Seattle is characterized by its mountains and water. Located in east of Lake Washington, Elliot Bay and Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean, is located at West of Duwamish River that flows south into the bay and waterway crosses the city of Lake Washington. Cascade Mountains rises to the east and west on the other side are the Olympic Mountains. City attractions are not only the beautiful views from the top of Space Needle, but also the surrounding landscape.
Water area near Pike Place Public Market is also a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. Here you can find the famous fish-throwing, fresh food and many shops, located just below market. What you’re looking at Pike Place original Starbucks coffee.
In rainy days you can visit museums such as the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Art Gallery and Henry Frye, Olympic Park Sculptures, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Flight Museum or the Museum of History and Industry, and a lot of art galleries. The visual arts are well represented in Seattle, so do not miss the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, or any of the songs that are played throughout the city.
There are alternatives such as Egyptian cinema on Capitol Hill and Grand Illusion in the University District, which runs in arty films or older than in conventional theaters. With an area of 316.5 ha, Discovery Park is the largest in Seattle. Park landscape consists of a wide variety of ecosystems, ancient forests and shores of large coastal tall. From the shores you can enjoy a high panoramic view of mountains, ocean and city. The charming West Point Lighthouse Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Centre is also in this park, and Fort Lawton military base, is required to be played by civilians in use. In this park wildlife have been spotted, such as eagles and pumas.
It is worth investigated and Underground Tour. In the great fire of 1889 burned 33 streets. Demolition and reconstruction would have taken too long, so it was built directly above the ruins, so that the layer consisting of the old city can still be seen intact in the streets.
After Honolulu, Seattle’s second city is the most “healthy”, in which 35% of the population is going through trails in the mountains and recreates many of the city parks. In addition to sports and nature side, Seattle has an artistic and cultural pulse accelerated, maintained artistic events and live music, dozens of libraries, multicultural neighborhoods and Asian cuisine and north-west.
The climate is moderate, with summers that highlight the bright line against the sky blue mountains. Even in winter rain and fog give the city a touch ethereal atmosphere.