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Seattle Guide

United States of America > Seattle

The 'Emerald City' is the primary international and domestic gateway to Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. Located in the west of Washington, the Greater Seattle Area is the State's largest urban center.

One of the interesting things to do in Washington is a visit at the Pike Place Public Market, a waterfront farmers' market and one of the oldest. The feature of the market is the abundant kinds of seafood and colorful variety of the Pacific Northwest handcrafted items.

Visit the spectacular Seattle Center, the city's cultural heart and home to the city's most stunning landmark: the 185m tall Space Needle-- an observation deck, restaurant and cocktail bar.

To recapture a moment of history, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, have a special focus on the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific Rim features of geology, biology cultural exhibits.

A must visit destination is the Olympic National Park, which is situated on the Olympic Peninsula that separates Seattle from the Pacific. This park includes the glacier- studded Olympic Mountains, rainforests, lakes, and streams that are simply remarkable.

In addition to the excitement at Washington, Mount St Helens is another famous attraction. The famous volcano that erupted in the 1980s left a gigantic crater in the mountain's north flank. Mount Rainier National Park offers a breathtaking view, which offers ski and winter sports.

In the evening, culture lovers have a variety of places they can visit, such as the Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory, Intiman Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. While sports' fans might have a great time at the basketball and hockey games at the Key Arena.

Party- people need not worry when it comes to entertainment. Jazz spots, night clubs and discotheques are scattered throughout the city. There are also four casinos located within the city.

Westlake Center, Nordstrom, the Bon Marche, Pacific Palace and the upscale City Center are among the major malls and department stores located in the heart of the retail district. Seattle is noted for its fresh seafood, which is often a feature in both Northwest regional and international cuisine.

Getting There and Moving Around

By air

Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is serving both inbound and outbound international flights from New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and other destinations.

By sea

Washington State Ferries connect Seattle with the Olympic Peninsula, Bainbridge Island and other points in the region.

By rail

A high-speed monorail links the downtown area (at Westlake Center) with the Seattle Center in less than two minutes (0900-2300). Seattle Center Monorail runs this service.

The Waterfront Streetcar (Route 99) features trams that service along the waterfront, linking Pier 70 and the Chinatown/International District, stopping near the Seattle Aquarium and Pioneer Square along the way.

By road

Seattle has an excellent bus system operated by King County Metro Transit. An underground bus tunnel operates through downtown Seattle from the Chinatown/ International District to the Convention Center, with stops at Pioneer Square, the downtown financial district and Westlake Center.

Moving Around

The bus services are efficient for daily mobility.


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