Seattle, sits on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest and is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests that encompass thousands of acres of park lands (hence its nickname, “The Emerald City”). Seattle is home to a thriving and profitable tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, is its most recognizable landmark. Seattle is not only the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America but also the largest city in Washington State.
Seattle has many wonderful beaches. Alki beach has beautiful views of downtown Seattle and miles and miles of paved trail for those who enjoy walking or jogging. Another good beach is Golden Gardens, which is an awesome place for family because of its play areas for the kids. One important thing for all tourists is the restaurants and Seattle has lots of restaurants to choose from. In downtown Seattle you will find all kinds of food to choose from; Seafood, Mexican, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Thai and many more.
Shopping is very important for tourists. Seattle has two outlet malls, one north of Seattle on I-5 (exit 202), this is one of the best outlet malls around. Another is outside of the city in North Bend, which also has a wonderful waterfall. In this outlet mall, you will find most of the markets that you are looking for.
In the Downtown area you can visit many famous places like the Seattle Center Park, with arts, music, and an entertainment center. It’s also home to the world famous Space Needle with its amazing views. You can also visit the first Starbucks branch and the Public Market Center (Pike’s Place Market), which has a lot of vendor stalls where local folks sell cosmetics, artwork, fresh fish, test honey and unique goodies to take home and various other items. When you get in the Public Market, you will have the feeling of an old world market place. In Seattle you simply cannot skip the Space Needle because it has the best views of the Emerald City, Puget Sound, and Mt. Rainier.