Discover the Vibrant City of Seattle
If you're going to be visiting the Pacific Northwest regions of the United States, then you simply have to make a stop in the city of Seattle. Seattle is officially nicknamed the "Emerald City", a name which refers to the beautiful evergreen surrounds of the city. However, it is also known locally as the Rainy City, Jet City and the Gateway to Alaska. Despite its somewhat melancholy reputation, there are plenty of things to do in Seattle.
After booking in to your Seattle hotel, you might decide to spend some time at the Pike Place Market. This open-air street market gathers incredibly large crowds on the weekends but you can enjoy some great Seattle shopping here during the week as well. Once you've done all your shopping, you might try the Seattle Underground Tour. This one and a half hour tour will soon have you informed about the city's history in and fun and interactive way. While you're discovering the history of Seattle, you might also make a stop at Pioneer Square - the city's oldest settlement.
No trip to Seattle is complete without a climb up to the top of the Seattle Space Needle. Besides offering a fantastic view from a height of 520 feet, you can also enjoy a memorable meal at the Sky City rotating restaurant. From there you might try a trip to the Museum of Flight where you can try your hand at space navigation in the NASA space flight simulator. Or you might view an impressive collection of art and architecture at the Seattle Art Museum. But you're most certainly not done in Seattle yet. There is still the Woodland Park Zoo, the Washington Park Arboretum, the Seattle Aquarium and the brilliant Children's Museum to enjoy. For a something a little less developed, you might try one of the many nature trails or beaches to be found in Discovery Park and Golden Gardens Park.
Seattle may be known as the birthplace of grunge music and coffee companies, but there is so much more to the city than this. Book a five star hotel in Seattle now and discover this great city for yourself!