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WASHINGTON TRAVEL GUIDE


Washington is one of the most diverse states in the country, from the mossy Olympic Rainforest to the arid Walla Walla wine country. In Seattle, you can shop for local produce at the historic Pike Place Market, hit happening bars in Belltown or take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, a trip that yields excellent views of the city and Mount Rainier in the distance. Whether you're into hiking, fine dining or fishing, rodeos, wineries or alpine meadows, you'll find it all in the Evergreen State.

SEATTLE

TAKE FLIGHT
The Museum of Flight Photo Gallery
Check out GAYOT's photo gallery to see pictures of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA, as well as the various exhibits and aircraft on display, including a Russian Vostok spacecraft, a rare Caproni Ca.20 aircraft and the first Boeing 747.

A rare Caproni Ca.20 aircraft at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA

Hyatt at Olive 8 TOP 10 GREEN HOTELS
Hyatt at Olive 8

The first LEED-certified hotel in this eco-conscious city features 346 guest rooms and a restaurant that only works with farmers across Washington and the Pacific Northwest, dedicated to sustainable growing techniques.

ON THE WATERFRONT
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Hospitality, unintimidating style and great location (just hop on the elevator outside and you’ll be whisked up to the Pike Place Market level) are the factors that give this waterfront hotel its edge.


Six Seven at The Edgewater

TOP 10 BRUNCH HOTELS
Six Seven at The Edgewater
Perched over Elliott Bay in a historic property, Six Seven offers a waterfront setting with spectacular views. Dine indoors or out as you enjoy a buffet composed of chef Hans Reisinger's contemporary Pan-Asian twists on classic Pacific Northwest dishes like smoked salmon and oysters.


WE MEAN BUSINESS
Business Travel Guide: Seattle
Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, is a leading center for advanced technology in fields like aerospace, computer software and biotechnology. Visiting for business? whether you're heading to Downtown, Belltown or even Bellevue, we tell you where to stay and where to dine when you mean business.

The Seattle Skyline From Bainbridge Island

STROLLING THROUGH SEATTLE
72-Hour Vacation: Seattle
Clean, green and wired, Seattle has a culture all its own. Sip a latte, watch fishmongers toss salmon in the air, wander through Asian markets, cruise Puget Sound, or go sleepless in this amazing city that's defined by water through and through.


TOP 10 CASTLE HOTELS
Thornewood Castle
The 27,000-square-foot castle sits on the shores of American Lake south of Seattle, surrounded by gardens designed by the Olmsted brothers of New York City’s Central Park fame.
Thornewood Castle, one of our Top 10 Castle Hotels

Hotel 1000 in Seattle

DINING OUT
Restaurants
For the latest in Seattle dining, see our list of the city's Hot 10 restaurants. Looking for a place to eat? Search our Seattle restaurant reviews by cuisine, price, neighborhood or name.
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The waterfall at Salish Lodge and Spa

NATURE AND NURTURE
Salish Lodge
Best known as the location of the cult TV show, Twin Peaks, the Salish Lodge offers guests a genuine refuge in a divine place.
The Spa at Salish Lodge
Enjoy the sound of silence at this spa perched on a cliff beside the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls.

Best Spas: Top Spas in Washington

BEST IN THE CITY
Restaurants
Top 10 Wine Bars in Seattle
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Save with CityPass!

SAVE MONEY ON ATTRACTIONS!
Save time and money on your next vacation with the CityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the city's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.


OLYMPIC PENINSULA

GLAMOUR OF THE GODS
72 Hours on the Olympic Peninsula
Rich with fragrant green pines, crystal blue lakes and a range of mountains that'd make a pantheon proud, the Olympic Peninsula is full of enchanting beauty that’s truly mythical in proportion. Relax and get back to nature in this pristine, earthly paradise.

Snow-capped mountains


SPOKANE

The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington

HOTEL REVIEW
The Davenport Hotel
World famous in its own right since it opened in 1914, The Davenport hotel continues to impress with amenities such as hand-carved mahogany furniture, high definition flat-screen televisions and an evening turndown service with homemade peanut brittle.


TRAVEL FEATURE

San Juan Island, one of our Top 10 U.S. National Parks
EXPLORE AMERICA
Top 10 U.S. National Parks
Check out our list of the country's most breathtaking national parks, including San Juan Island, a coastal wilderness perfect for orca sightings.


Guides for other parts of the world

 
(Updated: 07/31/13 CT)

Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.