More vacation adventures in United States
The smallest state west of the Rockies -Washington is known as the evergreen state. This state boasts a gorgeous coastline, magnificent mountains and lush oldgrowth forests.
Windsurf with the best in the Columbia River Gorge. A mecca for windsurfing, people come from across the globe to surf the warm Pacific winds guided between the cliffs of this picturesque region. The Washington side of the Columbia River has the least crowded and best spots to try your hand at windsurfing.
Check out the many accessible walls, barges and boulder piles where it’s even possible to hand-feed friendly wolf eels and giant octopus that thrive in South Puget sound on a scuba diving trip. Find the remains of the infamous old Tacoma Narrrows Bridge that fell by the harmonic phenomenon of ‘flutter’ in the wind.
Fishing has never been more exhilarating than here in Washington. Legendary Lake Trout, some reaching over 60lbs, still lurk in the pristine waters of St. Helens Lake. Extraordinarily large species of walleye and sturgeon can be found along the Columbia River as well as a generous supply of trout through the rivers and streams running through the mountains.
Seattle is home to the original Starbucks and the world famous Seattle Space Needle, built in for the 1962 World’s Fair. It soars to 605 ft tall. The observation deck at about 500 ft. gives visitors a unsurpassed 360 degree view of Seattle’s skyline.
Travel a short distance past the coffee houses of Tacoma and Seattle, three significant volcanoes- Mounts Rainier, St. Helens and Adams – rise from the surrounding hills. Majestic snow-capped peaks and thick old-growth forests in Gifford Pinchot gives way for the adventure of exploration off the beaten path as well as to marked sites. The longest known lava tube in the continental US (12, 810 ft), known as Ape Cave is accessible to the public for unguided discovery.
Go see one of the fine outfitters located in Washington and get ready for the thrill of whitewater rafting, kayaking or canoeing in one of the area's many rivers. Wander off the road and out of your car through miles of horse and snowmobile trails allowing you to explore the vast wilderness.