You love photographing trees while your pup loves barking at them, and Walla Walla, Washington, is the ideal travel destination for you both. The Evergreen State is the unofficial nickname of Washington state, invented by an early pioneer and historian named C.T. Conover and adopted by many visitors and residents. Anyone who sets foot in the state understands the designation intuitively, with its abundance of ponderosa pines, Douglas fir, and western red cedar, as well as enough rainfall to keep the region’s lush vegetation green throughout the year. What the nickname fails to account for is the profusion of colors that paint the hills and valleys in the warm months of spring and summer. Nature’s vernal canvas can be enjoyed on a number of excellent hikes, including the spectacular Horseshoe Prairie Trail with breathtaking views of wild blooms and the Tiger Canyon Loop in the Blue Mountains. Pack your hiking boots and a chew toy and head to one of our pet-friendly accommodations near Walla Walla, Washington, for an unforgettable getaway with your most loyal companion.