Washington State Maps. Aerial views of Washington State, useful atlases, city maps, and info to simplify your Pacific Northwest vacation to Washington.
The band of green down the middle of the state to the east of Seattle is the Cascade Mountain Range. The Beautiful Pacific Northwest website will focus on the western, or 'Pacific' half of Washington State.
Port Angeles - Seat of Clallam County and the main hub in the North Olympic Peninsula
Port Townsend - National Heritage site in east Olympic Peninsula with a very active cultural scene. Port Townsend is a popular getaway destination for those living elsewhere, whether in the greater Seattle area or farther afield.
Quilcene - small fishing village at the upper tip of the Hood Canal
Aberdeen/Hoquiam - sister cities situated on Gray's Harbor at the junction of Hwy 101 and Hwy 12.
Grayland Beach State Park - on the coast just south of Gray's Harbor
Long Beach/Ilwaco - at the southwestern tip of Washington shoreline. Long Beach, Ocean Park and Oysterville are on a long spit of land.
Ocean Shores - At the coast on the north side of the inlet to Gray's Harbor
Westport - At the coast on the south side of the inlet to Gray's Harbor
Large Cities on the Washington State Map
Bellingham - Large yuppie and university town 20 minutes from the US/Canada border with an active social scene
Olympia - Washington State Capital at the foot of the Puget Sound
Seattle - Washington's largest city, centered on the Puget Sound. Seattle is famous for the iconic Space Needle, the Seahawks and the Mariners, but there is a nearly unending list of entertainment options within the greater Seattle area. (We'll bring you the short list very soon!)
We also recommend the following fascinating destinations east of the Pacific Northwest. They are certainly worth a side trip while you’re in the area, if interested:
Leavenworth: A very cool Bavarian-themed town located along Highway 2 on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains
Winthrop: You'll think you've gone back in time to the days of the wild west. My cow-punching great-grandfather could easily have lived and worked here. Winthrop can be found along Highway 20 on the eastern flank of the Cascades.
Lake Chelan - A dam on the Chelan River near the town of Chelan has created a very long narrow lake great for boating, camping and fishing. Find the town of Chelan along Alt. Hwy. 97.
Walla Walla - Is located in the heart of wine country, and grows Walla Walla Sweet onions that some say can be eaten like apples. Find Walla Walla along Highway 12 in the extreme southeast corner of the Washington State map. Nearby are the Blue Mountains, should you wish to escape the summer heat.
Best Washington State Map
When you're on the road with a postage-stamp-sized screen and no internet access, you will be very happy to own a proper Washington State map and road atlas.
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