Seattle, Washington, is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington in King County, of which it is the county seat, and overlooking Elliott Bay, Seattle is nicknamed The Emerald City. The city is a damp green gem, with an abundance of evergreen trees throughout, and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. The cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, the city and its surrounding areas are the home of the Space Needle, Boeing's aircraft assembly plants, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Costco, Nintendo of America, Starbucks, and the University of Washington, as well as a vibrant arts scene and an excellent park system.
Our official travel planner:
We encourage you to explore Seattle during your stay, As you will be in Seatlle for this Next Fifty India event. For your convenience we have listed the details about our official tour and travel planner information.
- For all Local Sight Seeing and Transportation, please contact our Official Travel Planner.
- Information for International Tourists in Seattle: http://www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/internationalvisitors.htm
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POINTS OF INTEREST IN SEATTLE
Seattle has many unique points of interests people identify with. Here are a few ideas and links to help you plan your visit.
- Space Needle
- Famous Graves
- Original Starbucks
- Fremont Troll
- Bill Gates House
- Experience Music Project
- Hammering Man
- Hat N' Boots
- Archie McPhee- To pick up a Librarian Action figure or Pig Catapault. They have moved from their former store in Ballard to a new location in Wallingford.
Amongst the best things about Seattle are the wonderful mountain and water views. Here are links to some of the best places to enjoy Seattle's views.
- Columbia Tower Observation Deck
There is an observation deck on the 73rd floor of Columbia Tower, at 701 Fifth Avenue, which offers views of Seattle and environs, along with a Starbucks coffee shop.
- Smith Tower Observation Deck
The Smith Tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Its location near the downtown waterfront and Pioneer Square provides fantastic views of the City.
- Space Needle Observation Deck
On the grounds of Seattle Center, the Space Needle Observation Deck provides 360 degree views from 520 feet above sea level. You can also view the webcam from the top of the space needle at this site.
There are lovely viewpoints all over the City maintained by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. This site provides a comprehensive list of viewpoints with photos and directions.
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AND WATERFRONT
- Pioneer Square
- Pike Place Market
- Myrtle Edwards Park
- Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle Aquarium
- Seattle Public Library
- Seattle Waterfall Garden
Secluded waterfall garden in Pioneer Square, located at 219 2nd Avenue South
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Seattle Center Monorail (http://www.seattlemonorail.com/) is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system (opened with Seattle Center in 1962) which provides a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle (The Westin Hotel) and Seattle Center.
Seattle Center Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations:
- Westlake Center Station, at 5th Avenue and Pine Street
- Seattle Center Station, adjacent to the Space Needle
Seattle Center Monorail is a favorite part of the Seattle skyline and the Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle,Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences.