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Cheap flights to Washington (State)

Washington is a U.S. state, specifically in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America, named after the first President of the U.S.A., George Washington. It is situated north of Oregon and west of Idaho, with a Pacific Ocean coast south of the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Washington is the 18th most extensive and the 13th most populous state. The capital of the state and the county seat of Thurston County is the city of Olympia. 

 

What to see & do

National Zoological Park - The zoological park is comprised of two campuses: a 163-acre urban park in northwest Washington, D.C., and a 3,200-acre Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. The zoo has a total of about 1,800 animals of 300 species, some of which are endangered or threatened species. Animals represented in the zoo include the Giant Panda, Asian elephants, lemurs, gibbons, cheetahs, bald eagles, African lions, Sumatran tigers, and many others.

Woodland Park Zoo - The zoo occupying the western side of Woodland Park in Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Green Lake neighbourhoods contains 92 acres of exhibits and public spaces. It houses approximately 1,090 animals of 300 species, some of which are endangered or threatened. There are about 7,000 trees, over 1,000 plant species, and over 50,000 shrubs and herbs. 

Space Needle - The Space Needle is a 605-ft (184 m) high observation tower in Seattle that serves as the city's symbol and a landmark of the Pacific Northwest. The observation deck is at 520 ft (160 m), and provides a view of the downtown Seattle skyline, surrounding mountains, and the surrounding islands. At 500 ft (150 m), a rotating SkyCity restaurant and a gift shop are both located on the ground.   

Olympic National Park - The Olympic National Park is located in the Olympic Peninsula. It covers an area of 922,650 acres and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1981. The park comprises of four basic

regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, temperate rainforests to the west and forests of the drier east. Through the forests is a network of hiking trails. 

Pike Place Market - The public market centre overlooking Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle is one of the oldest farmers' markets in the country. Pike Place Market features a wide variety of interesting shops such as collectible shops, antique dealers, and small restaurants, in addition to fresh produce stands and stalls that sell arts and crafts. 

 

How to get around within Washington

Washington is well-served by local public transportation. Metrorail and Metrobus, operated by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, are among the cleanest and most efficient means of getting around. Coverage isn't so extensive however, and one may need to rent a car outside of the large cities. Major car rental agencies have offices all over the state, especially at the airports and hotels, for easier access.

 

How to get there

Washington Dulles International Airport is the public airport serving the Washington metropolitan area. It is located in Dulles, Virginia, 42 kilometres west of downtown Washington. The airport is served by the airlines Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Elite Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad AIrways, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Porter AIrlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Silver AIrways, South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Air Express, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways Express, Virgin America, and Virgin Atlantic. There are flights to Washington from the other states of the U.S.A., from European cities such as Paris, Moscow, London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt, and Asian cities such as Tokyo, Beijing, and Istanbul. Other airports serving the state of Washington include Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.

Flights to Washington (State)

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