Washington state, the Evergreen State, offers much more than it’s wildly green scenery. The Cascade Mountains divide the state, creating a warmer desert, dryer climate on one side and wetter, lush climate on the other. Because of the difference in climate, the two sides┬ápresent two very different experiences.

Where to eat:

  • The Pink Door- Pike Place
  • Salty’s on Alki- Seattle
  • Mission Catina- Seattle
  • Sarafina- Seattle
  • Cinque Terre- Seattle
  • Serious Pie- Seattle
  • Space Needle- Seattle
  • John Howie Steak- Bellevue
  • Vivo 53- Bellevue
  • Twigs Bistro- Yakima, Spokane, Tri-Cities
  • Desserts in Seattle

When to visit:

  • Winter: On one side of the state you’ll find rain and gray, on the other you’ll find snow & gray.
  • Spring: You might hit rain still, but you’ll get to experience the best of nature (i.e. the tulip festival.)
  • Summer: The best time to guarentee blue skies, warm weather and outdoor activities. The east side of the state will get in the 100’s F for temperature.
  • Fall: Across the board, this is my favorite time to see any of Washington. The colors are vibrant and breathtaking.

Where to stay:

Hyatt at Olive 8- Seattle

Hyatt House- Seattle/ Downtown

The Davenport Grand- Spokane


Seattle Mariners- Baseball

Seattle Seawolves- Rugby