Thinking of taking a trip to Seattle on your next vacation? Here are some of the things you wouldn’t want to miss
The land of Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy and Mark Sloan a.k.a. McSteamy, well-known characters from the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. If you love the sea and you’re obsessed with ferry boats like Derek Shepherd, well, this is the perfect place for you. Seattle is called the Emerald City because of its greenery, it is riddled with all kinds of greenery throughout the year, and it thrives in all seasons. It is the largest city in Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North Africa with a population of 4.02 million, thus making it the 15th largest state in the United States.
There are so many reasons to visit there. I mean, its mild, temperate, marine climate allows year-round outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, motor boating and team sports. The Seattle Seahawks is a prominent men’s professional team in American football of which Russell Wilson, the husband of the famous musician Ciara Princess Harris is a player.
It is hard to beat Seattle when it comes to fresh ingredients, forward-thinking chefs and an unparalleled dedication to all things local, and it is the best place to taste your heart out. One major component of Seattle’s daily life and popular culture that cannot be ignored is its relationship with coffee and coffeehouses. Reviewed facts show that Seattle has the highest per capita coffee consumption in the United States, and this has enabled hundreds of independent shops to thrive in the city that also produced the retail chains Starbucks and Tully’s. It has been theorized that the city’s fabulous weather is the number one contributor to the coffee’s unusual degree of popularity.
Seattle has more than two dozen Museums; the city’s parks and streets also include many examples of public art, among them the iconic and monumental sculptures of Seattle centre. Tourism abounds in Seattle throughout the year, and you can even go whale sighting on ferry boats. All these are available for your enjoyment in Seattle.
Brief History of Seattle
The great city of Seattle was founded in 1851, and the first called New York and then added a word from the Chinook Jargon meaning “by-and-by”, New York-Aiki. It was soon named Seattle, honoring the Duwamish Indian leader named Sealth. Seattle has always shown a spirit of optimism, enterprise, and self-promotion. At one time, this was standardized as “the Seattle Spirit”, a movement that allowed the city entirely to move mountains by washing down high hills to upgrade building sites, to join Puget Sound and Lake Washington with locks and a canal, and to construct the world’s largest artificial island at the gate of the Duwamish River.
This spirit can be credited with history like the 1970s Forward Thrust program. Numerous parks were built throughout the city, including Freeway Park that spans the I-5 freeway with hanging gardens and waterfalls. A building for the main branch of the Seattle Public Library was designed by Rem Koolhas, a new “green” city hall, a tunnel through downtown, and the deconstruction of the Alaskan Way Viaduct reimagining of the central waterfront brings Seattle into the 21st century.
One-of-a-kind Attractions in Seattle
Constructed for the 1962 World’s fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle immediately became an icon of the city recognized far and wide. The doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the design can be seen on the observation level you can reach after a 43-second elevator ride.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
Music, pop culture and science fiction all come together at the fascinating Museum of Pop Culture. The Frank-Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above. Still, if you look inside, its colorful exhibits enclose everything from the history of Indie video games and horror films, the Seahawks and more.
Pacific Science Center
The centre is a family-friendly museum where science lessons come to life. You can explore galaxies near and far in the planetarium, get up close and personal with bright creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House and maneuver a two-ton granite ball.
here, you can learn about and greet so many sea creatures of the Pacific Ocean, from puffers to giant clams, watch scuba divers feed the fish, gawk and sharks swimming skyward in the underwater dome and even touch a sea anemone.
Washington State Ferries
A glorious ride across Puget Sound on the Washington State Ferries vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. You can enjoy the breathtaking sights from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the neighboring communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton
Seattle Great Wheel
Built-in 2012, it has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline, plus its location provides a sightseeing perspective. You can take three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water and mountains on the horizon
In addition to the tourist attractions listed above, there are also various meals to try out in Seattle; some of these meals include Pho, the cream cheese hot dog(The Seattle Dog), hom bow, Starbucks coffee, Teriyaki etc.
Apart from the above listed, there are other places you can visit in Seattle. There are other places such as the Japanese Gardens, Pikes place market, Snoqualmie falls, Whidbey Island, Chihuly Garden and Glass, The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Museum of Flight etc. Seattle is a city with a breathtaking and enjoyable experience worth visiting.