Along with Seattle and the surrounding area, Washington's regions include the North Cascades, Ponderosa Pine Country and Wine Country. Altogether there are 10 regions in Washington State.
Many of Washington State's regions offer natural beauty and opportunities for exploration. The North Cascades region's granite mountains and glaciers and Ponderosa Pine Country's tracts of coniferous forest are among the landscapes that Washington State has to offer. Furthermore, the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest together cover more than 2 million acres of protected land.
Wine Country and the Yakima Valley include hills and the Saddle Mountains, while the long roads in The Palouse are suited to driving and long-distance cycling.
Seattle is the largest city in Washington, with almost 700,000 residents, as of 2015.