I'm planning to visit Washington state in this thanks giving. I 'll be there for about 5 days and plan to drive all the time. Which places would be good to visit at this time of the year? I mean the season being not that sunny and some what cold. I am looking for more of non-pure-tourist things. Some things that you just know by being there.
also if someone else there at that time, we could join forces!
Thanks a lot people!
Go to Snoqualmie Falls--it's around 18 miles east of Seattle (30 kilometres).
Check out the restauants around Lake Union or Lake Washington--the views are terrific and so is the seafood. My favorites are Chandlers Charthouse (Lake Union) and Yarrow Bay Cafe (Lake Washington)
Also, consider visiting a town called Leavenworth (kind of a Scandinavian town 2 hours east--ask for directions)
Mount St. Helens (the active volcano that just blew up last month) is a 3 hour drive south towards Portland
I see you are from India so you probably don't drink, but there are good wineries (and wine bars) in town. The best wineries are Chauteau St. Michelle and Columbia Crest (both beautiful and across the street from each other!!) The best wine bar is Purple Cafe in Kirkland.
By the way, the standard tourist stuff is to visit the Space Needle, the EMP (Experience Music Project at the base of the Space Needle), and Pike's Place Market. These are all fun, worthwhile things to do.
P.S. If you decide to go north, Vancouver and Victoria (both in Canada) are also worth visiting. The ski resorts (Whistler and Grousse Peak) are near Vancouver.
Whoa! I DO drink! Like a fish!
But thanks a lot. I'll be sure to check these things out..