A Travel Guide to Seattle

Posted on January 9, 2009 @ 2:06 am
by Mary Bush

Seattle is a port city, located between Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean and Lake Washington, is the county seat of king county. Seattle, a vacation destination of great prominence is by population the largest city in the US state of Washington. The land of coffee growers and coffee lovers. Seattle may survive without sunshine but would find it difficult to thrive without their favorite beverage. It is full of surprises and every second springs up some kind of entertainment.

An unforgettable holiday is in your cards if you have decided to choose Seattle as the destination. Home to grunge music and other musicians, atheists and antagonists find their favorite haunt here. It is generally known as the most “unchurched” city in the country. Like Rome, Seattle is also perched on seven hills. The hilly terrain gives hikers their hearts fill. Sailing, camping, hiking, cycling, para-sailing, you name it we have it here. The rivers, seas, lake, forests and fields invite the visitors to indulge in their favorite pastimes.

Though it is an earthquake prone area, Seattle continues to amuse people. Nothing could deter people from heading towards their favorite haunt. The cultural heartbeat of the Pacific North West, Seattle and its victorian architecture, fine art galleries and shops give you a feeling of wow. It is a favorite place of movie buffs and they throng Seattle at the time of the Seattle film festival when films of international standards are screened. It also hosts many international festivals like the greek festival and many other ethnic festivals.

The pike place market is a favorite haunt of natives and tourists alike. The Seattle fish acquaruim gives you the chance to see the sea life in all its glory. You can go underwater in a glass dome and see all types of sharks glide and dance around you. You can experience the water front along the promenade linking the piers, or take a harbor tour, island cruise or go for a fishing excursion. Nightlife at pioneer square is an exhilarating experience. The Space needle is like the Eiffel tower to Seattle. You can’t go without paying homage to this architectural wonder. An elevator ride of 41 seconds takes you to a height of 520 ft to the observation deck of the space needle. The meal at the lofty restaurant at the top that revolves 360 can be an exhilarating experience.

Watch elephants, gorillas, piranhas and penguins in their natural environment at the Woodland Park Zoo. If you are really interested in seeing the city rebuilt after the great fire, embark on a guided underground tour which tells you about the early settlers of Seattle. Capture Seattle from a Duck! People round the world both young and old adore riding the Ducks! The hilarious, Coast Guard-certified maritime captains assure a musical tour of the Emerald City. From Amphibious World War II vehicles you can see Seattle from both land and water. You will love the experience of riding a truck into the water, the real party on wheels that float. This and more awaits you at the port city! Embark on a weekend to see one of the most wonderful places on earth.

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