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Cheap Travel to Washington: 5 Great Attractions for Visitors on a Budget

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By    |   Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 06:48 PM

There are cheap options for travel in Washington, which is the only state named after a U.S. president. It offers visitors everything from the teeming culture of the city of Seattle to the challenging peaks of Mount Rainier. With an abundance of outdoor beauty and a rich arts and culture scene, even those looking for cheaper travel options can find plenty of activities to fit their budget.

Here are five great attractions in Washington for visitors on a budget:

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1. Pike Place Market in Seattle: Encompassing a full nine acres, Pike Place is Seattle's original farmer's market and was established in 1907. Today it is a visitor attraction packed with specialty foods, crafts, restaurants, entertainment, and an impressive variety of shopping options. "Taste what’s in season at a farm stand. Listen to a Motown or bluegrass classic from buskers while marveling over the creativity of the goods in the crafts market. Follow the scent of baking bread down the cobblestones to a European bakery. Peruse comics, collectibles, magic tricks, vinyl records, books and rare treasures in small shops. Take time to wander. The Market will amaze, delight and inspire you."

2. Mount Rainier National Park: For those looking for a cheap travel attraction, Washington's Mount Rainier offers visitors a stunning 14,410 feet of majestic natural wonder for a minimal fee. The mountain is an active volcano and "is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous USA, spawning six major rivers." There are four entrances to the park and from bicycling and hiking to wildflower discovery, each area offers unique attractions and views of the peak.

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3. Ride the Ducks: This land and water tour by WWII amphibious water craft lasts 90 minutes. For the price of a ticket, this "party on wheels that floats" will take visitors by many of Seattle's main attractions including the Aurora Bridge, the Space Needle and the downtown shopping district that includes Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum. "Fall in love with Seattle on this fun-filled, wacky, quack-y continuous tour, packed with local folklore, historical information, jokes and music!"

4. Washington State Ferries: The ferries offer a scenic view of the Puget Sound and the Seattle Waterfront at a cheap price for travelers on a budget. The Seattle Times calls them the prettiest part of Washington's transportation system. On the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry, "If it’s clear, you’ll even see 14,410-foot Mount Rainier looming to the south on the 35-minute ride."

5. Olympic Sculpture Park: Travelers on a budget cannot find a cheaper attraction than one that is free and the Olympic Sculpture Park is free to the public 365 days a year. The park offers nine acres of outdoor world-class sculpture, a waterfront walking path and views of the Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay. In addition, the park restaurant serves "seasonal-inspired pastries, espresso, assorted sips, and organic snacks."

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