Best Road Trips in Washington

See the Evergreen State Along These Famed Tours

It's hard to know where to start in scenic, historic, and cultured Washington. The Evergreen State features the Northwest's largest city, Seattle, plus small-town charm thanks to the state's apple, wine, seafood, and skiing industries.

You'll have plenty to do during your tour of the Puget Sound. Explore Sound-cities like Bainbridge Island and Edmonds, and be sure to have your checklist ready for Seattle. Must sees include flying fish at Pike Place Market, adorable otters at Seattle Aquarium, and incredible views of the city, sound, and Mt. Rainier from the Space Needle and Columbia Center. Check out the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge in Kirkland, the Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, and the Troll Under the Bridge in Fremont – one of the better photo ops.

For those who like wine, apples, and high elevation, explore Washington's Fertile Valley and Cascade Circle. Check out the set of Northern Exposure in Roslyn near Cle Elum, don't miss the Bavarian Village in Leavenworth, and stop by the Apple Commission Visitor Center in Wenatchee. Golf and wineries abound in the Tri-Cities – Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick – while Mount Rainier National Park awaits near Toppenish.

Moving you toward eastern Washington, the Evergreen State's Rolling Hills region features the Lilac Festival in Spokane, golf galore in Clarkston and Colfax, and outdoor adventure thanks to the Mount Spokane State Park, Palouse Falls State Park, and Moses Lake.