Holidaymakers looking for a destination in the United States with plenty of year round activities should try Issaquah. This fantastic town is a great place to visit and is located in the state of Washington in the North West of the U.S. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and campgrounds.
This is a very scenic area and an ideal setting for hiking with numerous trails as well as great places for mountain biking. The nearby rivers and lakes offer many fishing opportunities for visitors of all levels of angling experience as well as watersports such as river rafting and kayaking. Several public golf courses are located nearby including the Tall Chief Golf Course at Fall City. In the winter visitors come to the nearby Summit at Snoqualmie, which has nearly 2,000 acres of skiing area. It is a great resort for alpine and Nordic skiing as well as snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing. Other activities available in Issaquah include paragliding off Tiger Mountain and horse riding at the same mountain. There are a few restaurants, bars and cafes located in and around Issaquah offering a wide range of local specialities as well as international food. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the local grocery stores. Several shops are situated in the area where visitors can purchase various gifts and souvenirs including at Gillman Village.
Various museums and galleries can be found in the area such as the Revolution Art Gallery in Issaquah. A great family day out can be enjoyed at Cougar Mountain Zoo, which is located in Issaquah. There are some attractive parks and gardens to be found here too such as Grand View Park, which also has a children’s playground and Lake Sammamish State Park amongst others. Visitors can enjoy a night out at the Village Theatre or the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre. The city of Seattle is just 16 miles to the east of Issaquah and has many galleries and museums as well as the iconic 605 foot high Space Needle.
This part of Washington experiences mild and humid days in the summer with temperatures peaking around August at an average high of 23 degrees centigrade. Average low temperatures in December, January and February are approximately zero degrees centigrade. However, the temperatures can drop considerably below zero with lots of snowfall.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is approximately 30 minutes from Issaquah, depending on the volume of traffic in the area. Seattle has flights to and from many U.S and international cities. These include Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington. There are taxis located outside the terminal buildings. Five car rental firms have pick-up and drop-off points at the airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.