Known as the Evergreen State, Washington is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Sharp snow-capped mountains, emerald forests, swift-flowing rivers, and pristine beaches serve as gorgeous backdrops for an unforgettable babymoon getaway. Book a stay at one of numerous Washington vacation rentals to easily enjoy the abundant opportunities for sightseeing, outdoor recreation, romantic walks, relaxing spa visits, and fine dining. Here are the most notable babymoon vacation destinations in the state of Washington.
The charming city of Anacortes is on the northern side of Fidalgo Island, which is part of the San Juan Island archipelago in northwestern Washington. A convenient bridge across Swinomish Channel connects the island with the mainland. For a terrific romantic picnic spot with a panoramic view of the islands, head to the summit of Mt. Erie Park. Another wonderful place to stroll is Deception Pass Park south of town. Join Mystic Sea Charters for a whale watching cruise to observe orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, and other marine animals in their natural habitat. Shop for furniture items, rare books, pottery, nautical glass floats, and other items at Home Sweet Home Antiques. When you want to relax, the downtown Apothecary Spa provides side-by-side couples massages. For a great selection of local Northwest steak or seafood along with live music, check out the Rockfish Grill.
2. Port Angeles
Located at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the beautiful city of Port Angeles has the magnificent Olympic Mountains as background. Just downtown is Hollywood Beach, a perfect place to relax and take in the views. On the west side of town is Salt Creek Recreational Area, part of the Whale Trail, where you can frequently observe orcas, humpbacks, and other whale species from shore. Don’t miss a visit to nearby Lake Crescent, a gorgeous deep blue glacial lake. A few miles farther south is Sol Duc Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a leisurely soak in hot natural mineral waters. Stop in at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center for some fascinating insight into the original Native American inhabitants of the area. The Port Angeles Fine Art Center and the Harbor Art Gallery showcase the works of many fine local artists. Look for collectibles and other treasures at the vast Port Angeles Antique Mall. Sample local seafood cooked European style at downtown Bella Italia.
3. Bainbridge Island
Stunningly beautiful Bainbridge Island is a city on the island of the same name that lies just a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle. For an unforgettable experience, take a tour of Puget Sound aboard a sleek sailing yacht with Sail Bainbridge. The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum offers fascinating exhibits on the history of the island. Stroll along the nature trails through the gardens at Bloedel Reserve to experience a heightened feeling of well-being. Explore the town’s main shopping area in Winslow, which is only a few minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal. Enjoy some freshly caught Northwest salmon on an outdoor deck overlooking the waterfront at Doc’s Marina Grill.
The lovely town of Stevenson is in the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge in south-central Washington. Take a walk along the Waterfront Trail, and enjoy a view of the gorgeous Cascade Mountains and majestic Columbia River. Relax at Teo Park, a beautiful site on the downtown waterfront. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum offers absorbing exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Bonneville Dam, local Native American history and culture, and the natural history of the gorge. Don’t miss a relaxing massage and a long soak in hot natural mineral water at nearby Carson Hot Springs. Try the Big River Grill on the waterfront for some superb Northwest cuisine, such as grilled wild salmon or smoked sturgeon.
The town center in Leavenworth, located on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington, resembles a Bavarian village. The Upper Valley Museum offers you a fascinating look at the history of the area, including how the Bavarian theme originated. Don’t miss the famous Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, which displays over 6,000 tools from all over the world that people have used to crack nuts. Visit the pleasant waterfront park on the Wenatchee River to take a romantic stroll along the paths and observe eagles, ospreys, warblers, tanagers, and other local birds. Relax with a soothing couple’s massage at Aspen Leaf Day Spa. Leavenworth’s charming downtown area provides innumerable opportunities for browsing through art galleries, jewelers, antique stores, and specialty shops. Enjoy some authentic Bavarian cuisine at the Baren Haus. For dessert, treat your sweet tooth at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
6. Walla Walla
The pleasant and beautiful city of Walla Walla lies in southeastern Washington near the Oregon border. Enjoy a romantic stroll through the lovely gardens and outdoor aviary at Pioneer Park. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through town with AJ Carriages of Walla Walla. Blue Mountain Balloons provides an opportunity for a thrilling hot air balloon ride over Walla Walla Valley. Visit the Fort Walla Walla Museum and the Whitman Mission National Historic Site to learn about the Native American and pioneer history of the area. If you like shopping for unique gifts, don’t miss the vast Antique Mall of Walla Walla. For fine dining, the Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine with fresh ingredients. Find some delicious dessert at Bright’s Candies on Main Street.
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