Seattle has an unmistakable cityscape and has been called home to many of the most entrepreneurial minds in this country’s recent history. Whether you do your online shopping on Amazon, drink your morning coffee at Starbucks, or purchase your computer software from Microsoft, you are doing business with a Seattle-based company. So what makes Seattle so appealing for the leaders of these companies to settle down in the Emerald City? Well, we have developed a list of some of the best things to do in Seattle, Washington when you take your visit. Once you’re there and partake in these activities, you will be able to see for yourself.
Seattle Tourist Attractions
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Prepare to be amazed when you step in the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit on Harrison Street. Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned glass sculptor and is known for creating blown glass masterpieces. The $19 admission for adults is well worth the investment.
Pike Place Market
Founded in 1907, the Pike Place Market is the longest continually run farmer’s market in the United States. Spanning nine acres near Elliott Bay, The Pike Place market is where you want to go to experience the freshest local foods that Seattle has to offer. Beware, though, as you don’t want to get hit in the head by a flying fish!
Perhaps the most recognizable landmark of the Seattle cityscape is the Space Needle. Visitors are able to take the 41-second trip up an elevator to reach the top, where they will find an observation deck, a gift shop, and the rotating SkyCity restaurant. Take a trip upwards to see all of downtown Seattle, as well as the Cascade Mountains and Mount Ranier.
For an excellent fine-dining experience, choose Altura for your dinner option. Altura combines the flavors of Italian cooking and the Pacific Northwest. You can choose either the three-course or the five-course dinner option and tailor your meal to delight your taste buds.
Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder was created by Larry Mellum in 1991 and has been thriving in Seattle ever since. Be sure to try one of their famous chowders, ranging from New England clam chowder to Southwestern chicken & corn chowder, and combine it with a delectable sandwich or salad.
The owners of Tat’s Deli came from Philly and brought their delicious Cheese Steak sandwich with them. In addition, the deli offers more than 20 perfectly made hoagies and hot subs that will satisfy your palate.
Seattle boasts some of the most passionate sports fans among the professional ranks, and for good reason. The Seattle Seahawks are the current Super Bowl champions, and the Seattle Sounders are constant powers in the MLS. Both teams play their home games at CenturyLink Field, and the fans are known to be the loudest in the country. Safeco Field is also home to the Seattle Mariners and is a great place to spend a sunny summer day.
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