Seattle Travel Guide


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    The city of Seattle in the US state of Washington is officially nicknamed as the Emerald City because of its lush greenery and numerous rain forests in the area. It is also known as the Rain City, Gateway to Alaska and Jet City. The Space Needle, being the most recognizable landmark of the city, has...

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  • Alexis Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel

    Spotted within Seattle, Alexis Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel is a luxury hotel comfortably positioned near The Spaahh at Hotel 1000, The Legacy Ltd and The Bookstore - A Bar & C...

  • The Paramount Hotel

    Seen within Seattle, The Paramount Hotel is comfortably found close to Niketown, Gene Juarez Spa and Seattle Cycling Tours. Other trendy tourist attractions close-by incl...

  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

    Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is one of the best, premium places to remain in Seattle. Beautifully found around Vetri, Fran's Chocolates and William Traver Gallery, Four Sea...

  • Inn at the Market

    Inn at the Market is one of the ideal, finest places to stay in Seattle. Beautifully situated around Sur La Table, Made in Washington and Boston St, Inn at the Market is ...

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  • Chihuly Garden And Glass

    Chihuly Garden And G...

    305 Harrison St

    Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of...

    Activities, Lifestyle, Attractions, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Arts and Culture
  • Pike Place Market

    Pike Place Market

    1501 1st Ave

    Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, ...

    Attractions, Local Stores and Services, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Historical Sites, Stores
  • Museum Of Flight

    Museum Of Flight

    9404 E Marginal Way ...

    The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum at King County International Airpo...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Kerry Park (seattle)

    Kerry Park (seattle)

    211 West Highland Dr

    Kerry Park is a park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington, located at the co...

    Activities, Attractions, Outdoors, Historical Sites

About Seattle

The city of Seattle in the US state of Washington is officially nicknamed as the Emerald City because of its lush greenery and numerous rain forests in the area. It is also known as the Rain City, Gateway to Alaska and Jet City. The Space Needle, being the most recognizable landmark of the city, has appeared numerous times in various movies and television shows. Among the notable movies with the famous landmark in the background includes The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 10 Things I Hate About You and Love Happens. The famous landmark can also be seen in several TV series such as Grey's Anatomy, iCarly, The Killing and Dark Angel. The Space Needle is not the only place worth visiting. There are many places to see and many activities to experience to when you visit this lovely Washington city.

Reaching the City

The Emerald City can be reached by plane through the Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport. From the airport, you can take the rail transit, bus, shuttle, taxicab, rent a car or ride other available ground transportation to downtown area. One can also arrive from the port by boat, ferry or cruise ship. Traveling by train, rail or bus is also possible via the Amtrak Cascades, Link Light Rail, Center Monorail, Metro Transit bus, Greyhound Bus Line and Gray Line Tours. The city can also be reached through various Interstate highways, State Route and freeways if one prefers to travel by car or taxi.

Points of Interests

The Great Wheel, the city's huge waterfront Ferris wheel is also a must-see. The Hammering Man, a steel-aluminum sculpture with mechanical arms can be found at the entrance of the Art Museum. The sculpture hammers silently from 7 am to 8 pm. It rests its arm every evening and on Labor Day. Located in Georgetown neighbourhood is another landmark called the Hats and Boots. This is in fact the Texaco Gas Station, which opened in 1954. The place is also known as the "Premium Tex". Another popular neighbourhood is Freemont. Thanks to the Freemont Troll, this quirky neighbourhood is now frequently visited especially during Halloween and summer solstice. Other famous places one should visit is the first ever Starbucks coffee shop in Pike Place Market. Bill Gates' 66,000 square-foot house can also be seen if you visit the city. The mansion lies in the eastern side of Lake Washington. The Lake View Cemetery found on Capitol Hill is home to famous graves such as those of Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee and the chief's daughter Princess Angeline. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix is also interred in Greenwood Cemetery, northeast of the city.

City and Walking Tours

If one plans to join city tours or plans on self-guided tours, make sure to visit the Aquarium along the Waterfront. Kids and adults alike will also enjoy the attractions and exhibitions in the Seattle Center. Ride the city streetcar and see the downtown as well as the South Lake neighbourhood. Try to visit the Woodland Park Zoo in Green Lake. See the historical underground passages, which were used by the city's pioneers.

Seattle is a good place to visit because it is very accommodating to its visitors, evidence of which includes Seattle's Visitor Center and Concierge Services located in The Washington State Convention and Trade Center. The institution offers discounted City Passes, Go Cards and operates the Super Saver website for tourists.

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