Things to Do In Seattle
Seattle Travel Guide
Seattle Is Known for...
Five of Seattle's most unique features and characteristics.Water
The Pacific Northwest’s largest city is surrounded by water and boasts a historic seafaring culture. Founded on the harbor of Elliott Bay and reaching only 450 feet above sea level, Seattle’s collection of neighborhoods is located between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Seattle’s rainy reputation aside, with ship canals, locks, marinas, islands, bays, lakes, rivers and creeks dotting the landscape in every direction, much of this major seaport’s identity (Mariners & Seahawks anyone?) is tied up in fishing, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, and commuting by ferry. You simply haven’t seen Seattle until you’ve seen it from the water.Coffee
Seattle’s reputation for being a city fueled by coffee, and lots of it, may have something to do with a little company called Starbucks. Founded in 1971, Starbucks was followed in the region by (most notably) Seattle’s Best, Tully’s, Top Pot, Cherry Street, Peet’s, Caffe Ladro, Victrola and Espresso Vivace. The city’s thriving coffee shop scene is also fortified by a dizzying array of independent local artisanal espresso roasters and cafes. Most people have their favorite shop, their local shop, their...
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Known for rainy days, Starbucks Coffee and its rock music scene, this progressive city offers beautiful natural surroundings and dynamic city life. Situated on the Puget Sound, Seattle is surrounded by the waters of Elliot Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington, as well as by lovely views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Inside the city's exciting districts, hip coffeehouses, farmers markets, world-class museums, notable theaters, concert halls and innovative restaurants keep the metro abuzz.
Seattle is home to corporate giants like Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon.com, T-Mobile USA and Nordstrom. Among the city's top industries are information technology, healthcare and manufacturing. Seattle's proximity to the ocean is conducive to numerous maritime trades such as ship construction, fishing and transportation; its music and film businesses produce significant revenue, too. Businesses specializing in eco-friendly building and energy solutions are on the rise.
The focal point of the city, Pike Place Market, is located downtown by the water. Founded in 1907, this huge market now houses numerous shops and galleries, as well as an extensive selection of produce, meat, fish and other fresh foods. Strolling... Read more »