Hopefully not, because when it comes to Washington State scenery, the view is usually better from the top. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life.
The trek to Diablo Lake is not easy, and sometimes the trails are closed. Nothing tops our natural wonders, but some of our man made skylines are also incredible.
The Grand Coulee Dam, as seen from a nearby viewpoint. Power production facilities here are among the world's largest, and the total generating capacity is rated at 6,809 megawatts.
Spokane Falls is one of Eastern Washington's gems. If you’ve ever wondered what the view from the top of Mount Saint Helen's is, now you know.
A beautiful view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne. And the incredible view of Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park.
Our scenic overlooks are incredible, and so are the views from our country roads. Jessica Wick is a writer and travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places, meeting new people and, of course, beautiful Big Sky Country and every part of Washington State.
Skip Brown/Getty Images The 800-acre park located along the Potomac River, is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC metropolitan area. From the steps of the monument you can see the reflecting pool, the World War II Memorial and a wonderful view of the U.S. Capitol Building in the distance.
Rachel Cooper Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington is a beautiful 500-acre estate with a prime location along the shores of the Potomac River and spectacular scenic views of the Washington, DC area. Rachel Cooper Arlington House sits atop a hill, providing one of the best views of Washington, DC.
The home of Robert E. Lee and his family is preserved as a memorial to this important historic figure who helped restore America after the Civil War. About 200 acres of the land that occupies Arlington National Cemetery was originally the property of the Lee family.
W Hotel The W Washington’s rooftop bar and terrace is one of the area’s most popular destinations, hosting top celebrities, politicos and socialites, providing unsurpassed views of the nation’s capital. Rachel Cooper The U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial depicts the scene of the flag raising by five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman that signaled the event that led to the end of World War II.
Medioimages/Photodisc The National Cathedral is an impressive structure, English Gothic in style, with exquisite architectural sculpture, wood carving, gargoyles, mosaics, and more than 200 stained-glass windows. The top of the Gloria in Excel sis Tower, the highest point in Washington, DC offers dramatic views of the city.
This guide explores some of the best places to enjoy scenic views and overlooks in the nation's capital. Be it nature, city trips, culture or art, this state surely has some awesome things to discover.
The best time to enjoy the staggering sights is during the week as sometimes weekends can get a little busy at the summit. There is a good selection of fish kept in the lake, and you can expect to see many canoeists and kayaks out on the water.
The ferry has been running this route since 1951, and it takes about one hour to complete the journey. The lake is a beautiful sight and one that any keen hiker should have on his or her bucket list.
Mount St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument Mount St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument is a 110,000 acre volcanoes that has been set aside for visitors to enjoy, research to be carried out and also for educational purposes. Ni squally National Wildlife Refuge, Washington StateNisqually Vista is an easy hiking trail that goes around in a loop.
There are plenty of beautiful wildflowers along the trail which is one of the reasons the area is famous. The ideal time to explore this area would be July through August, this will enable you to see the maximum number of flowers in bloom.
The star of the show is the Olympic Mountains with Mount Olympus having a glacier clad summit which is popular with climbers. The hills are asymmetrical and offer some of the most beautiful, peaceful, lush green landscape available.
Perfection LakePerfection Lake is part of the Enchantments in Washington State. The lake itself is shallow and clear at one end and as you walk down the trail you will pass through meadows and continue along the eastern shore.
There are many things to do in the park and a walk along the Spokane River Centennial Trail will see you take in many beautiful sights. Mount ShuksanMount Susan lies 11.6 miles south of the Canadian Border.
Mount Susan is one of the most photographed mountains in the world due to its sheer beauty. To get to Cape Flattery you will need to take a short hike along a board walked path.
As you walk through the rainforest you will come across many unique mosses and lichens which add to the fairy tale feeling this rain forest brings. CJ Wellington: Walk around the monument at night for some unique, beautiful views.
Aaron Stencil: Plan on taking a break for a while during your day-long exploring. Plenty of steps for everyone to sit down, shade, excellent views, and some of the best people watching in town.
Lisa Haghverdi: The little gift shop and café has pretty decent sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks, and you can sit outside, relax and enjoy the view. Angela McClendon Johnson: Check out the Rooftop Bar.
Tone: Excellent free scenic views of the city and the river. Caitlin Lawler: Beautiful opera house, with great outside views.
Denis Sosnovtsev: Sit on the patio with great views of the Potomac, Arlington, and the Kennedy Center. Shay: Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful view.
The Ritz-Carlton: Cherry Blossom season attracts many visitors to Washington DC. For a picture perfect view of the trees, stand across from the Jefferson Memorial, near the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Ellen S. P.: Get great views of the Washington, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King Memorials. Manner Shithole: Excellent views around, specially if one is ready to walk his/her feet off.
Comic: Surreal backdrop for night shooters (challenging for the novice) and great perspective views on the Mall anytime of day. Between the gorgeous view and the busy area, the waterfront makes for great people watching and style inspiration.
Lauren Rossetti: Just saw the Boss tones show here last night and was very impressed with the place. Al Carroll: Has some best live acts, from the Poetasters to Public Enemy.
Mary Del afield: The views from the bell tower are worth a visit! Andrea Cont res: Great place for a picnic with views of Arlington and the air force memorial.
Bitches Who Brunch: For sweeping views and cocktails combined with historical relevance, the Top of the Gate is certainly a D.C. staple worth visiting once. Dee Walker: Top of the Gate, one of the District’s most popular rooftop bars at The Watergate Hotel, blends fireside vibes with Instagram-worthy views of the city skyline and nearby Arlington, Va.