The great northwestern state of Washington is home to mountains, islands and even a rainforest. The majestic state boasts one of the most amazing coastlines in the US. It’s the place where Starbucks and grunge music were born, and it’s the perfect place to travel for whale watching and experiencing the great outdoors. If truck driving takes you to this great state, be sure to soak up some of its best attractions.
Sites to See in Washington State
- Olympic National Park: A unique wilderness preserve, Olympic National Park offers a diverse experience with ecosystems that include temperate rainforests, alpine mountains and sandy beaches. Hurricane Ridge is the best place to spend a long day trip to the park.
- North Cascades Scenic Highway: Following Highway 20 through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park, truck driving along this scenic highway opens up breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, clear blue lakes and historic dams. Stretch your legs at picturesque viewpoints or take a hike on the marked trail.
- Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Enjoy a fascinating experience seeing an active volcano up close and soak up the lasting destruction and amazing plant and animal life recovering from the most recent 1980 eruption. Drive through the monument or stop at a few visitor centers to learn more about Mount St. Helens.
- Riverfront Park: Spokane has many wonderful community spaces to enjoy between truck driving jobs. Along with fascinating architecture and lovely green spaces, enjoy some attractions at Riverfront Park, including the Spokane Falls SkyRide, seasonal ice skating rink, Looff Carrousel and even an amusement park.
- Pike Place Market: Located in Seattle, this marketplace is home to more shops, vendors and restaurants than you could hope to explore in a single visit. It’s a favorite for locals and visitors alike.
- Seattle Center: While in the city, be sure to stop by Seattle Center. Choose from a number of sites to visit, including the Space Needle, SciFi Museum, Key Arena, Pacific Science Center and many other attractions.
- Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway: Running from Omak to Othello, the Coulee Corridor offers breathtaking vistas from both natural and manmade sources. Major highlights include the Grand Coulee Dam, along with Potholes State Park, Lake Lenore Caves, Banks Lake and many other worthwhile stops along the corridor.
Truck Driving Resources for Traveling through Washington State
Check out which truck stops have the amenities you need as you travel through Washington. Then, stay up-to-date with the state’s latest travel alerts and road conditions by visiting the Department of Transportation website.
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