Washington

Redmond

Dubbed the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest, Redmond has a lot to offer those who prefer to sightsee on two wheels. Just east of Seattle and Lake Washington, Redmond has seen plenty of growth in recent years, thanks to its status as the home of Microsoft. But the tech industry isn’t the city’s only claim to fame: A burgeoning bicycle scene with an extensive network of bike lanes and trails has presented a new way for visitors and residents to get around and enjoy Redmond. With three bike shops in downtown Redmond providing rentals—Element CyclesRedmond Cycle and Edge & Spoke—you can conveniently pick up a ride, then set off on the following itinerary for a day of exploration. >MORE

Beaches & Forests Of The Olympic Peninsula!

Head to Puget Sound and the Salish Sea for whale watching.  Hike along the trails through old growth temperate rainforests. Swim, paddle, or stroll along Lake Crescent. Travelers will have the chance to join members of the Makah Nation for an ocean-side traditional feast of fish on a stick, fry bread, and storytelling. Accommodations range from Oceanside and beachside cabins to lodges to a reputedly haunted historic Victorian hotel. >MORE