Washington Travel Guide
Washington Travel Guide: General Information
Originally named after the first U.S President, this state is and remains to be the only state to be named after a U.S president. This state is a treat for any tourist as it hosts an array of museums, gardens and parks, wildlife parks, outdoor activities like snowboarding, skiing, bird watching etc, and enough scenery to flood a tourist’s itinerary.
Washington Travel Guide: Key Facts
Capital city: Olympia
Area: 184,827 sq Km
Monetary Unit: U.S Dollars
Official Language: English
Washington Travel Guide: Popular Tourist Destinations
- Seattle: This beautiful city is home to breathtaking views such as the Seattle Waterfront which offers a magnificent view of the city both during the day and night and it is also a fine place for dining and shopping, and the Space Needle View in Seattle which shows a wonderful view of the city and its buildings. Other places of interests include the Woodland Park Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, Seattle Asian Arts Museum, Seattle Aquarium, etc.
- Long Beach: This is the longest drivable beach in the world and this city is well known for its laid back attitude and friendliness. Kite flying, skating, sun bathing are all typical Long Beach outdoor activities. Long Beach has a string of museums like the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, World Kite Museum, Cranberry Museum, and Marsh’s Museum. Other fun places to visit include Fun land and North Head Lighthouse. A visit to the Long Beach Peninsula is a must for some fun on the beach.
Washington Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure
The major industries that contribute to Washington’s economy are manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and services industries with aerospace being the most important. Coal, silver, cement, gold etc are other products that Washington provides to the U.S, making it a very important state as far as the country’s economy is concerned.
Washington has a highly developed network of State Routes. It also has 16 state airports and the third largest ferry system in the world. Washington is also home to four of the longest floating bridges in the world that connect Washington to other important areas and other cities.
Washington Travel Guide: Culture
Washington State hosts a massive collection of mind blowing architecture and art displays for art lovers form all over the world. Washington also enjoys a great platform for music and theatre in the city. This city is also home to a huge array of museums and historical and architectural sites that boast Washington’s cultural history.
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