Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States. It offers both bustling, virtually untouched islands and a hip urban scene, mountains, parks, and bays. Here are some best things to do in Washington State.
1. The Space Needle
The Space Needle is an observation tower located in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is an observation tower and an iconic Seattle landmark built on the occasion of the 1962 World’s Fair. The views from the 520-foot-high observation deck are unbeatable. The rotating SkyCity restaurant is located below the deck at 500 feet. The tower offers an impressive 360-degree view of the downtown Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and Mount Baker as well as the breathtaking cityscape. If you are planning to visit the Space Needle it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.
2. Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibit in the Seattle Center next to the Space Needle. The exhibition displays the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. The main centerpiece of the place is the Glass House, a 40-foot-tall building that has a 100-foot-long glass sculpture in an orange, yellow, and red color palette. The Chihuly Garden and Glass has played an important role in the international glass art scene. The museum has three Drawing Walls, and eight galleries that demonstrate a variety of Chihuly’s works and art styles, and eight galleries. There is a theater that shows a short film about the artist’s life and work. The Chihuly Garden and Glass also has a garden onsite with four impressive glass sculptures.
3. America’s Car Museum
America’s Car Museum is an automotive museum in the city of Tacoma, Washington. It was on June 2, 2012. The museum’s many displayed cars were donated by the family of Harold LeMay. There are 350 cars that are impressive for their design, technology, and speed as well as for playing a significant role in American car history. America’s Car Museum has a cafe, car restoration shops, and gift shops. The outdoor space of the museum is perfect for car club events, car shows, and auctions. America’s Car Museum also provides educational facilities that include lecture halls.
4. Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm is one of the most beautiful places to visit when you are in Washington. It is a premium lavender production farm on San Juan Island. The specialty of this farm is that they follow all the principles of organic farming. They even have the highest organic certifications as well. The company produces essential oils and a large selection of pet care, beauty, household, and culinary products. The visitors can shop at the Gatehouse Farm Store and can tour the farm. The Pelindaba Lavender Farm grows over 50 types of lavender.
5. Visiting Maya’s Legacy
Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching is a company that offers sightseeing of personalized eco-tours in and around San Juan Island. The company has tour groups that are small and designed for a personal experience. That includes blankets, hydrophones, and binoculars so the visitors can even hear the whales. The tours include exploring the best location to spot orca whales in the wild. Maya’s Legacy offers private charters which can be customized.