Seattle is nicknamed the “Emerald City”, and it’s easy to see why – at every turn you’ll find lush, evergreen trees amid the city’s steely skyscrapers. Sightseeing here can take you to sandy beaches or snowcapped mountains; to historical cultural sites or dramatic modern day art venues, such as the Seattle Art Museum.

Don’t miss a trip to historic Pike Place Market, where stalls are piled high with colorful fruits, pungent cheeses, and freshly sliced meats. For 360 degree views, zoom up to the Space Needle’s observation deck and see Elliott Bay’s bustling waterfront, Downtown’s dazzling lights, and tree-covered Mt Rainier.

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When vacationing in the Pacific Northwest, you'll find endless things to do in Seattle, like visiting the iconic Space Needle,  zoos, museums, unusual art and cultural installations, and more. You can head for the 9-acre Olympic Sculpture Park for some outdoor exercise, to the iconic Seattle Great Wheel to overlook the waterfront, or to the gigantic arts, recreation, and sports complex at Seattle Center for a variety of fun activities. For...

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Information about Seattle can be found at the Seattle Visitor Information Centers across town which provide maps, brochures, advice, and information on all the happenings in this great town. If you need tour bookings, information on sports, festivals, and museums, you'll find it here, and get discount tickets.Seattle is easy to navigate with a network of light rail, bus, and streetcar transit. Be sure to grab an ORCA card to...

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