Seattle is the closest of the Canada-United States border. It is a seaport city and its geographical location makes this city unique. Seattle is typical temperate marine climate. It is cool and wet in winter, warm and dry in summer and it rains a lot throughout the year, so it is also known as ‘Rain City’. Here are my favourite places in Seattle like Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum, Fremont ( Troll under the bridge), Pike Place Market, Water Front, Pioneer Square. Every morning, I enjoyed walking along the waterfront with a Seattle coffee, a wonderful beginning of a day!
The Water Front
The waterfront has become the attraction of Seattle. You can have the fresh seafood, souvenir and curio shops, ferry rides, aquarium… It’s enjoyable if you just simply walk along the piers and enjoy the view, it is so beautiful. The Seattle Great Wheel is at Pier 57, right at the end of the pier which is one of the biggest Ferris wheels in the States.
Pioneer Square is a storied street, the heart of Seattle history. There’s is many unique shops and one of the nation’s best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival style urban architecture and stone buildings from late nineteenth century. It seems like back to the old time when you walk on the street here. One of the famous building in this city, Smith Tower, it has a Observation Deck, you can have a panoramic view of downtown Seattle, the waterfront and Mt. Rainier.
Fremont (Troll under the bridge)
One of famous artwork in Seattle. It is located on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N., under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge, known as Aurora bridge.
Pike Place Market
One of the oldest farmer’s market in the States, overlooking the waterfront of Seattle. Besides the stalls in the market, there are also many things to do and see around here. The first Starbucks in the world just across the market, still keep the original look and logo. It is definitely an attraction to see but not a good place for coffee.
The iconic building in Seattle. Due to the limited budget, this is the end of my Space Needle visit but still, this area is one of my favourite places and you can see why. Museum of Pop Culture is right next to it and a park brings you the downtown Seattle and West Seattle neighbourhood view.
Seattle is a city that full of artistic atmosphere. You can see art pieces in every corner. The colourful Gum Wall in the alleyway will forever be my best memory of Seattle. It was cleaned and I hope I can see this Gum Wall again after 20 years.
Thanks to my couchsurfing host Keith, he showed me the best of Seattle. Kerry Park is where you can see the panoramic view Seattle and view from West Seattle is amazing, too. Seattle is so beautiful from different ways. You can feel the slow-paced life in this city, this is the life people are chasing for, isn’t it? This is my most favourite city in the world!
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