For information on Washington, contact the Washington State Tourism Office (tel. 800/544-1800; For information on the Seattle area, contact Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau, 701 Pike St., Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98101 (tel. 206/461-5840;, which operates a Citywide Concierge & Visitor Center inside the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street, main level (tel. 206/461-5888). If you're surfing the Net for information on the Seattle area, check out, the city of Seattle's visitor information site.

Also, keep in mind that most cities and towns in Washington have either a tourist office or a chamber of commerce that can provide you with information. When approaching cities and towns, watch for signs along the highway directing you to these information centers. See the individual chapters for specific addresses.

For information on outdoor recreation in national parks and national forests of Washington, contact the Outdoor Recreation Information Center, Seattle REI Building, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 (tel. 206/470-4060;

For information on Washington state parks, contact Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 7150 Cleanwater Dr. SW (P.O. Box 42650), Tumwater, WA 98504-2650 (tel. 360/902-8844;

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.