Located in the midst of Puget Sound and the Lake Washington in the King County, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking scenic splendor and other attractions. Seattle is a big treat to those who love to bask in the glory of nature and take delight in all kinds of amusement avenues.
Also known as the “Emerald City”, Seattle is a damp green gem city with several thousand evergreen trees throughout and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and Olympic Mountains to the west. Seattle offers a perfect blend of history and the latest advancements in the field of science and technology. The rich history, tradition and culture of Seattle can be witnessed at the grand museums of the city. The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Fyre Art Museum, Science Fiction Museum and Pacific Science Center are a great feast to eyes and interesting sources of information.
In the sphere of technology Seattle is a home to Space Needle, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Nintendo of America and Starbucks. To keep up the level of entertainment the city also presents numerous parks and events. For instance the Carkeek Park, Cowen Park, Discovery Park, Gasworks Park, Golden Gardens Park, Kerry Park, Kubota Park, Ravenna Park, Volunteer Park and the Myrtle Edwards Park are ideal hubs of fun and relaxation. The visitors also derive immense pleasure in colorful Seattle events such as the Seafair, Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife festival, Bite of Seattle, Hempfest and the Capitol Block Party. These festivals happen at different times of the year and provide unmatched excitement to the tourists. The other activities and sports in the city like mountain biking, boating and cycling add to the city’s fiesta.
Seattle is also a shopper’s paradise. There are several huge markets and malls that offer every big and small thing of need. People of all kinds of pockets can shop here and take back home some sweet memories in the form of mementoes and souvenirs. Check out the Seattle premium outlets, factory stores at the North Bend and REI and Starbucks for some reasonable yet great shopping. Not to miss is the thrilling nightlife of Seattle. The city sizzles in the night with rocking music that rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. For the foodies, Seattle offers all kinds of cuisines and some distinct mouth watering dishes that will make you hooked to the city forever. There are many big hotels, restaurants and small eating joints to taste the flavor of the city.
For those budget travelers who are traveling for the first time to Seattle, a research on lodging and other things is must. Spend some time on the internet or talk to people who have already been to Seattle or your travel agent for best possible economical arrangements.