Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Travel Tips

Hidden Gems in Washington State

Travelers Today      

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 06:15 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

washington, Spokane, Alki, Leavenworth, Long Beach
Kite Festival
Kite Festival at Bolstad Ave & 3rd SW, Long Beach, WA , United States(Photo : Mike Murrey)
Seattle from Alki Beach
Seattle from Alki Beach(Photo : Flickr (Creative Commons))
Leavenworth, WA
Leavenworth, WA(Photo : Flickr (Creative Commons))
Ramada Pacific Hotels
Spokane, WA (River Front Park)(Photo : Flickr (Creative Commons))

Washingtonians have the privilege of living in one of the most diverse states in the United States. Washington is a state that touches the ocean on one end, and a desert like terrain on the other; and not to forget the beautiful land in the middle. As a person born on the West side of Washington, I definitely prefer that side. But, I also attend school on the East side, so I do see the beauties of Eastern Washington as well.

Share This Story

My favorite places in Washington would have to be Ocean Shores, Alki beach in Seattle, Leavenworth, and River Front Park in Spokane.

Long Beach is often looked past by people just wanting to go to the ever too touristy Ocean Shores. Yes, Ocean Shores does have pretty views and a fun pier, but so does Long Beach, without the thousands of tourists. Long Beach offers a wonderful Kite Festival every summer, and it is so beautiful to come and see all the great kites. When making a trip to the ocean coast in Washington I highly recommend driving to Long Beach rather than Ocean Shores.

Alki Beach in Seattle is a hot spot if you're a local. However, many tourists opt out to just spend their time on the water front, Pikes Place Market, Space Needle, etc. Alki Beach looks across the bay to the city skyline offering breathtaking views. Biking and roller blading is a common activity to do going across the boardwalk. Also, on Alki Beach there are extremely good restaurants featuring locally grown food and homemade craft beers.

Leavenworth is the way to go if you love international travel, but hate the price of international travel. This German European style town is the perfect little get away for a family, friends, or a romantic spot for couples. Explore all the little shops in town and amazing restaurants, or go to see the wonderful parades at Oktoberfest. Or my personal favorite, taking a horse carriage ride behind a big beautiful Clydesdale horse.

Last but not least, River Front Park in Spokane is so striking. The park offers different art statues, as well as bridges looking over the Spokane River. I love just people watching on a bench, and taking rides on the old carousel in the middle of the park. The River Front Park in Spokane is a definite place to see during your residency in Washington State, or if you're just looking for a unique vacation. 



© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips


Five Tips for Parents Travelling with Kids

Travelling with kids can be a real burden. Lighten up your load. Check this article out.


Travel Tips from Experienced Travellers

Learn the best travel tips from people who have spent most of their lives exploring the beauty of the world.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular


Chile Earthquake: Seeing the Brighter Side

A photographer affiliated with REUTERS has captured a rare moment: a guy trying to see the brighter side of the Chile earthquake.


What to Do in Australia

Australia is one of the best places to visit any time of the year. It has so much to offer its guests and visitors. Whether you are traveling to Australia or jsut want to explore more of your own place, here is a checklist for you.

REUTERS/Carlos Vera

Chile Earthquake Kills Five People, Triggers Tsunami

The people of Chile are still terrified as aftershocks continued to shake buildings. Power outage is also experienced in some areas affected by the earthquake.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter