Seattle is crawling with tourists, this much I can tell you. Despite the fact that it rains a lot in Seattle, that certainly is surprising…but is it? The weather is indeed crappy here, but there’s so much to love about the place. Let me walk you through the Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest so you can learn to love it as much as many other people do.
Seattle is an eclectic mix of New York, LA and Alaska.
Located far northwest, Seattle provides a touch-off point for a drive to Vancouver, Canada. In addition, flying or taking the ferry to Alaska is easy. In a similar manner as Alaska, Seattle began in part as a timber town nestled between the Puget Sound, which is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and several lakes and mountains in the distance.
This is an urban city brimming with excitement and surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty so you can be sure that there’s an adventure waiting for you in every corner. Inside Seattle is a network of heterogeneous neighborhoods comprising one huge cosmopolitan city that is big enough to beguile celebrities such as Adele and Bruno Mars.
Entertainment in Seattle is available at a fraction of the cost of both LA and New York, in addition to how easier it is to get to venues compared to the other two cities since there’s no LA-esque traffic jam to delay you. Your typical breakfast meal is more American South-ish than anything, comprising eggs and homemade biscuit.
Seattle still manages to maintain an identity all its own.
Just as when you say Seattle, it will be Microsoft, the Space Needle and the Seahawks that come to mind, it is also only Seattle that has the bragging rights to being the home of the original Starbucks. Those who have lived here will tell you that Starbucks in Seattle is a lot smaller than the other Starbucks outlets elsewhere. It wouldn’t do much to linger for a long time at Starbucks since it’s always crowded with tourists.
Still, Seattle has a solid reputation for being a coffee lover’s haven in general. There’s always a place in some corner where you can get your caffeine fix and indulge your sweet tooth even more with pastry. Why is Seattle coffee the best? It must be the weather, along with that special sense of community in the many coffeehouses there where a warm hug is all you need to get you through a crummy day.
Food, culture, entertainment and technology-they’re all here!
Java and seafood are not all that Seattle has to offer. This city has just about everything and serves it up with a distinct Seattle flavor. Get relatively decent Philly cheesesteaks, with some that can transport you back to your college town.
Take that two-minute ride of a lifetime on the Seattle Center Monorail. Visit the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) as well as the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and the The Museum of Flight. Then, there’s the Pacific Science Center and the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Or take The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. Love wine? Then go make Woodinville Wine Country an item in your Seattle travel itinerary.
There’s so much to see, do, eat, drink and enjoy in the city, so you will probably end up Sleepless in Seattle.