Things to Do in Washington State

Kyle Johnson

With gorgeous mountain ranges, a cosmopolitan city with a thriving creative class, and delicious bounty from the surrounding verdant landscape and sparkling sea, there's plenty to do and see in Washington state.

Visit Orcas Island
In the Salish Sea, off Washington State, the largest of the San Juan Islands is a land that time forgot. Here's where to eat, stay and play in this beautiful slice of Americana. Read the article »

The DEPARTURES Guide to Seattle
This refined but relaxed town is filled with independent and innovative people who drive the region’s unique cultural scene. Here, we highlight the must-visit establishments in Seattle's thriving restaurant and bar scene, our favorite hotels, the best places to shop, as well as the galleries and cultural activities to check out. Read the article »

Adam Tihany's Seattle
The globe-trotting designer shares his picks for what to do in the Emerald City, from exploring Dale Chihuly’s's glass sculptures to sampling geoduck at Pike Place Market. Read the article »

What $500 Buys in Seattle
From exclusive experiences like a wine tasting class and brunch for five at Urban Enoteca to gorgeous clothing from an impeccably-stocked boutique, here's what $500 will get you in the cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest. Read the article »