many reasons, starting with its Boeing Museum of Flight and its downtown Pike Place Market, featuring local wine and seafood.

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Water-Rich Activities in Seattle, Washington

Water-Rich Activities in Seattle, Washington

The water-positive side of a Seattle visit includes possibly seeing orcas, lodging with water views at Inn at the Market Seattle, dining on crab and other local seafood at Chandler’s Crabhouse, kayaking on Lake Union, seeing a sunset from Alki Park. and exploring the San Juan Islands from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Possibly travel one way on the ferry Victoria Clipper III and the other way on a Kenmore Air deHavilland Otter seaplane.

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Washington State’s Mount Rainier National Park

Washington State’s Mount Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State intrigues with its white summit of glaciers, its volcanic legacy, the Paradise Visitor Center and Longmire family heritage, and the hiking and climbing opportunities as a visitor circles the mountain.

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Washington’s North Cascades National Park

Washington’s North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park in Washington State, near Seattle, provides a traveler with good hikes, mountain scenery, and river views with salmon fishing along the Skagit River. Camping is possible at Goodell and Newhalen.

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Washington’s Olympic National Park

Washington’s Olympic National Park

Washington State’s Olympic National Park appeals to travelers because of its majestic mountain Mt. Olympus, its rain forests including the Hoh Queets and Quinalt , its rugged coastline with beaches such as Rialto Beach, and over 600 miles of hiking trails. Circle Mt. Olympus and Hurricane Ridge and visit Sequim, Winslow, the Scandinavian towns of Poulsbo, the historic lumber community of Port Gamble, the lovely Victorian legacy of Port Townsend, and the Makah Indian Museum at Neah Bay, Diversions to consider include the Kemper Brewery, an example of micro breweries, and the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, as well as the state capital in Olympia.

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Washington’s Mt. St. Helens Volcano

Washington’s Mt. St. Helens Volcano

The Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument celebrates the May 1980 eruption that blew nearly 2,300 feet of earth off the top of the volcano. Today you can tour the area and witness the recovering landscape.

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