Seattle is home to Pacific Northwest cuisine, America’s best coffee, and an iconic skyline dominated by the picture-perfect Space Needle. If you, like most, are beginning your Seattle vacation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, your best bet for getting to downtown is hopping on the efficient and inexpensive Light Rail.
If you had to sum up Seattle tourism in three words, they’d be culture, nature, and cuisine. You can start your cultural route at the Seattle Art Museum before heading over to Chinatown, one of the oldest and most vibrant in the United States. The Ballard Locks should also be at the top of your list when you travel to Seattle as they offer an interesting first-hand look at the Pacific Northwest’s important fishing industry.
Nature lovers will also relish a trip to Seattle. The city’s location between Mt. Ranier, Olympic National Park, and Puget Sound makes it an ideal home base for hiking, kayaking, and rock-climbing. You also can’t visit Seattle without taking a ride on a ferry and enjoying the amazing views of the Seattle skyline from the middle of Puget Sound.
Finally, the city’s unique cuisine has been a main feature of tourism in Seattle for years. Check out the day’s catch at Pike’s Place Market, a daily farmers market famous for its jovial fishmongers, and cap off your holiday in Seattle with fresh Pacific seafood in one of the stellar waterfront restaurants.