Seattle is nicknamed the “Emerald City”, and it’s easy to see why – at every turn you’ll find lush, evergreen trees amid the city’s steely skyscrapers. Sightseeing here can take you to sandy beaches or snowcapped mountains; to historical cultural sites or dramatic modern-day art venues, such as the Seattle Art Museum.

Don’t miss a trip to historic Pike Place Market, where stalls are piled high with colourful fruits, pungent cheeses, and freshly sliced meats. For 360-degree views, zoom up to the Space Needle’s observation deck and see Elliott Bay’s bustling waterfront, Downtown’s dazzling lights, and tree-covered Mt Rainier.

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  • 10 Best Local Restaurants in Seattle

    This guide presents the best local restaurants in Seattle and the great food they have to offer. Seattle is among the country’s top culinary destinations and its local food scene is quite a mix that owes much to its geographical location – close to the sea and producers of fresh goods – as well as its multiculturalism. Whether it's seafood, baked...

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