Synopses & Reviews
Meticulously researched, with every recommendation based on personal experience, Frommer's Washington State
is the only guide you'll need to experience all the adventure and natural wonders of this amazing corner of the Pacific Northwest. In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find great places to stay in every price range: sleek Seattle business hotels, romantic coastal inns, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, rustic cabins, and more.
We'll make sure that you don't miss any of Washington's top experiences: checking out Seattle's galleries and coffee bars, sampling the vintages at up-and-coming wineries, whale watching in the San Juan Islands, biking on bucolic Whidbey Island, hiking Mount Rainier, marveling at Mount St. Helens, and exploring the wondrous temperate rain forest in Olympic National Park. Whether you're looking for family fun or daredevil thrills, Frommer's Washington State will help you design the adventure that's right for you.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.
- Explore the wonders of Washington State, from the best beaches and outdoor activities to scenic wine country tours.
- Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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Total direct travel spending in Washington state was $11.6 billion in 2004, a 7.4 percent increase over the prior year; there were 5.4 million domestic air passenger arrivals in 2004, up 8 percent over 2003.
About the Author
Karl Samson lives in Oregon, where he spends his time juggling his obsessions with traveling, gardening, outdoor sports, and wine. Each winter, to dry out his webbed feet, he flees the soggy Northwest to update the Frommer’s Arizona guide. However, he always looks forward to his return to the land of good espresso. Karl is also the author of Frommer’s Seattle.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Washington.
1. The Best of Washington.
2 Planning Your Trip to Washington.
3 For International Visitors.
4 Suggested Washington Itineraries.
6 The San Juan Islands & Washington’s Northwest Coast.
7 South Puget Sound & West Sound.
8 The Olympic Peninsula.
9 Southwest Washington.
10 The Cascades.
11 Eastern Washington.