4/5 - Good
FlavDec 10, 2019
Better than expected!
Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.
Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.
Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.
The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.
Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.
Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.
For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.
A clean, walkable city center with tree-filled public spaces, shopping, boutique bars and restaurants, and views across the Puget Sound.
Experience the leafy green parks, world-class art gallery and electric nightlife of this up-and-coming Seattle neighborhood.
Seattle’s ultra-modern side is evident in this neighborhood, where an active arts and partying scene thrives amid its shining skyscrapers.
Gardens, bars, and shopping are some highlights of Ballard. Make a stop by Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or Nordic Heritage Museum while you're exploring.
West Seattle is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Alki Beach and Lincoln Park.
Tour some of Seattle’s greatest sights in a neighborhood that encompasses spectacular architecture, colorful art and swaths of green parkland.
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Seattle’s skyline is instantly recognizable when you see this soaring slender structure, built as a showpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Climb the steps from the waterfront to discover Seattle’s fresh food hub, the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S.
Thanks to its wood paneling, ancient fir tables and locally produced food, this conference center lets you experience the beauty of Seattle even when you’re inside.
Catch an event at CenturyLink Field during your trip to Seattle. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.
Catch an event at T-Mobile Park during your trip to Seattle. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and great live music in this vibrant area.
Walk around the campus of University of Washington, a top university in Seattle. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.
Enjoy huge savings on admission to Seattle's must-see attraction with CityPASS tickets. Take your time and enjoy each attraction, with up to 9 consecutive days to use your tickets.
Experience 2 of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks with combo tickets to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. The Space Needle has been transformed recently with a truly one-of-a-kind, multi-level observation deck, and Chihuly Garden and Glass attracts art lovers from around the world thanks to its spectactular glass creations.
Get the inside scoop on where Seattle's best chefs get the ingredients to prepare their spectacular dishes. Follow a chef through the city's world-famous Pike Place Market and interact with artisan vendors who offer some of the world's freshest, most flavorful seafood and produce.
Hands-on experiences, iconic artifact displays, and in-depth exhibitions dedicated to the past, the present, and the supremely cool moments of pop culture make Museum of Pop Culture a destination unlike any other.
Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at Woodland Park Zoo, the 92-acre (37-ha) home to more than 1,100 animals and 300 species. The divided bioclimatic zones allow you to visit greater one-horned rhinos, African giraffes, and Asian small-clawed otters—among the newest residents.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Shutter Tours - Day Tours, Seattle, WA 98101 Join Shutter Tours for an exciting 4 hour sightseeing tour of Seattle. Stop At: Pike Place Market, 97 Pike St Between Pike and Pine Sts.
Verified travelerDec 8, 2019
Was an amazing place, I recommend everyone go to Seattle if they can
Discover the best day trips from Seattle, from the wonders of the islands and national parks to spectacular cultural experiences.
For true crime fans, there’s nothing quite like standing in the spot of an infamous murder or strolling the streets once stalked by serial killers.
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