Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument are two of many volcanic peaks which soar above the coastal plains. With the base of the mountain at just 1,200 feet above sea level, Mount Rainer is the tallest volcano and fifth highest peak in the contiguous US with 27major glaciers, topping out at 14,417 feet (4,394 metres). Sixty miles south of Seattle, snow-capped Mount Rainier, locally known as “The Mountain” is a distinctive feature of the downtown skyline. Enjoy hiking, biking, wildlife and more at these spectacular must-see peaks.
Lush green temperate rainforests festooned with mosses, rugged wild coastlines where surfspray and seabreezes will surge through your senses, Olympic National Park and Peninsula, west of Seattle, sear the soul with their beauty.
The drive is just over two hours from Seattle or enjoy the stunning scenic experiences offered by the Washington State Ferries, sailing across the Puget Sound to the park.
North Cascades National Park consists of awe-inspiring alpine scenery spread across half a million acres. Averaging fewer than 25,000 visitors annually, it is Washington State’s best kept but highly accessible secret. This ultimate great outdoors for British visitors is around a two to three hour drive from Seattle's SEA-TAC Airport.
Washington State is perfect for compact fly-drive and escorted touring holidays from Seattle. Experience the very best without the long drives. And most important, whilst offering incredible mountain highs, Washington State has accommodation both at higher and lower altitudes so you can always enjoy a good night's sleep. Seattle and Washington State is the ideal destination in its own right, as an add-on before and after an Alaskan cruise, a fly-drive holiday in the Pacific Northwest, or a stop-over en route from the UK to Hawaii.
One Square Inch The Olympic National Park is a pristine million-acre UNESCO World Heritage site – pure wilderness acclaimed for it diversity of eco-systems. Visit ocean front lodges, beaches pounded by the powerful Pacific waves and alpine mountains clad in glaciers that also create the dramatic backcloth to Seattle. The park is thick set with … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS→read more >
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Visitors may be acquainted with the delicious wines served in Seattle’s thriving and fast growing restaurants and bars, but if you delve deeper into the state you’ll find close to 950 individual wine makers, many of which are small, personal producers with great stories to tell, centered around the Walla Walla, Yakima and Tri-Cities valleys. Set … Continue reading The Winelands of Washington→read more >