Washington Travel & Tourism
From the towering heights of Mt. Rainier to the diversity of the Olympic Peninsula, lumber mills to apple orchards, and biotechnology to hydroelectric plants, Washington offers something that appeals to all. You can enjoy a gourmet cup of coffee, relax at five star hotels and spas or hike one of the many lofty mountains. You could spend months just touring its 500+ wineries and breweries, or go on a adventuresome backpacking/boating trip to the more than 100 islands off its coast. There are 24 million acres of majestic forest and 2,000 of miles shoreline so there are constantly changing sights and wonders to behold.
Thanks to its moist, cool weather and many days of sunlight, one of Washington’s key industries is agriculture, with large quantities of grains, fruits, and vegetables produced each year. Other economic strongholds are canning plants, lumber mills, pulp and paper plants, petroleum refineries and technology, and software development. Its fourth largest industry is Washington's tourism which makes more than 8.1 billion annually.
While traveling the great American West be sure to visit Wyoming. Our sister site covering Wyoming tourism is your one stop website to learn about the great state and to find the best things to see and do in this true American West region.
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