"First Visit To Seattle" Seattle by Donna_in_India
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I am a city lover and was surprised that it took me so long to get to Seattle. The most disappointing thing about it was that I only had one day there! I would love to have spent more time exploring.
Of the 3 things I was able to do while visiting I would recommend all 3:
The Boeing Tour outside the city was my favorite and even if you only have a minimal interest in aviation I would recommend going.
Take the quick ride to the top of the Seattle landmark, Space Needle, for a good view of downtown Seattle, the surrounding water and islands.
Take a walk around, maybe grab something to eat at Pike Place Market.
For more travel information check out the Seattle visitor's site at www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/.
Some Seattle facts:
The metro area is the 15th largest in the U.S.
Nicknames include The Emerald City & Rain City
Population: 3.3 milliion in the metro area, almost 600,000 in the city
It is the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix and grunge music
Coffee Companies founded in Seattle: Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee
Major corporations with Seattle connections: Boeing and Microsoft
The Space Needle is the most famous symbol of Seattle. It was built for the 1962 World's Fair and was literally finished... more travel advice
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