From fishing villages to Old West mining towns, the Northwestern United States – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming – are dotted with small towns, each with its own unique appeal. 

10Best editors teamed up with a panel of local travel experts to find the best small towns with populations less than 10,000 (according to the latest census date) in the region. We considered nearly 50 options, narrowing it down to just 20 representing each of the six states in the region.

These 20 small towns are each travel-worthy for their beauty, culture, shopping, dining, entertainment and lodging options. 

So what Washington towns made the list? Turns, out there were five:

Vote for your favorite Northwestern small town once per day until polls close on Monday, April 24 at noon ET. Read the official Readers' Choice rules here.