Washington Live Webcams
Washington Live Webcams broadcast cities, resorts, nature, rivers, lakes, mountains and attractions of this state in the northwestern United States. The map of webcams will show the location of each live webcam in Washington State.
Brief information about of Washington
Washington is the 42nd state in the United States, located on the Pacific coast of the country in the northwest of the continental USA. It is borders Canada to the north, Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Washington is known for its beautiful nature, vibrant cities and impressive diverse landscapes. There are you can see The Cascade Range (or Cascades), the tropical forests of the Olympic Peninsula, fertile valleys and the picturesque Pacific coast with beautiful beaches. The state has three major U.S. national parks: Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park.
Washington with about 7.7 million people is one of the most populous states in the United States. The area of the state is 184,827 km2, so it is the 18th state in the country.
A city of Olympia is the capital of the state, located in western Washington at the mouth of the Deschutes River in the south of the Puget Sound inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
Seattle with a population of more than 737 thousand people is the largest city and the economic center of Washington State. The city together with the surrounding suburbs forms a Seattle metropolitan area with more than 4 million people. It makes Seattle the 15th largest city in the United States.
Other major cities in the state include: Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Yakima.
Washington is one of the largest and high-tech economic centers of the United States. The world’s largest technology companies such as Microsoft and Amazon have appeared here. The aerospace industry, agriculture and tourism also make a huge contribution to the economy.
Climate in Washington
Washington State has several climatic zones thanks to its diverse landscapes. A maritime climate is dominated on The Pacific coast with cool dry summers, and mild, humid winters.
A mountain climate is dominated at The Cascade Mountains characterized by cold, snowy winters, and cool sunny summers. The eastern part of the state has a semi-arid climate. Summers are hot and dry here, winters are cold and sunny with rare snowfalls.
Tourism in Washington State
Washington is a popular tourist destination for both USA residents and visitors from all the world. It is known for its impressive natural landscapes, vibrant cities and many attractions. The main tourist destinations in the sate of Washington include:
– Seattle: The largest city in the state is one of the largest tourist destinations on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is known for its famous the tower of The Space Needle with Observation Deck, historic Pike Place Market, lively waterfront and rich cultural life, including many museums and theaters.
– Olympic National Park. Famous for its diverse ecosystems, the Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula, that lies across Puget Sound. On its territory there are tropical forests, Alpine mountains and the picturesque coast of the Pacific Ocean. Hiking and wildlife watching are popular here.
– Mount Rainier National Park. The most beautiful US National Park Mount Rainier with an area of 953.5 km2 located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. On its territory stands the Rainier stratovolcano with a height of 4392 meters above sea level. Mount Rainier National Park is popular with windsurfing and kiteboarding enthusiasts along the Columbia River.
San Juan Islands: These picturesque islands between the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia, Vancouver Island and Seattle offers whale watching, kayaking and a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can also explore small charming coastal towns.
The Washington area is popular for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain hiking, skiing and snowboarding, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass ski resorts are very popular in winter. Washington’s wine regions such as Yakima Valley and Walla Walla, known for their vineyards and wineries, will offer excellent wine tourism.