Itching to explore the Pacific Northwest? Named after our country’s first president, Washington is culturally and historically rich, and is sprinkled with mountain ranges, rainforests, and other natural attractions. Book a Washington car rental and check out some of these sites and activities:
Explore the Culture of Olympia
This state capital is a tourist’s dream, offering a diverse array of activities. Sign up for a Capitol tour to explore the state’s Legislative Building, or stop by the Olympic Flight Museum to learn about Olympia’s aviation heritage. Golf-lovers will enjoy the 18-hole Tumwater Valley course, while history buffs may be attracted to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. After you’ve built up an appetite, head to one of the city’s many eateries, like King Solomon’s Reef or the Budd Bay Cafe.
Tour the City
Seattle is dubbed “the Emerald City” because of its lush, dense evergreen forests. This city comprises a majority of Washington State’s population, so it’s no surprise the area is teeming with iconic attractions. It’s perhaps best known for the Space Needle, which reaches more than 600 feet high and houses the SkyCity Restaurant at 500 feet above ground. You can also visit the Seattle Great Wheel, a massive waterfront Ferris wheel. Drive downtown to visit the neighborhood market, Pioneer Square, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, or one of the area’s many restaurants and boutiques. Be sure to stop by the Seattle Art Museum for a glimpse of the Hammering Man, a massive steel and aluminum sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky.
Nature and City Living Combine in Spokane
Spokane offers both indoor and outdoor fun for the family and adventure-seekers. It’s well known as a golfing mecca, with four major courses in the city limits, and several more throughout Spokane County. Head downtown for a relaxing afternoon in Riverfront Park which features a gondola sky-ride and an IMAX theatre. Start up your Washington car rental and make your way over the Spokane’s massive casino featuring 1,800 slot machines. At night, wind down with a glass of wine in the cozy tasting room of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.