5 Reasons Seattle Is the Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted by on March 31, 2015

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While the NBA may have left Seattle, there’s much more to the city than just being a former home of a really good basketball team. After all, there’s lots of things the city is known for – books, coffee, Amazon, Microsoft, music, the great outdoors and yes, rain. If you’re not convinced about coming to the seat of King County, Washington, these reasons will change your mind:

Gorgeous Views 

Seattle by Night

Seattle is ever famous for the Space Needle, but that structure does more than just provide wonderful photo opportunities. You can also climb up to see some really great views from any direction.

Another place to get good views of the city is on the 73rd floor of the Sky View Observatory in West Seattle. Here, you get to see Mts Baker and Rainier, the city itself and Elliot Bay.

Great Neighborhoods 

There are lots of diverse neighborhoods in Seattle and they’re all very interesting. You can start out pretty simple and head to Capitol Hill to enjoy all the vintage clothing shops and boutiques as you walk towards downtown. From there, Pioneer Square, Belltown (an upscale neighborhood), Pike Place Market and much more are very much accessible.

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Beacon Hill is a diverse neighborhood worth the visit with its 45-acre park and the Tippe and Drague Alehouse with lots of locally crafted beer. Of course, there’s the Chinatown-International District (for food), Fremont and Ballard.

Awesome Food & Drink 

Fans of Starbucks can head to Pike Place Market to see the original shop, but that’s just the beginning. There’s lots of coffee options in Seattle and one that is worth checking out is Street Bean Espresso for its sustainable locally roasted coffee.

If you fancy a glass of wine, then head to Woodinville which features several rooms of wines from the Columbia Valley.

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Of course, when it comes to food, there’s just too many options (Mighty-O Donuts, Local 360, etc). In other words, you definitely won’t go hungry when you’re in Seattle.

Glorious Museums 

Whether you like them indoor or outdoor, Seattle has it all. There’s the Seattle Art Museum which focuses on Northwest, Pacific Island and Japanese Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Nordic Heritage Museum and the Museum of History and Industry.

Island Hopping 

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Hop on a ferry and head to Vashon to pick berries, watch wales or go on a hike. You can also visit Bainbridge Island to check out the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Also, there’s Suquamish where you can pay respects at the grave of Chief Seattle and enjoy a view of the city named after him.

And those are just five reasons but there are more! No matter what your heart desires, there’s something you can find here in Seattle. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to this lovely city for your next holiday!

Photos by: Kay GaenslerTiffany Von ArnimDavid HerreraMatt

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