WIldflowers blooming on Mount Baker in the summer in Washington State
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Tech Hubs to Islands to Mountains

Whether you explore the windswept, craggy coastline, the stunning San Juan Islands, the Puget Sound or the Cascade mountains (home to Mount Rainier), you will find yourself awestruck by Washington's natural beauty. Pay a visit to Seattle, which thrives as a tech hub, as well as a bastion for foodies and culture lovers.

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San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands National Monument

San Juan Islands National Monument

The San Juan Islands is an archipelago located between the Washington mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 960 1280

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Getting to the San Juans

Getting to the San Juans

To reach the San Juan Islands, travelers can take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, WA, or fly to any of small airports located on one of the four major islands: Lopez, Orcas, Shaw, or San Juan. 960 1280

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast located on the Olympic Peninsula.  Further inland, the land extends out into temperate rainforests and the towering glacier-capped Olympic mountains. 960 1280

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Check Out the View

Check Out the View

At an elevation of 5,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge holds spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains leads to hiking trails that traverse mountain ridges and descend into the subalpine valleys full of lush forests. 960 1280

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

Known for its wild snow-capped peaks and the countless waterfalls that spill down the sides of the mountains, the Cascade Mountain Range is often called the "American Alps." 960 1280

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The American Alps

The American Alps

Ross Lake in North Cascades is a major travel destination that offers tons of opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking and camping. 960 1280

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Find Your Way

Find Your Way

Though North Cascade National Park Highway provides an adequate way to see the park's rugged beauty, visitors who want to explore the park’s alpine wilderness can plan their route at one of the park’s eight visitor centers. 960 1280

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Over the dormant volcano Mount Mazama, Crater Lake is 21 square miles of intensely blue water and the deepest lake in America. 960 1280

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Though it's a long car ride from Seattle, Glacier National Park is well worth the journey. Naturalist John Muir, also known as the Father of the National Parks, referred to the Glacier landscape as "the best care-killing scenery on the continent." 960 1280

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Though it’s a long car ride from Seattle, Glacier National Park is well worth the journey. Naturalist John Muir, also known as the Father of the National Parks, referred to the Glacier landscape as "the best care-killing scenery on the continent." 960 1280

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