Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument are two of many volcanic peaks which soar above the coastal plains. With the base of the mountain at just 1,200 feet above sea level, Mount Rainer is the tallest volcano and fifth highest peak in the contiguous US with 27major glaciers, topping out at 14,417 feet (4,394 metres). Sixty miles south of Seattle, snow-capped Mount Rainier, locally known as “The Mountain” is a distinctive feature of the downtown skyline. Enjoy hiking, biking, wildlife and more at these spectacular must-see peaks.
Lush green temperate rainforests festooned with mosses, rugged wild coastlines where surfspray and seabreezes will surge through your senses, Olympic National Park and Peninsula, west of Seattle, sear the soul with their beauty.
The drive is just over two hours from Seattle or enjoy the stunning scenic experiences offered by the Washington State Ferries, sailing across the Puget Sound to the park.
North Cascades National Park consists of awe-inspiring alpine scenery spread across half a million acres. Averaging fewer than 25,000 visitors annually, it is Washington State’s best kept but highly accessible secret. This ultimate great outdoors for British visitors is around a two to three hour drive from Seattle's SEA-TAC Airport.
Washington State is perfect for compact fly-drive and escorted touring holidays from Seattle. Experience the very best without the long drives. And most important, whilst offering incredible mountain highs, Washington State has accommodation both at higher and lower altitudes so you can always enjoy a good night's sleep. Seattle and Washington State is the ideal destination in its own right, as an add-on before and after an Alaskan cruise, a fly-drive holiday in the Pacific Northwest, or a stop-over en route from the UK to Hawaii.
Seattle’s growing popularity, both as a business hub and tourism destination, underpins the commitment by the Port of Seattle to invest $2.0 billion (£1.48 billion*) on infrastructure developments at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) through to 2022. Sea-Tac, Seattle’s international gateway airport, is slightly ahead of Gatwick in passenger numbers but is expanding much faster. It … Continue reading Seattle’s international airport invests for its record-breaking growth→read more >
Jul 24, 2018
Space Lift observation deck raises the bar on spectacular Seattle scenery The $100 million investment in renovations at the Space Needle are part completed so the Space Needle now has a new all glass observation deck with expansive and unhindered views across the city from 360 degrees. In 2019, the renovated restaurant will open. … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS→read more >
Jul 24, 2018
Wine country just went urban https://www.seattleurbanwineries.com/ and this is no ordinary wine at that! The 20 wineries with tasting rooms and cellars in Seattle are artisan-handcrafted wines from specialist Washington State producers. The majority of wines from Washington State are produced by small family businesses run by passionate wine connoisseurs to the highest standards. The … Continue reading Seattle’s Urban Wineries→read more >