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Questions tagged [washington-state]

Questions regarding travel to or within the State of Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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What are the ways to get from the US mainland to Vancouver Island with a car? [closed]

I would like to take my car from Seattle to the south end of Vancouver Island, but I'm willing to drive to any ferry terminal. What are my options and how much do they cost?
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Can you visit the Skagit Valley tulip festival at sunrise?

The tulip festival website mentions that they are: Open Every Day April 1-30 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Is it possible to visit the tulip fields earlier than that? I would like to take some nice photos, as ...
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How to legally sleep in a van while traveling the Orcas and San Juan islands?

Girlfriend and I are flying out the end of September to Seattle, renting a van with stowaway seating (so we can sleep in it) and then driving up to the ferry to Orcas Island. I've lived on an island ...
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What time do parking lots at Mt. Rainier fill up on a summer weekend?

Mt. Rainier is a popular Western Washington destination. The National Park website has some information on "Avoid[ing] Summer Congestion," specifically noting that the Paradise and Sunrise parking ...
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Camping in WA/OR during the off-season

Next week, my girlfriend and myself are renting a car and driving from Seattle to Portland (we are visiting from the UK). Despite the current rainy weather we would love to go camping along the way. ...
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Where can I visit Anthony Howe's amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures?

Mesmerized by Anthony Howe's incredible kinetic sculptures, I wish to see them in real life to appreciate their 3D structure: Besides Washington's Orcas Island, where can I see them? What are the ...
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Auto insurance for visitors? (Washington state, US)

If I have a visitor from abroad, do I need to add them on my auto insurance policy temporarily for them to be able to drive in Washington state? I'll double check with the insurer, but I would like ...
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Strategies for finding short hiking trails near a driving route in the Pacific North West?

Shortly I'm planning a drive from central Oregon up to Seattle. It's a longer drive than I want to do without stopping, but I have all day to do it. My plan therefore was to stop at several points ...
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Traveling along the West Coast of the USA along U.S. 101 using public transportation

I am current living at Vancouver. I am aiming to cross the border next week and travel all the way to San Francisco along U.S. Route 101, which goes along the coast. Are there buses/coaches/trains or ...
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Are there restrictions on carrying fresh produce across US state borders?

I'm planning on traveling from one US state to another (by plane, in this case) with fresh produce. I know that importing fresh produce internationally is subject to restrictions. A quick googling ...
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What's the best way to pay tolls on a cross-country road trip in the US?

I'm driving from Virginia to Washington state later this month. In Virginia, I use an EZ-Pass device that automatically pays my tolls. But I understand that these devices are regional. When driving ...
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Getting driver license in Washington state when moving from Canada (BC) [closed]

I live in BC, Canada and have Class 5 driver license. I want to move to the USA (state Washington) in H1-B status and wondering how I can get US driver license. I heard that there is some kind of ...