Visiting Seattle

(Seattle, Washington - WA, USA)

One of America's top five cities, Seattle is overflowing with impressive parklands, gardens and central areas of green, earning Seattle the nickname of 'Emerald City'.

Seattle was first established in 1869 in Washington's Puget Sound area and has developed into a true multicultural city, with Seattle's harbor area being home to many world-class attractions, including seafood restaurants which prosper from the city's coastal setting.

Visiting Seattle: Places to Visit

  • Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks, with superb views and regular boats, traveling between Puget Sound and Lake Union
  • Seattle waterfront, lined with piers around Elliot Bay, seafood restaurants, a promenade and numerous boats, which come in all shapes and sizes, and a regular Waterfront Streetcar tram
  • Seattle Center, a popular amusement park with many fairground attractions for all ages, standing at the very end of the city's monorail line and regularly featuring live entertainment
  • Space Needle, an iconic symbol of the city, constructed for the 1962 World Fair and dominating the skyline, featuring an observation area and a popular restaurant at the very top
  • Smith Tower Observation Deck, once one of the tallest buildings on the planet, dating back to 1914 and offering breathtaking views of both downtown Seattle and the distant snowcapped mountains
  • Boeing Factory, located on the outskirts of Seattle and showcasing a number of enormous Boeing aircraft, housed in the world's biggest building
  • Fisherman's Terminal, with numerous piers and attractions, where around 700 fished vessels operate each day
  • Qwest Stadium / Seahawks Exhibition Center, a modern sporting venue with a capacity of around 67,000, located in Seattle's SODO district, also hosting a number of seasonal events
  • Safeco Field, the stadium of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club, a dominating structure with a capacity of almost 50,000 people
  • Seattle Art Museum, home to more than 21,000 art works, which include paintings and sculptures in all shapes, sizes and styles, together with regular guided tours and free lectures
  • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, America's only museum dedicated to the world of sci-fi
  • Discovery Park, the largest park in the city, just a short drive from downtown Seattle and featuring walking trails and a beach area
  • Seattle Aquarium, home to a host of underwater creatures, including enormous tanks and a giant Pacific octopus
  • Museum of Flight, where the history of flight and America's aviation achievements are celebrated
  • Woodland Park Zoo, award-winning zoological gardens close to downtown Seattle, with many large themed regions, including an African savanna
  • Pike Place Market, full of an enormous array of interesting shops and fresh local produce, including cobbled streets and live entertainment

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