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Experience Seattle, WA

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Seattle’s enviable location in the Pacific Northwest makes it one of the most scenic and livable cities in the country. Residents and visitors have an array of cultural, recreational, and culinary options at their fingertips and unspoiled wilderness within arm’s reach. Nestled between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, near the Olympic Mountains, Seattle was named One of the Best Places for the Next Decade,(1) City of the Year(2) and one of the Great Cities for Young Adults.(3) It has a legendary music scene, world-class museums and galleries, and major league baseball games that sell organic and vegan food. Seattle’s dining scene is infused with vibrant ethnic influences and an abundance of fresh seafood caught daily in Puget Sound. Aspiring chefs can go nuts at the Pike Place Market, America’s most famous farmer’s market(4), and revel in the bounty of local produce, organic farms, and more than 400 wineries. Seattle is noted particularly for its Asian cuisine, especially its fresh sushi, and its many top-shelf steakhouses and Italian restaurants. It’s also the “Capital of Coffee,” home to the original Starbucks and dozens of artisanal roasters. Not surprisingly, it’s often included on various publications’ lists of top food cities – most recently, it ranked #7 on Travel and Leisure's list of America’s Best Cities for Foodies.(4)

  1. http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/10-best-cities-2010-for-the-next-decade.html#
  2. http://www.fastcompany.com/multimedia/slideshows/content/fast-cities-2009.html?page=2
  3. http://kiplinger.com/slideshow/more-great-cities-for-young-adults/1.html#top
  4. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-cities-for-foodies/8

Learn More About Seattle

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Unique Attractions

  • Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  • Bumpershoot, SEAFAIR, and Other Festivals
  • Burke Museum (Pacific Northwest Native American Culture)
  • Experience Music Project
  • Northwest Folklife Festival (the largest folk festival in the world)
  • Pioneer Square Historic District
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Seattle Music Fest
  • Seattle Waterfront
  • Space Needle Observation Tower
  • U-District – University of Washington
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • World Rhythm Festival

Social & Culinary Attraction

  • Annual Bite of Seattle
  • European Style Farmers Markets (Weekly, year-round: Ballard, Fremont, Seasonal: Madrona, Wallingford, Olympic Sculpture Park, Georgetown)
  • Issaquah Salmon Days Festival (Celebrating the annual return of the salmon)
  • Neighborhood Farmers Markets (Seven all food-all local markets)
  • The Original Starbucks (downtown)
  • Pike Place Market
  • Savor Seattle Food Tours (Featured in Bon Appétit Magazine and Frommer’s Travel Guide)

Seattle Area Chefs

  • Antolin Blanco (Pomodora)
  • Bart Kuliczkowski (Sages Restaurant)
  • Ethan Stowell (Ethan Stowell Restaurants: Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, Tavalota, Staple & Fancy)
  • Jason Stratton (Spinasse)
  • Mauro Golmarvi (Assaggio)
  • Tamara Murphy and Juli Guillemette (Brasa)
  • Thierry Rautureau (Rover’s)
  • Tom Douglas (Ting Momo)
  • Vickie McCaffree and Jessica Campbell (Yarrow Bay Grill)
  • Wayne Johnson (Andaluca)
  • And many, many more!


Average Temperatures

  • January 35° – 45°
  • July 56° – 75°


  • Emerald City
  • City of Flowers
  • City of Goodwill


  • Ballard
  • Eastlake
  • First Hill
  • Lower Queen Anne
  • West Seattl
  • And More


  • Light Link Rail System
  • Metro Transit
  • Seattle Streetcars
  • Seattle Center Monorail Sounder Commuter Train


  • Seahawks (NFL)
  • Mariners (MLB)
  • Storm (WNBA)
  • Sounders F.C. (MLS)
  • Thunderbirds (WLH)

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