1000 Things to Do, See, and Experience in Washington State

There is so much to do, see, and experience in Washington State!

Spectator Sports

  1. Seattle Seahawks football game
  2. Seattle Mariners baseball game
  3. WHL ice hockey game: Seattle Thunderbirds, Everett Silvertips, Spokane ChiefsTri Cities Americans
  4. Seattle Storm WNBA basketball game
  5. Seattle Sounders MLS soccer game
  6. Seattle Reign (WMLS) soccer game
  7. Minor league baseball game: Everett AquaSox, Tacoma Rainiers, Spokane Indians, Tri City Dust Devils
  8. University or college game
  9. Roller Derby
  10. High school game

Washington Authors

  1. Debbie Macomber
  2. Rick Steves
  3. Lisa Kleypas
  4. Gregg Olson
  5. Ann Rule
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. J.A. Jance
  8. Richelle Mead
  9. Patrick McManus
  10. Christina Dodd

Outdoor Sports

  1. Kayaking
  2. Skiing or snowboarding
  3. Fishing
  4. Camping
  5. Bicycling
  6. Shooting
  7. Ride a dirt bike or ATV
  8. Shellfishing
  9. Horseback riding
  10. Golfing

Deathly Places

  1. Starvation Heights in Olalla
  2. Wah Mee Massacre site in Seattle
  3. Lakewood Police Massacre site in Lakewood
  4. Whitman Massacre site in Walla Walla
  5. Oso Mudslide site in Oso
  6. Capital Hill Massacre site in Seattle
  7. Centralia Massacre site in Centralia (Doughboy Memorial)
  8. Suicide Bridge in Seattle (Aurora Bridge)
  9. Pang Warehouse Fire site in Seattle
  10. Roslyn Mining Disaster site in Roslyn (Coal Miner’s Memorial)

Bridges

  1. Bridge of the Gods
  2. Tacoma Narrows Bridge
  3. Evergreen Point Floating Bridge
  4. Covered bridge (several to choose from)
  5. Deception Pass Bridge
  6. High Steel Bridge
  7. Bridge of Glass
  8. Interstate Bridge
  9. Young Street Bridge
  10. Montlake Bridge

Seattle Landmarks

  1. Space Needle
  2. Pike Place Market
  3. Seattle Great Wheel
  4. Fremont Troll
  5. Harborview Medical Center
  6. Pioneer Square
  7. Seattle Center and International Fountain
  8. Columbia Center
  9. Westlake Center
  10. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Places from Movies and TV

  1. Forks (Twilight)
  2. Port Townsend (Officer and a Gentleman)
  3. Seattle (Sleepless in Seattle)
  4. Roslyn (Northern Exposure)
  5. Seattle/Tacoma (10 Things I Hate About You)
  6. Bainbridge Island (Disclosure)
  7. Seattle (Grey’s Anatomy)
  8. Seattle (The Vanishing)
  9. North Bend (Harry and the Hendersons)
  10. Seattle (It Happened at the World’s Fair)

Washington-Based Businesses

  1. Weyerhaeuser
  2. Starbucks
  3. REI
  4. Amazon
  5. Microsoft
  6. Costco
  7. Tom Bihn
  8. Sur la Table
  9. Jones Soda
  10. Nordstrom

Cemeteries

  1. Tahoma National Cemetery
  2. Lake View Cemetery
  3. St Francis Xavier Cemetery
  4. Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery
  5. Old Maltby Cemetery
  6. Greenwood Cemetery
  7. Ranald MacDonald Burial Site
  8. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
  9. Chief Joseph Cemetery
  10. Walla Walla State Prison Cemetery

Mountains

  1. Mt St Helens
  2. Mt Rainer
  3. Mt Baker
  4. Mt Adams
  5. Mt Shuksan
  6. Glacier Peak
  7. Mt Walker
  8. Mt Si
  9. Desolation Peak
  10. Green Mountain

Prehistoric Places

  1. Ginkgo Petrified Forest
  2. Indian Painted Rocks
  3. Columbia Hills Petroglyphs
  4. Marmes Rock Shelter
  5. Long Lake Pictographs
  6. Wedding Rock Petroglyphs
  7. Horsethief Lake Petroglyphs
  8. Ozette Indian Village
  9. Marymoor Prehistoric Indian Site
  10. Manis Mastodon Site

Gardens

  1. Volunteer Park Conservatory
  2. Hulda Klager Lilac Garden
  3. Washington Park Arboretum
  4. Bloedel Reserve
  5. Meerkerk Gardens
  6. Kubota Japanese Garden
  7. Manito Park and Botanical Gardens
  8. Wright Park Arboretum/WW Seymour Conservatory
  9. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
  10. Bellevue Botanical Garden

Break a Law

  1. Ride an ugly horse in Wilbur
  2. Kneel on a pedestrian skywalk in Spokane
  3. Buy a TV in Spokane on Sunday
  4. Drink alcohol and dance at the same time in Lynden
  5. Walk about in public when you have a cold
  6. Buy a mattress on Sunday
  7. Pretend that your parents are rich
  8. Eat a lollipop
  9. Carry a fishbowl with water in it on a Seattle bus
  10. Destroy another person’s beer bottle

Hot Springs

  1. Sol Duc Hot Springs
  2. Doe Bay Hot Springs
  3. Carson Hot Springs
  4. Olympic Hot Springs
  5. Baker Hot Springs
  6. Wind River Hot Springs
  7. Gamma Hot Springs
  8. Scenic Hot Springs
  9. Goldmyer Hot Springs
  10. Sulphur Creek Hot Springs

Waterfalls

  1. Cedar Falls
  2. Feature Show Falls
  3. Wallace Falls
  4. Otter Falls
  5. Twin Falls
  6. Franklin Falls
  7. Sol Duc Falls
  8. Marymere Falls
  9. Falls Creek Falls
  10. Ancient Lake Falls

Government

  1. State Capital Campus
  2. Visit a county courthouse (there are 39)
  3. Watch a legislative session in Olympia
  4. Participate in a protest
  5. Attend a caucus
  6. Meet a legislator
  7. Attend a capitol campus event
  8. Photograph the Washington State Flag
  9. Photograph a state bird, flower, etc (there are 21 state symbols)
  10. Attend a political rally

Lewis and Clark

  1. Chief Timothy Park
  2. Boyer Park
  3. Lyons Ferry State Park
  4. Sacajawea State Park
  5. Horsethief Lake State Park
  6. Fort Columbia State Park
  7. Lewis and Clark Trail State Park
  8. Cape Disappointment State Park
  9. Lewis & Clark Memorial Highway (scenic drive)
  10. Lewis and Clark State Park

Wineries

  1. Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
  2. Cadence Winery
  3. Finnriver Farm and Cidery
  4. Airfield Estates Winery
  5. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
  6. Gramercy Cellars Winery
  7. aMaurice Cellars
  8. Columbia Crest Winery
  9. Harbinger Winery
  10. Olympic Cellars Winery

Breweries

  1. Fremont Brewing Company
  2. Propolis Brewing
  3. Reuben’s Brews
  4. Redhook Brewery
  5. Iron Horse Brewery
  6. Odd Otter Brewing Company
  7. Pike Brewing Company
  8. Elliott Bay Brewing Company
  9. Black Raven Brewing Company
  10. Icicle Brewing Company

Islands

  1. Bainbridge Island
  2. San Juan Islands
  3. McNeil Island
  4. Blake Island
  5. Vashon Island
  6. Whidbey Island
  7. Harbor Island
  8. Lummi Island
  9. Puget Island
  10. Protection Island

Lakes

  1. Lake Crescent
  2. Lake Washington
  3. Vancouver Lake
  4. Lake Chelan
  5. Lake Sammamish
  6. Lake Roosevelt
  7. Ozette Lake
  8. Moses Lake
  9. Soap Lake
  10. Spirit Lake

Rivers

  1. Columbia River
  2. Yakima River
  3. Snake River
  4. Wind River
  5. White Salmon River
  6. Stillaguamish River
  7. Sol Duc River
  8. Snoqualmie River
  9. Green River
  10. Chelan River

Lighthouses

  1. Point No Point Lighthouse
  2. Cape Flattery Lighthouse
  3. New Dungeness Lighthouse
  4. Mukilteo Lighthouse
  5. Alki Point Lighthouse
  6. Admiralty Head Lighthouse
  7. Grays Harbor Lighthouse
  8. North Head Lighthouse
  9. Browns Point Lighthouse
  10. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Take a Scenic Drive

  1. Highway 101–Olympia to Oregon (350 miles)
  2. Chinook Pass Scenic Byway  (87 miles)
  3. Cascade Loop Scenic Highway (440 miles)
  4. Olympic Peninsula Loop (330 miles)
  5. Mountain Loop Scenic Byway (95 miles)
  6. Spokane River Loop (69 miles)
  7. Palouse Scenic Byway (208 miles)
  8. Whidbey Scenic Isle Way (54 miles)
  9. Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway (21 miles)
  10. Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway (61 miles)

Dangerous Places

  1. City of Tukwila (most dangerous city in Washington)
  2. Learn about riptides
  3. Hart’s Pass Road
  4. Mt Rainier Lahar Zone
  5. US Route 2–Everett to Stevens Pass (Highway of Death)
  6. Dangerous mountains
  7. Learn about tsunamis
  8. DUI Victims’s Panel
  9. Participate in the Great Shakeout
  10. Site of Okanogan Complex Fire

Higher Learning

  1. University of Washington
  2. Washington State University
  3. Evergreen State College
  4. Gonzaga University
  5. Bastyr University
  6. Art Institute of Seattle
  7. Cornish College of the Arts
  8. Seattle University
  9. State University: EWU, WWU, CWU
  10. Community College (many to choose from)

Performing Arts

  1. Seattle Symphony
  2. Pacific Northwest Ballet
  3. Washington Center for the Performing Arts
  4. Community Theater
  5. Seattle Opera
  6. College Production
  7. Seattle Repertory Theater
  8. Spokane Symphony
  9. Numerica Performing Arts Center
  10. Local dance troupe (Google for local troupes)

Casinos

  1. Tulalip Resort Casino
  2. Muckleshoot Casino
  3. Angel of the Winds Casino Resort
  4. 7 Cedars Resort Casino
  5. Suquamish Clearwater Casino
  6. Emerald Queen Casino
  7. Snoqualmie Casino
  8. Quinault Beach Resort
  9. Northern Quest Casino
  10. Ilani Casino Resort

Shopping

  1. Outlet Mall
  2. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
  3. Nordstrom
  4. Pike Place Market
  5. Uwajamaya
  6. Shopping Mall
  7. Amazon.com
  8. Farmer’s Market
  9. Antique Store
  10. Local, non-chain store

Just For Kids

  1. Seattle Children’s Museum
  2. Children’s Museum of Walla Walla
  3. Imagine Children’s Museum
  4. Gum Wall at Pike Place Market
  5. Hands On Children’s Museum of Olympia
  6. Soundbridge Music Discovery Center
  7. Seattle Children’s Film Festival
  8. Children’s Museum of Tacoma
  9. Children’s Museum of Skagit County
  10. Remlinger Farms

Factory Tours

  1. Boehm’s Candy Factory Tour
  2. Seattle Times Newspaper Tour
  3. Pendleton Woolen Mill Tour
  4. Safeco Field Tour
  5. Filson Factory Tour
  6. Liberty Orchards Factory Tour
  7. Boeing Factory Tour
  8. Century Link Field Tour
  9. Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
  10. Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility Tour

History Museums

  1. Washington State History Museum
  2. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  3. Museum of History and Industry
  4. The Whatcom Museum
  5. Quilcene Historical Museum
  6. Clark County Historical Museum
  7. Yakima Valley Museum
  8. History House of Greater Seattle
  9. Grant County Historical Museum
  10. Pomeroy Living History Farm

Art Museums

  1. Seattle Art Museum
  2. Seattle Asian Art Museum
  3. Museum of Glass
  4. Maryhill Museum of Art
  5. Henry Art Gallery
  6. Tacoma Art Museum
  7. Museum of Northwest Art
  8. Frye Art Museum
  9. Jundt Art Museum
  10. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

Other Museums

  1. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame
  2. Raymond Sculpture Corridor
  3. Marsh’s Free Museum
  4. Camlann Medieval Village
  5. Robot Hut Museum
  6. Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore
  7. Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum
  8. Washington Banana Museum
  9. World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame
  10. Seattle Pinball Museum

Unique Restaurants

  1. Herbfarm Restaurant
  2. SkyCity Restaurant
  3. Dim Sum in Chinatown
  4. Inn at Langley Restaurant
  5. Ajax Cafe
  6. Molly Ward Gardens Restaurant
  7. Fat Smittys Cafe
  8. Chehalis-Centralia Dinner Train
  9. Dinner Cruise
  10. Chaco Canyon Cafe

Take a Hike

  1. Interurban Trail
  2. Beacon Rock Trail
  3. Clear Creek Trail
  4. Hoh Rainforest Trail
  5. Capital Forest Trail
  6. Paradise Valley Trail
  7. Spruce Railroad Trail
  8. Shi Shi Beach/Point of the Arches Trail
  9. Mt Spokane Trail
  10. Klickitat Trail

Military

  1. USS Turner Joy Naval Destroyer Museum
  2. Visit a military base
  3. Washington State Veteran’s Memorials
  4. US Naval Undersea Museum
  5. Lewis Army Museum
  6. Puget Sound Navy Museum
  7. Visit a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hall
  8. Eastern Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery (Medical Lake)
  9. Visit a Veteran’s Home
  10. Veteran’s Day Parade

Agriculture

  1. Washington-grown apples
  2. Washington-grown strawberries
  3. Washington-grown cherries
  4. Washington-grown potatoes
  5. Washington-grown raspberries
  6. Washington-grown grapes
  7. Washington-grown peaches
  8. Washington-grown apricots
  9. Washington-grown pears
  10. Pick hops (don’t eat them)

Foraging

  1. Wild blackberries
  2. Wild huckleberries
  3. Wild mushrooms
  4. Wild apples
  5. Wild greens
  6. Wild nuts
  7. Truffles
  8. Other wild berries
  9. Cattails
  10. Dumpster diving

Architecture

  1. Downtown Seattle Library
  2. Rainier Bank Tower
  3. Storybook House of Olalla
  4. Fort Nisqually
  5. Territorial Courthouse of Whatcom County
  6. Bigelow House
  7. Manresa Castle
  8. Troll Haven
  9. Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
  10. MoPOP (formerly EMP) Building

Beaches

  1. Long Beach
  2. Alki Beach
  3. West Beach at Deception Pass State Park
  4. Rialto Beach
  5. Dungeness Spit
  6. First, Second, and Third Beaches
  7. Obstruction Pass State Park Beach
  8. The Cranberry Coast (Westport, Greyland, Tokeland beaches)
  9. Ediz Hook
  10. Puget Sound/Hood Canal beaches

Spa Resorts

  1. Great Wolf Lodge
  2. Cave B Inn and Spa
  3. Tulalip Resort and Spa
  4. Alderbrook Resort and Spa
  5. Semiahmoo Resort and Spa
  6. Chrysalis Inn and Spa
  7. Willows Lodge
  8. Salish Lodge and Spa
  9. Rosario Resort and Spa
  10. Skamania Lodge

Unique Food

  1. Geoduck
  2. Aplets and Cotlets
  3. Cured meats at Salumi
  4. Salmon
  5. Walla Walla Sweet onion
  6. Venison
  7. Trout
  8. Chicken feet (in Chinatown)
  9. Washington-made cheese
  10. Razor clam

Weird Washington

  1. Bob’s Java Jive
  2. Gravity Hill
  3. Spite House
  4. Bicycle Swallowed by a Tree
  5. Berry Barn Giant Hedge Maze
  6. Fremont Rocket
  7. Bigfoot and the Buried A-Frame
  8. World’s Largest Egg
  9. Wildwood Chapel
  10. Lenin Statue

Churches and Religion

  1. Mud Bay Indian Shaker Church
  2. St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
  3. St James Cathedral
  4. Claquato Church
  5. Idriss Mosque
  6. Overlake Christian Church
  7. Leavenworth United Methodist Church
  8. Hindu Temple and Cultural Center
  9. Temple Emanu-El
  10. Columbia River Washington LDS Temple

Quaint Towns

  1. Port Townsend
  2. Poulsbo
  3. Leavenworth
  4. Port Gamble
  5. Gig Harbor
  6. Sequim
  7. Langley
  8. La Conner
  9. Winthrop
  10. Elbe

Parades

  1. Seattle Pride Parade
  2. Seafair Torchlight Parade
  3. Armed Forces Day Parade
  4. Fremont Solstice Parade
  5. Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
  6. Apple Blossom Festival Parade
  7. Viking Fest Parade
  8. Irrigation Festival Parade
  9. Selah Community Days Parade
  10. Woodland Planter’s Day Parade

Animals

  1. Woodland Park Zoo
  2. Olympic Game Farm
  3. Seattle Aquarium
  4. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  5. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
  6. Wolf Haven International
  7. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
  8. Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge
  9. Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve
  10. Cougar Mountain Zoo

Fairs

  1. Northwest Washington Fair
  2. County Fair (many to choose from)
  3. Evergreen State Fair
  4. Washington State Fair
  5. Washington Mid Summer Renaissance Fair
  6. Central Washington State Fair
  7. Washington State Science and Engineering Fair
  8. WCWA Civil War Reenactment
  9. Fremont Fair
  10. Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair

Festivals

  1. Sequim Lavender Festival
  2. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  3. Washington State International Kite Festival
  4. National Lentil Festival
  5. Model Train Festival
  6. Bumbershoot
  7. Wooden Boat Festival
  8. Seattle International Film Festival
  9. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
  10. Northwest Folklife Festival

Virtual Visits

  1. Coastal webcam
  2. Wildlife webcam
  3. University webcam
  4. Mountain webcam
  5. Ski area cam
  6. Traffic cam
  7. Ferry cam
  8. City cam
  9. Scenic webcam
  10. Weather cam

Books Set In Washington

  1. Weird Washington
  2. Snow Falling on Cedars
  3. The Egg and I
  4. Reservation Blues
  5. Breakfast at Sally’s
  6. Desolation Angels
  7. Twilight series
  8. 50 Shades series
  9. The Last Town on Earth
  10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Giving Back

  1. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  2. Shop at a non-profit charity thrift store
  3. Give out “free hugs”
  4. Volunteer at a community event
  5. Do a random act of kindness
  6. Donate money or items to a non profit
  7. Participate in a charity fundraiser
  8. Donate food to a community food bank
  9. Help someone in need (self explanatory)
  10. Pay it forward at Starbucks or a similar place

Indie/Vintage

  1. Indie band
  2. Indie newspaper
  3. Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival
  4. Fremont Vintage Mall
  5. Vintage clothing store
  6. Indie craft fair or market
  7. Vintage memorabilia
  8. Jack’s Country Store
  9. Sasquatch Music Festival
  10. Indie bookstore

Diners and Drive Ins

  1. Beth’s Cafe
  2. Drive In Movie
  3. Dick’s Drive In
  4. Burgerville
  5. Mike’s Chili Parlor
  6. Gee Cee’s Truck Stop Restaurant
  7. Southern Kitchen
  8. Voula’s Offshore Cafe
  9. Cougar Country Drive In
  10. Big Apple Diner

Hanging With the Locals

  1. Volksmarch
  2. HAM Fest
  3. Outdoor Club Event
  4. Bookstore Event
  5. Meet-Up
  6. Community Garden
  7. Community Event
  8. Kid’s Sports Event (Google, there are hundreds)
  9. Pick up game (basketball, etc)
  10. Community Fun Run

Racy Things

  1. Strip Club
  2. Emerald Downs
  3. Karaoke Bar
  4. Participate in a Solstice Cyclists ride
  5. Nude Beach
  6. Gamble (non-tribal casino)
  7. Beach party
  8. Obstacle Race
  9. Kiss Rachel the Pig
  10. Foundation for Sex Positive Culture

Famous People From Washington

  1. Kenny G
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Sir Mix A Lot
  4. Gary Larson
  5. Dale Chihuly
  6. Adam West
  7. Ryan Stiles
  8. Isaiah Thomas
  9. Bob Barker
  10. Bing Crosby

Infamous People In Washington

  1. DB Cooper
  2. Gary Ridgway
  3. Robert Lee Yates
  4. Ted Bundy
  5. Gypsy Rose Lee
  6. James Ruzicka
  7. Westley Allan Dodd
  8. Billy Gohl
  9. Colton Harris-Moore
  10. Victor Smith

Native American Tribes

  1. Colville Tribal Museum
  2. Yakima Nation Museum and Cultural Center
  3. Tulalip Tribe’s Hibulb Cultural Center
  4. Squaxin Island Tribe Museum Library and Research Center
  5. Makah Cultural and Research Center
  6. Suquamish Museum
  7. Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
  8. Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum
  9. Quinault Cultural Center
  10. Daybreak Star Cultural Center

Science and Technology

  1. Pacific Science Center
  2. The Reach Museum
  3. Hanford Site/Manhattan Project B Reactor
  4. Future of Flight Aviation Center
  5. Museum of Flight
  6. Goldendale Observatory
  7. LIGO Hanford Observatory
  8. Jewett Observatory
  9. Jacobsen Observatory
  10. SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

Monuments

  1. Wild Horse Monument
  2. Fallen Firefighters Memorial
  3. Peace Arch
  4. Maryhill Stonehenge
  5. Gospodor Monuments
  6. Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial
  7. George Washington Monument
  8. Bainbridge Island Japanese Exclusion Memorial
  9. Pioneer Mother Memorial
  10. Captain Michael Anderson Memorial

Annual Events

  1. Scottish Highland Games
  2. Seafair
  3. New Year’s at the Needle
  4. Seattle Boat Show
  5. 4th of July Fireworks (many locations around the state)
  6. Chinese New Year Celebration
  7. Christmas Tree Lighting at Leavenworth
  8. Seattle HempFest
  9. Halloween Haunted House
  10. Christmas Lighted Boat Parade (many locations around the state)

Ethnic Enclaves

  1. Seattle Center Festal Event
  2. Seattle Chinatown
  3. Dia de los Muertos event
  4. Great Wall Mall
  5. Halal Market
  6. Filipino Restaurant
  7. Hispanic Music Event
  8. Pho
  9. Indian Buffet
  10. Russian Restaurant

Native American Culture

  1. Annual Tribal Journey
  2. Lelooska Foundation Living History Program
  3. Tillicum Village
  4. Northwest Indian College
  5. Omak Stampede
  6. Yakima Nation Treaty Days
  7. Makah Days
  8. Tulalip Annual Veteran’s Pow Wow
  9. Chief Seattle Days
  10. Kalispel Tribe Annual Pow Wow

National Park and Forests

  1. Olympic National Park
  2. Mt Rainier National Park
  3. North Cascades National Park
  4. Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  5. Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  6. Umatilla National Forest
  7. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
  8. Olympic National Forest
  9. Colville National Forest
  10. Kanisku National Forest

Theaters

  1. Cinerama Theater
  2. Intiman Theater
  3. Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
  4. Fifth Avenue Theater
  5. Marysville Opera House
  6. Capitol Theater
  7. Moore Theater
  8. Raymond Theater
  9. Ruby Theater
  10. Paramount Theater

State Parks

  1. Lime Kiln Point State Park
  2. Flaming Geyser State Park
  3. Bridle Trails State Park
  4. Dosewallips State Park
  5. Saint Edwards State Park
  6. Saltwater State Park
  7. Lake Wenatchee State Park
  8. Camano Island State Park
  9. Potlatch State Park
  10. Potholes State Park

Adventure Sports

  1. Skydiving
  2. Ziplining
  3. Bungie Jumping
  4. River Rafting
  5. Rock Climbing (outdoor)
  6. Big Four Ice Caves
  7. Ape Caves
  8. Paintball (many companies to choose from)
  9. Mountain Climbing
  10. Rock Climbing (climbing gym)

Great Vistas

  1. Columbia River Gorge
  2. Puget Sound
  3. Washington Coast
  4. Hall of Mosses
  5. Hurricane Ridge
  6. The Palouse
  7. Dry Falls
  8. Channeled Scablands
  9. Fall Foilage
  10. Goat Rocks Wilderness

In the Water

  1. Swimming (outdoor)
  2. Denny Creek Slide
  3. Edmonds Underwater Park
  4. Surfing
  5. Polar Bear Plunge
  6. Swimming (indoor)
  7. Waterpark
  8. Tidal Pool
  9. Windsurfing
  10. SCUBA Diving

Nightlife

  1. Dancing
  2. Bar
  3. Movies
  4. Square Dancing
  5. Rave
  6. Comedy club
  7. Live band
  8. Classic Cinema
  9. Billiards
  10. Blues or Jazz Club

Seattle Neighborhood

  1. Queen Anne
  2. Belltown
  3. Fremont
  4. Ballard
  5. Mercer Island
  6. Beacon Hill
  7. South Lake Union
  8. Wallingford
  9. Capital Hill
  10. University District

Modes of Transport

  1. Amtrak
  2. Seattle Monorail
  3. Seattle Link Light Rail
  4. Ferry
  5. City bus
  6. Seaplane
  7. Bus (Mega, Bolt)
  8. Seattle Sounder Train
  9. Airplane
  10. Boat (many rental places)

More Festivals

  1. Oly Old Time Festival
  2. Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering
  3. Walla Walla Guitar Festival
  4. Salmon Days
  5. Olympia Harbor Days
  6. Snoqualmie Railroad Days
  7. Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
  8. U District Street Fair
  9. World Rhythm Festival
  10. Fremont Fair

Hobbies

  1. Bird watching
  2. Rock hounding
  3. Board game night
  4. Collect seashells
  5. Geocaching
  6. Metal detecting
  7. Quilting
  8. Bowling
  9. Star gazing
  10. Chess

Coffee and Tea

  1. Starbucks
  2. Specialty Coffee Roaster
  3. High Tea
  4. Bigfoot Java
  5. Mukilteo Coffee Roasters
  6. ‘Bikini Barista’ Drive-Thru Coffee Shop
  7. Non-chain independent coffee shop
  8. Tully’s Coffee
  9. Seattle Coffee Works
  10. “Free Coffee” from a rest stop

Quick Bites at Pike Place Market

  1. Crumpet Shop
  2. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
  3. Piroshky Pisroshky
  4. Daily Dozen Doughnuts
  5. Mee Sum Pastries
  6. Pure Foods Fish
  7. LePanier
  8. Pike Place Chowder
  9. Uli’s Famous Sausage
  10. DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

Long Distance Trails

  1. Pacific Crest Trail (Washington portion)
  2. Mountain to Sound Greenway
  3. John Wayne Pioneer Trail
  4. Burke Gilman Trail
  5. Olympic Discovery Trail
  6. Wonderland Trail
  7. Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail
  8. Centennial Trail
  9. Tolt Pipeline Trail
  10. Interurban Trail (South)

Amazing Structures

  1. Bonneville Dam
  2. Grand Coulee Dam
  3. Lake Washington Ship Canal/Chittenden Locks
  4. Tacoma’s Union Station
  5. Tacoma Dome
  6. Hood Canal Floating Bridge
  7. Washington State Capitol Building
  8. Boeing’s Final Assembly Plant
  9. Suzzallo Library
  10. Volunteer Park Water Tower

Physical Challenges

  1. Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon
  2. Escape Room
  3. The Big Climb
  4. Ultra Marathon
  5. Bloomsday Run
  6. Komen 3 Day
  7. Hash House Harrier Run
  8. Four Plus Foolhardy Folks Walk
  9. Triathlon
  10. Adventure Race

Maritime

  1. Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport
  2. Deep Sea Fishing
  3. Olympic Coast Discovery Center
  4. Westport Maritime Museum
  5. The Whale Museum
  6. Foss Waterway Seaport
  7. Feiro Marine Life Center
  8. Cascadia Marine Trail
  9. Willapa Seaport Museum
  10. Coast Guard Museum Northwest

Historic Buildings

  1. Waterville Historic Hotel
  2. Hotel Washington
  3. Davenport Hotel
  4. Longmire Buildings
  5. Panama Hotel
  6. Officer’s Row
  7. Dungeness Schoolhouse
  8. Historic town of Oysterville
  9. Pioneer Building
  10. Meeker Mansion

More Gardens

  1. Ohme Gardens
  2. Lakewold Gardens
  3. Bridge of Friendship Japanese Gardens
  4. Finch Arboretum
  5. Garrity Japanese Garden
  6. Bastyr Medicinal Herb Garden
  7. Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
  8. Yakima Area Arboretum
  9. WSU Discovery Garden
  10. Roozengaarde Display Garden

Bicycling 

  1. Chilly Hilly
  2. STP (Seattle to Portland)
  3. Ride Around Washington
  4. US Bicycle Route 10
  5. SpokeFest
  6. RAMROD
  7. Emerald City Ride
  8. Tour de Lopez
  9. Lilac Century Bike Ride
  10. High Pass Challenge

Only In Washington

  1. Cape Flattery
  2. Wildlife bridges and tunnels
  3. Teapot Dome Gas Station
  4. Olympic Rain Forests
  5. Marijuana dispensary
  6. America’s Car Museum
  7. Oldest apple tree
  8. Kalama Totem Pole
  9. Codger Pole
  10. World’s Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

Tours

  1. Seattle Underground Tour
  2. Seattle Free Walking Tour
  3. Ride the Duck
  4. Seattle Chinatown Tour
  5. Pike Place Market Tour
  6. Ghost Tour
  7. Segway Tour
  8. Food Tour of Spokane
  9. Running Tour of Seattle
  10. Seattle Coffee Crawl

Along the Waterfront

  1. Seattle Waterfront
  2. Riverfront Park Spokane
  3. Columbia River Renaissance Trail
  4. South Bay Trail
  5. Waterfront Loop Trail
  6. Bremerton Boardwalk
  7. Discovery Trail
  8. Sacajawea Heritage Trail
  9. Liberty Bay Trail
  10. Tommy Thompson Trail

Annual Sporting Events

  1. Apple Cup
  2. Seafair Hydroplane Races
  3. NASCAR Summer Showdown
  4. Washington State Senior Games
  5. Omak Suicide Race
  6. Great Prosser Balloon Rally
  7. Washington State Little League Championship
  8. Seattle Dragon Boat Festival
  9. Motocross Nationals
  10. Ellensburg Rodeo

More Parks

  1. Fort Casey Historical State Park
  2. Golden Gardens Park
  3. Myrtle Edwards Park
  4. Gas Works Park
  5. Mt Erie Park
  6. Steamboat Rock State Park
  7. Rockport State Park
  8. Moulton Falls Regional Park
  9. Quillayute County River Park
  10. Sun Lakes Dry Falls State Park

Places to Stay

  1. Dude Ranch
  2. Five-Star Hotel
  3. Bed and Breakfast
  4. Hostel
  5. Castle (another option)
  6. Treehouse
  7. Rolling Hut
  8. Houseboat
  9. Our Lady of the Rock Monastery
  10. Lighthouse

Music

  1. Museum of Pop Culture
  2. Gorge Amphitheater Concert
  3. Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
  4. Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
  5. Seattle Musical Theater
  6. Olalla Americana Music Festival
  7. Tumbleweed Music Festival
  8. Pacific Jazz Institute
  9. Olympic Music Festival
  10. Watershed Country Music Festival

Day Trips

  1. Victoria BC
  2. Vancouver BC
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Coeur d’Alene, ID
  5. Bend, OR
  6. Oregon Coast
  7. Kah Nee Ta Resort
  8. Astoria, OR
  9. Multnomah Falls
  10. Salem, OR

SW Washington Attractions

  1. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  2. Pearson Air Museum
  3. Cedar Creek Grist Mill
  4. Cathlapotle Plankhouse
  5. Water Resources Education Center
  6. Esther Short Park
  7. Covington House
  8. Nutty Narrows Bridge
  9. Vancouver Land Bridge
  10. Salmon Creek Regional Park

Invented in Washington

  1. Pictionary
  2. Pickleball
  3. Cranium
  4. Suburban Shopping Mall
  5. Grunge Music
  6. Down Jacket
  7. Father’s Day
  8. Bass Guitar
  9. Almond Roca
  10. United Parcel Service (UPS)

Remote Places

  1. Stehekin
  2. Gardner Cave
  3. Hell’s Canyon
  4. Point Roberts
  5. Bodelteh Islands
  6. International Selkirk Loop
  7. Krupp/Marlin
  8. Pickett Range
  9. Holden Village
  10. Tatoosh Island

Ghost Towns

  1. Anatone
  2. Benge
  3. Old Molson
  4. St Andrews
  5. Bordeaux
  6. Alstown
  7. Farmer
  8. Lester
  9. Elberton
  10. Chesaw

Random Things

  1. Northwest Flower and Garden Show
  2. Zoo Tunes
  3. Centrum Arts Programs
  4. Blu Skillet Ironware Open Studio Hours
  5. Upstream Music Fest and Summit
  6. Kurt Cobain Memorial Park
  7. Bellingham Circus Guild
  8. Archie McPhee Store
  9. Iron Horse State Park Trail
  10. Apex Abandoned Mine

More History

  1. Northwest Carriage Museum
  2. Pioneer Farm Museum
  3. Aberdeen Museum of History
  4. Fort Walla Walla Museum
  5. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum
  6. Nordic Heritage Museum
  7. Kitsap Forest Theater
  8. Olmstead Place Historical State Park
  9. Wing Luke Museum
  10. Northwest African American Museum

More Uniquely Washington

  1. Ivar’s Acres of Clams
  2. Metsker Maps
  3. George Kenny’s Chainsaw Carving School
  4. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad and Logging Museum
  5. Fish hatchery
  6. Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum
  7. Palouse Falls
  8. Forks Timber Museum
  9. Longhouse Market and Deli
  10. Washington State Digital Archive