There’s no other city quite like Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. The largest city in the state of Washington is home to big companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, yet manages to retain a vibe that’s both contemporary and cozy.
There are plenty of options when it comes to enjoying nature and getting near the Pacific when meandering through Seattle. Explore the beachfront and trails of Discovery Park, walk or bike through the gorgeous Green Lake Park, or head up Queen Anne Hill and get a breathtaking view of the city from Kerry Park.
Seattle’s got its share of cultural attractions as well. From institutions such as the Olympic Sculpture Park, Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and more, there’s plenty to see and do.
The food and drink scene in Seattle is absolutely stellar. The birthplace of Starbucks, the city is home to some of the country’s best coffee shops — from mom-and-pop cafes to the bigger guys. Food-wise, the fresh options from the sea make for incredible dining at all levels, while wines from nearby Walla Walla and Oregon’s Willamette Valley are true hidden gems in the global wine scene.