Seattle has a population of 608,660 making it the biggest city in Washington. It operates on the PDT time zone.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||56 m over sea level|
|Airports||King County International Airport, Lake Union Seaplane Base, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport|
Positioned between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, the dynamic city of Seattle is the most populated city in the State of Washington.
Seattle's Puget Sound is a body of ocean water that provides access to the Pacific Ocean through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It contains numerous channels, estuaries, inlets and islands - including the San Juan.
Similar to Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle is virtually surrounded by water, and its waterfront is alive with activity. Spectacular vistas are everywhere including the Olympic Mountains, and the snow-covered peak of Mt. Rainier in the Cascade Mountains to the southeast.
Frequently cloudy with rain in the forecast, most locals and visitors could care less about umbrellas and shelter as trendy Seattle is home to many significant attractions, including the Olympic Sculpture Garden, Seattle Art Museum, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and dozens of entertainment and shopping venues. Note: In Seattle most of the rain falls in the winter months, and perfect weather is common, June - August.
World renowned as the birth place of grunge music, tasty coffee served in innovative shops, and as a corporate base for Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks, Seattle is a major cultural, economic and educational center, and a fabulous place to live. Frankly, it's a must visit on any Washington vacation
Did you know?
- The nation's highest percentage of college graduates live in Seattle.
- The Great Seattle Fire in 1869 destroyed 25 entire city blocks downtown. No human lives were lost, but over 1 million rats were killed.
- Seattle's houseboat population is the country's largest at almost 500!
- The Farmer's Market at Pike Place Market is the longest continuously operating market of its kind in the U.S. (since 1907)!
Take a look at the Seattle map for some great places to visit while in Seattle!
- Seattle Skyline View....
- Pike Place Market Walking Tours
The soul of Seattle and the most popular attraction in the city, Pike Place Market draws millions of visitors annually.
It's a food lover's dream and a celebrated culinary landmark. Go behind the scenes and take a walking tour to experience some of the hot spots of this famous Seattle market.
Taste mouth-watering fresh seafood, learn new buying and cooking tips, meet exceptional people who give the market its life and find your way around a maze of stalls, shops and Seattle restaurants.
- Space Needle
A major landmark of the Pacific Northwest and the unofficial symbol of Seattle, the Space Needle is a 605 foot tall tower with a 520 feet observation deck offering dazzling views of the Downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Needle is a must see for every Washington visitor.
The top of the Needle can be reached via elevators that travel at 10mph. Once at the top, visitors can enjoy a charming dinner within the rotating SkyCity restaurant and purchase memorable souvenirs from the gift shop.
- Woodland Park Zoo
With many "Best National Exhibit Awards" from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Woodland Park Zoo has what is considered the world's finest immersion exhibit, a gorilla habitat, which opened in the late 1970s.
The zoo is filled with engaging, award-winning exhibits, including the Zoomazium, a naturalistic kids' play space divided into zones of eco-themed fun.
The Tropical Rain Forest is home to animals such as ocelots, bushmasters and toucans, and the Tropical Asia exhibit with its Elephant Forest and Trail of Vines. This exceptional Seattle zoo can easily entertain the whole family for a full day, or perhaps even two!