This must-see museum exhibits creative and colorful blown glass sculptures of renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Eight indoor galleries and lush landscaped gardens feature a mix of new and past significant works. They are awe-inspiring whether you visit during the day, or in the evening when the sculptures are lit up. The highlight here is a 100-foot-long glass sculpture suspended in a glass conservatory—one of his largest ever. Located at the base of the iconic Space Needle, you might want to buy a combined ticket for cost savings or get a Seattle City Pass. – TripadvisorSee more..
5.0Puget Sound Express(2.616 reviews) - Second Time Even Better! Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boat Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching
Our skipper did a fantastic job of sighting whales in the area for us and bringing our boat safely nearby so we could watch as two pods of orca moved up the coastline. He effortlessly kept the boat parallel to them so we could all see. It was spectacular. On the way back, he even stopped to point out some puffins and a horned puffin. I can't believe he eve saw them! Blueberry buckle was worth the money and a hot cup of cider in a Puget Sound Express mug was a perfect way to ride home. We have taken this trip twice now and I'm sure we'll do a third.See more..
5.0Hurricane Ridge(1.851 reviews) - Spectacular Views Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails • Scenic Drives
At an elevation of 4,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge is one of the most easily accessible and scenic areas in Olympic National Park. Get a free map from the rangers at the National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, before making the scenic 18-mile drive up Hurricane Ridge Road. Here, you can spot Mount Olympus from the viewing patio next to the carpark, and embark on multiple trails like the Hurricane Hill Trail which has amazing views of the ridge. There’s snow up here until early fall, so travelers can have the chance to go tubing, snowboarding, or skiing, even in summer. You can join a guided tour of Olympic National Park to make sure you don't miss any of the best sights. – TripadvisorSee more..
5.0Mount Rainier(1.797 reviews) - The most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top wandering Mountains
At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.See more..
5.0Puget Sound Express(1.673 reviews) - Wonderful day of well informed whale watching Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dolphin & Whale Watching
My husband and I booked this tour at last minute and were so glad that we did. Captain Brian was just oozing with charisma and made sure our day was very entertaining and the naturalists on board, Tony and Bart were wonderful in sharing their extensive knowledge of the local whales, their behaviours, their histories and their personalities with us as well as the other wildlife we were able to see on the day. Talking about wildlife, we were lucky enough to see nine Orca whales very shortly into our trip giving us time to find a Grey whale as well as spotting a wild bald eagle and some sea lions who very narrowly escaped being an Orca snack. We initially were hesitant in booking the tour as we are on a limited travel budget but not only was the tour very competitively priced, it was also worth absolutely every penny and we gained so many precious memories that we hope will last a lifetime.See more..
5.0Manito Park(1.480 reviews) - Fun and Free Parks • Gardens
We have been to many different botanical gardens. Manito Park is not as elaborate or impressive as some of the other places we have visited, but it is free and is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Probably the most interesting places in the park are the conservatory, Rose Hill, and the Duncan Gardens. You may get a different experience at different times of the year. I have seen pictures of the Duncan Gardens with very vibrant colors. At the time of our visit the plants were a bit more muted, but it was still a pretty area to see. The conservatory had a decent collection of tropical and succulent plants. The park can get crowded and parking can be limited, but we were able to find a place to park without issue even in the middle of the day. On the whole, I highly recommend visiting Manito Park. Is a great place to experience the outdoors and nature with plenty of flowers to see.See more..
5.0Ruby Beach(1.273 reviews) - Quiet Beach if you Go Early in the Morning Beaches
Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.See more..
I ended up taking a solitary vacation in Stevenson, WA this past weekend & was trying to figure out what to do. Somebody brought up the Zip Line Tour at Skamania Lodge. Luckily they had a spot open the next day. The group I was with with a fun group consisting of 4 female adult friends with one of the friend's daughter, a couple and myself for a total of 8 people. I am sorry to say I forgot the name of the guides but they were very friendly and were able to clearly instruct people to be safe & have a great time. The banter in between lines was friendly and mostly humorous which helped add to the experience. My only complaint would be that it didn't last longer but I think I could zip from tree to tree all day if possibly. I highly recommend this activity to anybody who needs a bit of adventure.See more..
We had such a great experience with Zoller's. We did the Middle Gorge as a family of 5 with kids ages 7, 8 and 11, plus two additional adults. None of us were experienced rafters and all were a bit nervous to start. Our guide was Ben and he took great care of us. He was very clear in his directions, and we felt very safe the entire time. Our 7-year-old is on the petite side, so our biggest concern was her not falling out. He encouraged our son to try things he was hesitant to try. During the slower part of the trip, he told some great stories and gave great information. Husum Falls is an option for the trip we took (for the adults). Ben gave us honest information about how the falls had been running this time of year which allowed us to make an informed decision about whether or not to go over the falls. We opted not to, though those of our party who live locally plan to go back when water levels are lower. Awesome trip and would recommend Zoller's to anyone!See more..
This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United States.See more..
5.0Moran State Park(593 reviews) - Mt. Constitution drive is spectacular State Parks
I’ve hiked and driven up Mt. Constitution. There aren’t views along the hike so I’d recommend driving up at sunset, with a beverage or picnic. It’s breathtaking. Otherwise, kayak on Mountain Lake for a beautiful afternoon.See more..
5.0Canopy Tours Northwest(583 reviews) - Exhilarating Zipline experience on Camano Island in Washington state Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
! enjoyed very much the Camano Island (Canopy Tours NW) zip line today with two good friends, and it was an incredible experience! The zipline is located on an historic farm that dates from the early 1900’s with very beautiful forested land. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and we had a very enjoyable experience on 6 different zip lines. I recommend this tour very highly and I will definitely be returning for another exhilarating experience like I had today!See more..
5.0Bloedel Reserve(569 reviews) - A tribute to nature and history Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
Bloedel Reserve is a place I’ve known of for several years but never visited until this month. The privately owned reserve celebrates nature in a grand way with its expansive woodlands, gardens, and lakes. The manor house is open to visitors and has helpful docents. I visited Bainbridge Island during a hot spell, which made walking the property’s trails a challenge. Even the famous swans seemed to be hiding in the shade. I look forward to a return visit during cooler weatherSee more..
Anywhere I went I was NOT disappointed here. We stopped in Paradise but drove and hiked some of the smaller trails all around. I vastly underestimated the power and impact of standing at the base of Mt. Rainier and felt the pull to explore the heights as I stood there. Am too old to engage on the more advanced hike and as this was the first time visiting, was unprepared for my comfort with some of the lesser paths on the mountain itself although we did hike other easier areas. Narada Falls is a must, well worth the trek to observation area and be prepared to get soaked from this mists. I loved it!!!!. Mt. Rainier constantly teased us with possibly seeing the top. Clouds would thin and almost clear then suddenly thicken up. This is an Elder Mountain and as such has retained all the power and majesty throughout time.See more..
Bucket list adventure awaits! Surrounded by the herd, our guests will hand feed, interact with and marvel at this protected-species. Gather 'round a crackling campfire and learn about what makes Reindeer one of the most highly accessorized creatures on our planet. Hold shed antlers, climb into Santa's sleigh and enjoy meeting Sven and the rest of the herd. Home of the west coast's largest geodesic projection dome. Northern Lights shows coming Early 2023.See more..
5.0Hands On Children's Museum(484 reviews) - A Exceptionally Good Children's Museum Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Children's Museums
Come Play with Us! The award-winning Hands On Children's Museum is the largest and most visited children's museum in the Pacific Northwest. We celebrate play and believe in its importance in early learning. With over 150 exciting exhibits in 10 beautiful galleries and a fabulous art studio, we encourage children and their parents to play and learn all about science, nature, and art in settings inspired by our beautiful Northwest. Our Outdoor Discovery Center, a half-acre of unique outdoor exhibits, expands opportunities for play and learning with a trike and hike loop, lighthouse lookout, Puget Sound beach replica, children's garden, and Megan D schooner where kids can climb a six-foot rope ladder to the top deck of a real 56-foot vintage schooner, cross the rickety bridge, explore the crow's nest, and captain the ship. Online Reservations RequiredSee more..
I loved this experience! It felt like a great combination of adventure, adrenaline, pushing myself to do things I was nervous about, but also professionally run, which gave me confidence about the safety. My guide was Durham, who was awesome. Very friendly and kept things light. I fell off the raft at one point which I think would have freaked me out but he responded by joking about it (while also pulling me in), which I actually think was the perfect response as it made me laugh and not panic. All the guides I interacted with seemed great. Did the half day trip. I'm glad I didn't do the full day as my toes started getting cold (even though it was 100 degrees)! So anyone prone to cold I would definitely recommend some type of appropriate sock (in addition to what the booties they give you). Would definitely do it again!See more..
5.0Chelan Electric Bikes(426 reviews) - Brilliant experience and super helpful guide Bike Tours • Eco Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings
The bike tour itself is absolutely stunning, the views of Lake Chelan and the surrounding mountains are second to none. The wine tour was surprisingly cheap and some really flavourful unique wines you must try! Our guide Nate made the tour so easy, he was super patient and Kind. Would absolutely recommend anyone visiting Chelan to try this out.See more..
The Jet Boat tour on the Snake River is a "must do" experience. It is the best way to see the river, wild animals, and petroglyphs, and much more, and to truly experience this area of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. You may think the price is a little high, but you get lot for this price. 8 hours of the boat ride as well as lunch, water and lemonade, and great narration by an experienced tour guide. I have done rafting trips before, but this jet boat is so much more comfortable, and you cover a lot more territory in the jet boat than you can with a floating trip (and you do not need to row). I really felt like I got my money's worth. The only way to see the 3 state corner (Idaho, Washington, and Oregon) is on this river. If you come to Lewiston, and miss this trip, you will have missed the best adventure in this entire area. Don't miss it!See more..
We were looking for a gift for a friend for a very special birthday. While traveling on Orcas, we decided to stop here. Getting there is part of the adventure, as you have to drive down a remote drive through the woods. The location is stunning. There is a gorgeous garden, a treehouse, and swings. Pottery is displayed in locations all around the property. The pottery is absolutely gorgeous, and we had a hard time choosing a gift because we liked everything. Know that this place is a bit pricey, but you are paying for quality. The staff were lovely. This place is well worth the stop.See more..
With an elevation gain of 1,400 fee, this five-mile hiking trail starts from Paradise to Panorama Point, Stevens-Van Trump Memorial with a final descent into Paradise Valley and Myrtle Falls.See more..
The aircraft, vehicles and artifacts in the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum are rare treasures of military technology — a testament to the era’s engineering skill and humanity’s spirit during the world conflicts of the 20th century. On rotation in our working hangar are military artifacts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Soviet Union and Japan, acquired by Paul G. Allen and restored with unparalleled authenticity to share with the public. FHCAM is operated by Friends of Flying Heritage, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to educating people about these rare historic aircraft and artifacts. The museum is currently experiencing rapid growth, bringing in exciting new wonders like the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, de Havilland Mosquito and dozens of new artifacts in 2017.See more..
5.0Leavenworth Sleigh Rides(293 reviews) - A Pre Christmas must do! Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Equestrian Trails
Just like the good old days only better. A two horse sleigh, clean crisp winter air, the crunch of fresh snow, open meadows, snow covered trees, and the babbling waters of Beaver Creek, sleigh bells and the carol of your choice. Enjoy a hot spiced cider by the open fire.See more..
5.0Rose Theatre(275 reviews) - My kind of theater! Saturday: 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Movie Theaters
Originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1907, the historic Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend features film, opera, dance and theatre from around the globe. With delicious popcorn, plus local beer and wine, the Rose is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Every event is personally introduced!See more..
5.0Skydive Chelan(271 reviews) - Worth the money and experience Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
My 22-year-old son has Autism and about 6 months ago, told us that he wanted to go skydiving at SkyDive Chelan. We were of course, apprehensive but feel that despite his autism, he's an adult and we felt safe with this opportunity for him. We finally booked this adventure with SkyDive Chelan for my son and my husband. We called SkyDive Chelan and they were super responsive to us and they were very patient with my son. The instructor, Steve, was awesome with my son. When my son got up in the plane and my husband was also on the plane, of course, my son had second thoughts when it was time to exit the plane. However, my husband said your going and out he went. He had an awesome time and now he wants to go next year! With the COVID, many of my son's adventures this summer were cancelled but we were able to still go to SkyDive Chelan and felt safe there. I highly recommend SkyDive Chelan and their willingness to work with people with disabilities and afford this opportunity to my son.See more..
5.0Sandphifer Gallery(257 reviews) - Charming and unexpected art gallery Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
Sandphifer Gallery features driftwood sculptures and whimsical drawings by the owners, who also operate the gallery. Hand made scarves, fiber art, locally made decorative items and one-of-a-kind jewelry are also part of the selection.See more..
5.0Escape Hour Gig Harbor(257 reviews) - Legend of Theradonia Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Escape Games
Escape Hour Gig Harbor is an exhilarating real life escape experience where you will be locked in and have to navigate and solve your way out of custom made elaborately designed rooms with friends or like minded individuals, and work together to escape. Your goal is to discover hidden clues, find secret codes, and navigate through maze like scenarios, and solve fun and sophisticated puzzles.See more..
I don't know how many cities have this kind of wilderness park in the city limits, but in any case Tacoma is lucky to be so blessed. Just the drive through the old growth forest is interesting, even if you don't walk any trails. You can also go down to the beach and walk it unless the tide is in. Great place.See more..
I scheduled a solo trip with my dog to scatter my mother’s ashes over the Puget Sound as she requested. I was coming from out of town. We were delayed one day due to weather conditions. Shane and Michelle were very amiable and kept open communication the whole time, thoroughly explaining the safety concerns and updating me. We finally had an opening the next morning. Shane was very respectful when we did the scattering. I'm incredibly satisifed with the final results. Highly recommend NW Seaplanes for whatever flying plans one may have.See more..
5.0B&B Family Farm(232 reviews) - Lavender Heaven! Temporarily closed - Closed until May 1, 2023 Spent 1-2 hours Farms • Gardens
As of October 1, we are closed for the 2022 season. We will reopen May 1, 2023. Visit the website year round. Our family of three generations loves to share our 12-acre lavender farm. The 100-year old barn provides the northern backdrop to thousands of lavender plants with a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains to the south. We offer free tours all summer, which include information about growing, processing, cleaning and distilling lavender. Our Shoppe is filled with quality, hand-made lavender products and our one-of-a-kind bud-cleaning machine (aka the ‘jitterbud’) will be shakin’ all summer so stop by for a unique, free, educational farm experience.See more..
The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is located in beautiful downtown Spokane, WA, in the heart of the Lilac City's entertainment district. The Theater opened in 1931, as a 2300-seat movie theate. The recently renovated Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, which seats approximately 1600 today, has promoted the arts, enthralling and entertaining old and young across the decades. Today, the theater exemplifies Spokane's rich and vibrant performing arts scene, housing the Spokane Symphony, as well as acclaimed entertainers, dance troupes, musical acts, and theater talents.See more..
BestHour Kickboxing - Federal Way, WA is the #1 fitness program for stunning results! Turbocharge your life with FUN no-contact fitness kickboxing routines - a fighter's attitude - and fat-destroying, adrenaline pumping 60-minute bouts of dynamic cardio, stretching & resistance training. Expert instructors at Federal Way, WA guide you through bag-hitting techniques ANYONE can do - perfect for beginners. No fitness experience needed to join BestHour Kickboxing! Calorie-crushing moves sculpt your killer physique. Super low Web-Specials, exclusive members-only apparel & personalized support make you feel like family. Dare to be remarkable - Join us in Federal Way, WA For more information, check us out!See more..
5.0Red Mountain Trails(201 reviews) - By far the best 75 minutes of the week, maybe the month. Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings
I highly recommend Red Mountain Trails, first time horseback riders and long time horse people will appreciate this experience, and then there's the wine! Honestly, the professionalism and relaxed nature of the experience was such a pleasure and relief. We haven't stopped talking about our horses and how well trained they are and how our guide "just knew" the right horse for us. It was a wonderful experience and we look forward to booking another reservation soon. Oh, and they have baby goats that will melt your heart with cuteness!See more..
5.0Whidbey Island Distillery(201 reviews) - Make this a stop on your next visit to Whidbey Island Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Distilleries
Whidbey Island Distillery is a family owned business run by three generations of the Heising family. We set out in 2009 to make distilled spirits on Washington's own Whidbey Island, and in September 2011 we sold the first bottle of our Loganberry Liqueur. Bev and Steve Heising bought 9 acres of beautiful Whidbey Island hillside in 2009. They renovated existing buildings to include a distillery building (the Bunker), a residence (the Bunk House), a tasting room, and other multi-use buildings on the property. Since then the Whidbey Island Distillery has become a recognized producer of some of finest spirits in the world. Among numerous awards, our Blackberry Liqueur holds a 98 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute making it the highest rated spirit (of any kind) produced in North America.See more..
This was fascinating and well done. You have to go online and make a reservation a couple of weeks in advance. Fortunately there were some cancellations and we got in on short notice. My 10-year old learned a lot about the history of this place and that time period as did I.See more..
5.0ILovekickboxing(189 reviews) - Ilovekickboxing Spent 1-2 hours Health Clubs
The best place to get your workout on! Staff is amazing. #fitfam #4life #newtransformation. You will love it after your first class.See more..
5.0Destiny Harbor Tours(186 reviews) - Best tour of the Puget Sound Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boat Tours
My husband and I did the Sunset cruise. It was the highlight of our west coast tour. The Riviera was a perfect size boat. Weather was perfect and the captain and crew did a great job showing and explaining everything. Even saw porpoises and seals.See more..
Washington's premier cross-country ski area.See more..
5.0Pacific Bonsai Museum(176 reviews) - A World Class Museum Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. We feature world-class bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.See more..
Great experience seeing the Sound of Music and Music man in Leavenworth. Maria is outstanding in the lead and everyone does a great job. Very friendly staff and great locations. Sky Hill theater is up a hill but they do have a shuttle bus for Sound of Music. Fish Hatchery is flat and shorter walk for Music Man. It will cool down at night so you may want a light covering. Seat cushions available for a dollar and members receive free. Use your phone light to have better vision returning to your car as the lighting is not great. Will be back!See more..
5.0Wildwater River Guides(168 reviews) - Top-notch outdoor experience with knowledgeable and entertaining guides Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Water Sports
All-around great experience! Two of our party had never been white-water rafting before so were very nervous at the start. We had people of all ages and even one gentleman who didn't know how to swim, and the guides handled all of this professionally, putting everyone at ease. Brode gave us a thorough safety briefing and Mario made sure we had all our equipment fitted properly. It was adrenalizing without being terrifying, which is what you want as an amateur at any activity. There were a couple of much needed breaks to allow us to stretch our legs and have a little rest and enjoy the river. The photos were excellent and we purchased the whole package. It is clear this organization knows how to deliver with a high level of professionalism while at the same time making it fun and entertaining. Book your trip now!See more..
The birds in the cages and aviary are RESCUES. Isn't that AWESOME!!? They are very well cared for and very safe in the large habitat cages you see. NOT a zoo viewing situation at all. Please donate if you like the aviary... I did. I am not affiliated with the park or aviary.See more..
This overlook along Hwy 20 provides great views of the lake behind Diablo dam as well as of the forested mountains surrounding it. The viewpoint is several hundred feet above the lake and there are great views of the emerald water below. (The color is created by the glacial silt in the water.) There are interpretive signs along the walkway that describe the geology and history of the area. There are restrooms at the far end of the parking lot. A must-see stop if you are touring the highway through the North Cascades.See more..
5.0River Drifters(140 reviews) - River Drifters- DO IT! River Rafting & Tubing
Peter Ely was the best raft guide that anyone in my group has ever had, and we are all seasoned rafters. He was absolutely hilarious, had excellent communication and people skills, "boatloads" of confidence, and was very clearly an experienced and competent guide. We had the best time, we will be back, and we will be requesting Peter again. Thank you Peter for so many stories, laughs, and a wonderful whitewater adventure. Also- Husum Falls was SUCH a breathtaking experience! DO IT! You won't regret it. 10/10 would recommend River Drifters- the extra 2 miles at the beginning were simply gorgeous and full of thrills.See more..
5.0Refuge River Ranch(139 reviews) - Education & Fun - How often does that happen?? Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Farms • Ranches
Do you love rescue animals? This is a place where you get to connect with them on an intimate level. Feeding, holding, petting, getting kisses and learning all about them and their stories. Refuge River Ranch is a wonderful place for people to connect with rescue animals without the crowds and have a very educational experience! Combined with unparalleled mountain scenery and only 5 mins from town, there's nothing quite like Refuge River Ranch on earth! Perfect for ages 5 to 95! Come love on our rescues!See more..
5.0paradigmQ(138 reviews) - Fun experience at ParadigmQ! Spent < 1 hour Escape Games
Get ready to escape your day to day and have an unforgettable adventure with paradigmQ Escape Games! Tons of unique puzzles, great room themes, and a little bit of whimsy to add surprise and delight to your experience.See more..