(ARA) – More and more Americans are cutting back their vacation plans in an effort to combat the rising costs of travel. By cutting back, families are traveling across the United States, exploring the rich scenery and life of this country without spending a huge amount of money.
Washington state offers your family plenty of scenery to explore and adventures to experience.
Envision yourself exploring the mountains on a cool day, fishing along an endless expanse of water, digging for clams on a beach or munching on juicy, fresh fruit plucked right from the tree.
Outdoor options range from climbing, hiking, orchard picking and whale watching to picking up a paddle, casting a line or teeing up. Indoor activities include the opportunity to eat dinner while rotating more than 600 feet up in the Space Needle, sampling premium wines with the wine maker, peering out of lighthouses along the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, or catching a Mariners baseball game.
You can take a day trip via ferry, train, plane or car to Vancouver to watch the building of the Olympic stadiums or observe the events Vancouver has planned as the city prepares for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in February.