Don't be surprise if you realize there is such a place in the US where the consumption of Coca-cola is less than that of coffee.
We only had two days in Seatlle and really wished we had at least 5 so had to pick carefully what we wanted to do and see.
We stayed at the Mayflower Park Hotel which was centrally located for great street and mall shopping. This was a lovely Hotel. We loved Pike Place Market where we bought beautiful fresh fruit and really enjoyed looking at all the stalls and what was on offer. The walk along the waterfront with lovely views of the Harbour, Seattle Wheel and City behind and Souvenir Shops was very enjoyable. We also did two tours, Bill Speidel's underground tour and Ride the Ducks of Seattle. The tour guides were amazing, very informative, funny and kept you entertained and interested the whole of the tour. They were both a great asset to their tour business's and Seattle City. We would definitely recommend both of these tours to do. The EMP Museum was amazing, we were only there for 2 hours but could have spent 4-5 hours it was so enjoyable and was easy to get to on the Mono Rail. Seattle is a lovely City, the people were friendly and we felt very safe walking both day and night. Wonderful clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder, Thai and healthy salads and ofcourse Star Bucks on every street corner. Ching ching as one of our tour guides would say, so every country we went to on our holiday that had a Star Bucks we would say a quiet ching ching which brought back wonderful memories of the lovely time we had in Seattle.
Seattle, as a city actually doesn't have too much too offer in terms of museums, landmarks, or night life.
The space needle is totally overrated. As far as architecture goes, not much. Night life ends too early and bars everywhere close before 2 am, and many before then. History and culture is thin here... The most interesting thing about Seattle is the area around it. Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Snoqualmie Falls, Mount Si, Mount St. Helen's. These are all amazing. The city should be used as nothing more than a hub from which you can take day and weekend trips to these amazing natural wonders. If you enjoy outdoor activity of any intensity, you can find it in the areas around here. Definitely take a Ferry up to San Juan islands. But again, you wouldn't leave from Seattle. You'd have to drive up to Anacortes and take a ferry there. If you want to go geoduck hunting, which is awesome, again, not in the city, go out to north or south of Puget Sound. To re-iterate, the city is pretty dull. You have some big name companies like Amazon in South Lake Union and Microsoft in Redmond, etc... but not much for tourism. Stay absolutely away from the Seattle Aquarium unless you have children who like petting zoos. Steer clear of the space needle... You can go kayaking in the city at South Lake Union, ride some sea planes, and that's pretty much it for the actual city. I spent 3 months in this city interning. food is very very very BORING in seattle. There's no local delicacy that I've heard of. sure, they have some spin on a burger here or a pizza joint there, but nothing here stands out. Pike place is heralded as a great market... it's not, forget the hype. it's just a random fish market. and it's small. so if you think that's "charming" go for it. starbucks is everywhere, but really there's nothing special... considering they are everywhere. the first starbucks is in seattle, but there's nothing noticeably unique about it.
Excellent small city with friendly people, nice sightseeing, easy to catch the leisure boats to alaska through the victoria , Canada.
Also has heritage culture that is still be maintained until right now. The people also has some communities, such as celebrating coming spring. They also offer many sports attractions like hiking, gondola, fishing, etc.
We really liked our visit to Pike Place Markets but be there in the morning as lunchtime especially on the weekend gets very packed and busy.
Also we liked our brunch at the Space Needle restaurant as well as our visit to Chihuly Garden & Glass museum which was excellent!
We had very little time in Seattle. The main reason we visited was because it was the embarkation port of our cruise to Alaska.
However, after we visited we wished we had more time. There were many things to see and do in Seattle. We definitely recommended Pike Place Market and U-Village. U-village is a little far from downtown (Approx 15-20 mins by taxi and cost about USD20-25.- to get there one-way. But the place was nice. We had a chance to visited Space Needle , it is a nice attraction to visit as well. We took the monorail from space needle back to downtown. The ride was a little too short so we couldn't see much of the view. So may not worth trying.
Clean City with good pedestrian facilities and good public trasnport services, especially from the airport and to the central area.
First you should take the Duck Tour near to Seattle Tower, this gives a great overview of the town and where to go along with a bit of humorous history, it's a fun packed 90 minutes for all ages.
The shops down town are varied and good value for money. The Market area is great in varied goods and range of foods and restaurants. The people we met were most helpful especially one homeless soul outside the Holiday Inn Express who with his laptop could locate anything.
An interesting experience, coming from Asia I found it unfriendly and aloof. The inhabitants living behind closed doors in their little grids.
Many closed businesses and sheops reflecting the economic downturn. Clearly a city built for driving and not so many walkers. Lots of over weight people, who probably should have been walking more. Don't think I will go back.
If you want to try park zoo, great wheel , ferry , island and beach and the weather. Just come to seattle !
We would have loved much more time to see this vibrant city. So much to see, we missed the Bo,ing experience .
Don't ask for flat white coffee they will not know this one, ask for cafe au lait and that the word .
This is absolutely amazing and a must see! Chihuly Garden and Glass is a new art experience showcasing the most significant works of internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer Dale Chihuly.
My impression is Seattle is limited, nothing much to do. Generally one time is good enough for me. Try dim sum in Chinatown, it is a must.
Seattle is a great place... but be sure to leave time to get out of town and see the surroundings. Drive down to Rainier, visit the Islands, or overnight in the Olympic Natl.
Forest. It is worth seeking out the best restaurants in this town: Tilth, Mistral Kitchen, Purple, Crush, Mercantile and Fancy, How to Cook a Wolf, and many more. You'll drop a buck or too, but you'll never find better food.
Great city! Visit the fish market! Enjoy foods of all continents! Go shopping! Go for a walk around town! Great cityy, and if you are from Canada, the weather is not that bad at all, even in the winter!
Amazing city. Good for everything. Business, sightseeing and relaxation. It is clean and easy to live in.
Very clean city with beatiful views in all directions. If you can spare a day and have a car, I would highly recommend the drive to Mt.
Rainier National Park. I have been there twice (Paradise both times) and hope to make it to a different destination on the mountain the next time I visit. The mountain is beautiful on a clear day from the City, but nothing compares to being there!