Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

22 BE INSPIRED Rejuvenating Nature Whether you want to work up a sweat hiking through one of its beautiful national parks, or your style of taking in the natural world involves more of a lay back and watch the waves approach, the State of Washington allows for immersive and awe-inspiring experiences. From its myriad islands to the sun-soaked wine country, there are a variety of experiences to suit anyone's wanderlust. With three national parks and hundreds of state parks, mountains, lakes and rivers, Washington offers an abundance of natural beauty to help visitors gain a fresh perspective on the world – they are sure to return home feeling reinvigorated. Tasty Travels Just as the natural beauty of the State of Washington feeds the soul, the natural variety of harvest in the state feeds creative chefs and hungry travelers alike. Shuck oysters overlooking the ocean or sample apples straight from the orchard while you discover ever-evolving varietals. Savor culinary excellence at restaurants throughout the state’s cities or sip world-class wine from Washington’s wine country, the second-largest producing state in the U.S. Energize your trip at one of Seattle’s many renowned coffee roasters then head straight to the source and let farmers cook up their seasonal bounty fresh from the fields. Authentic Connections While you’re here, don’t miss discovering what really makes this place special – the people who live in the state year-round. Whether you strike up a conversation with a fourthgeneration farmer or an artist who moved recently, or you visit one of the many cultural centers maintained by the Native Tribal Nations throughout the state, you’ll come across a common love of this place and respect for what makes it great. People in Washington care about the quality of what they do and preserving the natural wonder that surrounds them, and they want to share this appreciation with everyone they meet. So share your passions with Washingtonians throughout your visit. “Savor culinary excellence at restaurants throughout our state's cities or sip world-class wine from Washington's wine country" True to Nature State of Washington Be inspired, visit One of the world's most scenic places, Washington offers endless discoveries for people who love natural beauty, urban escapes and everything in between