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Washington State or officially the State of Washington is in the North West of the United States of America. Just like the capital city Wahington D.C., the state is named after George Washington, who was also the first president of America. Because of its affluent history and its involvement the struggle of independence in America, there are a couple of museums and national monuments that pay homage to the fallen heroes including the founding fathers of America which is why you need a rental car in Washington to explore the state. Additionally, there are national parks, marine parks, and other notable attractions such as rainforests and mountain ranges in this region which can get very cold in winter and autumn. Some of the major cities near Washington include Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma.
Washington covers an area of 71,362 square miles (184,872 kilometers squared) and it has at least 1,500 miles of parkways and streets which go to show just how good a road network the city exhibits. These roads then link to major highways that branch out into the outskirts and interconnect with roads to other cities. There are 16 state airports in Washington namely; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field International Airport both of which handle domestic and international flights. Then there are over 140 public airfields which handle domestic flights. A car hire in Washington comes in handy especially when you consider that after a domestic flight to the Seattle-Tacoma heading to Space needle is roughly a 32-minute drive (26-miles) from the airport. It is more convenient than having to take a bus ride and you can book your ride on the HAPPYCAR portal which has partnered with Budget, Europcar, and Europcar Hire to give you the cheapest options available.
The land where the iconic city of Washington now sits was a settlement of the Kennewick Man people before Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Numerous settlements were set up and the locals then used slaves purchased during the booming slave trade to work on their farms. Before, it was a Spanish owned territory which was taken over by the British courtesy of the Nootka Convention of 1790 which ended any and all claims that it was their property. Today, there are numerous monuments and museums in Washington that honor local heroes and other iconic figures of America. A car hire in Washington makes it easy for you to scour the city and visit as many museums and monuments as you possibly can.
The Space Needle which is an observation tower is based within the city. It is an iconic building with an excellent architectural design and its construction commenced in 1962 making it one of the tallest buildings in the state. From here you can drive for at least 4.8-miles (9-minutes) to the Seattle Art Museum which was constructed in 2007. Both these monuments are iconic and most visitors love taking pictures around the scenery.
Less than 0.8-miles (3-minute) drive from here, you can head over to the Olympic National Park which covers about 922,000 acres. Alternatively, you can use your rental car in Washington to traverse the outskirts of the city and possibly explore the Chihuly Garden and Class exhibit or take a road trip to Mount Rainier National Park which is about 88-miles (1 hr 46 min drive) where you can view Wahington's highest peak. Book a car hire on HAPPYCAR and explore Washington and its neighboring cities today for some fun-filled adventures.