If you don’t want to go to Alaska, then you might consider taking a trip to Seattle that is located in far U.S. northwestern corner. This beautiful city is located on the range of low hills overlooking mesmerizing water bodies with the Puget Sound to west, the Lake Washington to east a few miles away and the Lake Union that connects them in north.
Popular Seattle Center
The Seattle center can be reached by taking a Monorail ride. Reach the top to enjoy the spectacular view of this entire beautiful city, which is surrounded by all sides with mountains and lakes. This center includes Children’s Museum, Children’s Theater, Pacific Science Center, Bagley Wright Theater, Opera House, Key Arena, new Experience Music Project and Seattle Center Playhouse. There is also an amusement park, food gallery, assortment stores and video arcade.
Pike Place Market
The Pike Place Market overlooks Puget Sound waterfront. It is full of stores, kiosks and an array of vendors selling flowers, vegetables, seafood, and gifts. It is well known for flying fish market. Moreover, this market also homes to fine restaurants, ubiquitous coffee houses and specialty stores.
Seattle waterfront lies just behind the Pike Place Market. Several old fishing piers seem to have converted into shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. The popular Seattle Aquarium too is located here. The Argosy Harbor Tours starts from waterfront dock, which is an excellent way to enjoy the beautiful city is a completely different prospective. Alternatively, one can opt for sailing ship excursion, speedboat tour and para-sailing.
The Pioneer Square Historical District is yet another place worth visiting. It hosts several beautiful Victorian structures, antique stores, art galleries, bistros, book store, bars and sidewalk cafes. The square is adorned by bronze statue of Sealth, native chief, and totem pole. You might also consider talking an underground walk.
Attractions outside Seattle
Some attractions are also located at distant places, outside the city. Other attractions worth visit include Olympic Peninsula, Mt St. Helens National Monument, Mount Rainier National Park and San Juan Archipelago.
Chinatown also known as International District is short walk away from Pioneer Square. It is home to immigrants from Japan, China, Philippines, Pacific Islands and Korea. It is full of stores, Asian restaurants and grocery shops that sell Asian products. It hosts the Hing-Hay Park, Wing-Luke Asian Museum, and Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Seattle is an excellent place for shopping enthusiasts with the wide range of boutiques, department stores and specialty stores. If you are looking for some unusual merchandise, then Waterfront, Pike Place Market, Fremont, Chinatown and Pike Place Market could be your choice. Major shopping malls include Lynnwood, Northgate, South Center and Bellevue.
Seattle also has symphony, hundreds of theatre companies and ballet. It also has major league of sport teams. Seattle is also well known for outdoor sports like fishing, backpacking, hunting, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, boating and skiing. This spectacular beautiful city offers limitless wilderness adventures.
If you haven’t decided on the next travel destination, then make it Seattle. You can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty if this city and shop unusual merchandise, while resting at finest accommodations and enjoying mouth watering cuisine.