Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and celebrated coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle and century-old Pike Place Market. Nearby, hiking trails wind through vast rainforest in Olympic National Park.
133 imagesWonder through a spectacular wonderland of wildly complex and colorful glass sculptures at Chihuly Garden and Glass, located adjacent to the Space Needle at Seattle Center. Admire the amazing blown-glass works of famed artist Dale Chihuly as you explore the eight-room exhibition hall, the jaw-dropping glasshouse featuring a suspended installation, and the whimsical garden where nature and glass merge. Visit during the day to see the blown-glass creations in natural light or come at night when they are illuminated – either way, you’ll want to keep your camera handy!
37 imagesEMP Museum is a nonprofit museum, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. EMP Museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000.Situated at the base of the world-renowned Space Needle, EMP Museum wraps around the historic Monorail. Built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair, the Monorail soars right through the center of Frank O. Gehry’s unique building, transporting visitors to and from Seattle Center and the city’s vibrant urban core.%0A%0A