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Seattle Sights and Landmarks Guide, Washington

Seattle is a wonderful tourist destination with picturesque sights. It is one of the largest cities of the United States of America. The wonderful location of the city between Lake Washington and Puget Sound gives it a wonderful setting and this attracts a lot of vacationers. The city overlooks Elliott Bay and is known by the nickname of The Emerald City. Seattle is in fact known for its greenery and the scenic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Mountains to its west and east. When it comes to talking about the infrastructure, Seattle’s architectural advancement can be accessed through magnificent skyscrapers and an excellent park system.

There are numerous sightseeing places in Seattle and this is the primary reason for its popularity among vacationers. A must in Seattle is the tour of the Boeing factory. This tour is unique as it takes the visitors through a complete tour of the Boeing factory and you can experience the manufacture of the Boeing airplanes in its different stages. This tour is a potential tourist attraction in Seattle.

Chittenden locks along with fish ladders are another famous tourist attraction of the city. In the locks small gathered crowds can always be found, watching the steady parade of motorboats, sailboats, barges, tugs and yachts. The ladders have gradual inclination which allows the fish to swim gently downstream or upstream. The place provides a wonderful sightseeing experience.

The Pike Place Market is also a famous tourist sight that is visited by a lot of vacationers. The important attribute of this market is the availability of all kinds of products starting from farm products to specialty foods, international groceries to handmade crafts and antiques and other forms of collectibles. Besides all these things, books and clothes are also available in this market. In fact, the market can be said to represent the actual ethnic and social life of Seattle.

Among other famous tourist attractions of Seattle we can consider the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Museum of Flights. While the aquarium is an excellent place for the kids, the museum consists of an extensive assortment of historic aircrafts. The most well-known sights of Seattle are the Pioneer Square, which depicts the ethnic culture of Seattle through its historic ambiance, and Snoqualmie Falls, which offers an excellent view, especially in the rainy season. Seattle with its rich culture intertwined with beautiful sights can be called one of the perfect tourist destinations of the world.

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    Seattle is also known as the Emerald City. This is the result of a nickname-seeking contest held in 1982. Before this, it was called the Queen City of the Northwest. In the early 1960s it was also called Jet City because of its relations with the Boeing aerospace corporation. Its climate is...
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Seattle City Ratings

  • Rating76%
    City Rank179
  • History & Culture: rated for 60%
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  • Family & Fun: rated for 60%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 85%
  • Food: rated for 80%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 80%
  • Shopping: rated for 70%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 60%
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