Visitors to Seattle go for a taste of the high quality of life enjoyed by its residents. A modern, youthful and forward-thinking city, Seattle is known for its culture as much as an abundance of outdoor activities such as skiing and mountain climbing.
Seattle is the capital of the US Pacific Northwest and whether you are enjoying a coffee at the birthplace of the coffeehouse revolution or an exhilarating adventure in Mount Rainier National Park, it's a city that is likely to thrill as much as enlighten.
Seattle is full places of interest which appeal to a range of tastes and ages. Within the city centre, major attractions include the Experience Music Project, an interactive rock-and-roll museum which also serves as a music venue. Outside of the city, the Future of Flight Aviation Tour can be reached easily by car.
The warmest months are July and August when the maximum daily temperatures are 23C, which makes the summer a pleasant time to enjoy Seattle holidays. If you are looking for cheap holidays in Seattle, then it's easy to find a deal outside of the summer months.
International Film Festival, May - June: A celebration of short films and documentaries that inform, educate and entertain. It is the largest film festival in the United States.
Seafair, July: Since 1950, Seafair has brought the community of Seattle together every summer in a five week festival. Events include live concerts, fireworks display, triathlon and milk carton derby.
Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, July: 325 artists show their work in booths, there's live entertainment, a fantastic array of food and activities to entertain the whole family.
In the run up to Christmas, many people like to visit Seattle for its shopping. There is a good choice of independent and boutique stores as well as the famous Pike Place Market.
Things to do in the city include sampling the extensive local cuisine. Seattle has it all from Sushi to French cuisine and there is a strong trend towards using locally produced, organic food. You could then head to Pioneer Square, the historic district, which is also home to the best bars and clubs of the city.
Other activities include skiing, walking and mountain climbing at nearby Mount Rainier National Park. Alternatively, try to find one of the many vantage points across the city, such as the Space Needle Observation Point, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
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