Washington state is located in the northwest region of the United States, also known as the Pacific Northwest. It is bordered on the north by Canada, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by Oregon, and on the east by Idaho. The state is nicknamed "The Evergreen State" and it is clear why when you are there, as there is an anbundance of evergreen trees. The state was named after US President George Washington.
Some of the major cities in Washington are Seattle, which is the largest city, Olympia, the capital, Vancouver, and Spokane.
Washington has much to offer visitors, including mountains and volcanoes, a rugged and natural coastline which is much different than the overdeveloped coastline of the southwest United States, and even desert and dunes in the south eastern part of the state. There are also many islands dotting the coastline. It is a great place for people who enjoy the outdoors, as there are ample places for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and boating. There is also the Cascade Mountain Range wihch runs north-south, and bisects the state. Several of the more well known mountains in the Cascades are Mount Ranier and Mount St Helens.