Introduction to Seattle

Grunge music, Grey’s Anatomy and Starbucks are but a few of the wonderful things to have come out of Seattle. This left leaning city on the west coast of the United States is a hip destination on all fronts, plus a little quirky too. From the Space Needle to adding your used chewie to the Gum Wall, you’ll be hard-pressed to run out of things to do …

One of the best ways to explore Seattle is by foot. Start your day with the locals getting their fresh produce at America’s oldest market, Pike Place. Head to the waterfront and ride the Great Wheel for a great skyline view; be aware of the troll under the bridge while people watching downtown in Fremont; and, for something a little out-of-the-ordinary, head underground for one amazing history tour.

If you plan your trip well, be sure to allocate the first Thursday of the month to Seattle’s museums. Many are open late and are free on this day only. For more freebies, try a boat ride at Lake Union on a Sunday or visit old-growth forests and flowers gardens at places like Waterfront Park and the Arboretum.

A trip to Seattle should include at least one ferry ride, popular with commuters and tourists alike. Summer time is full of outdoor concerts, festivals and movies. For an outdoors adventure, the fittest can try hiking up Mount Si where as there are hiking options for all levels at Mount Rainier National Park.

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