Surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, Seattle encompasses thousands of acres of parkland — hence its nickname, the ‘Emerald City’. Adventure awaits in this exciting, urban city. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, there’s everything here for visitors, from high art to sky-high mountain peaks. Filled with tasty treats, Pike Place Market is a must see; aisles of gleaming fruits and vegetables sit alongside stands of locally crafted jewellery and gifts. Take a market tour and learn about the food and history of the market; the Fish Market with its famous flying fish is not to be missed. For art walks, quirky boutiques and nightlife, check out Pioneer Square, where you can take an underground tour to visualise Seattle as it once was in its gold rush days. And no visit would be complete without a visit to the futuristic Space Needle, with its revolving restaurant, gift shop and spectacular views of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains from the observation deck.
Late June through to early September are the best times to visit Seattle, when the weather is at its most pleasant. July and August are particularly busy with visitors, whilst May, September and October are generally quieter months with mostly mild weather.
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