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Seattle is a city for music, culture, and a good cup of coffee. From atop the Space Needle, the cityscape inspires by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with scenes of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier in the distance. With art galleries like SAM (Seattle Art Museum), cultural exhibitions in the International district, and giant statues scattered throughout Fremont, art is never far. Complete a trip to Seattle with Olympic mountains high over the horizon on a ferry ride across the water to Bainbridge Island.
What to See: Both the Space Needle and Glass Gardens can be reached from downtown with a trip on the Monorail. The EMP or Experience Music Project sits below the Space Needle a wonder of modern architecture with uniquely designed exhibitions from video games and comic books to music and pop culture.
What to Eat: When in Seattle, warm up with a delicious cup of coffee. Visit the very first Starbucks near Pike Place Market to see the original mermaid logo—it’s a hole-in-the-wall, but remains a nostalgic stop for espresso lovers. Fresh fish and chips are famous down by the pier, and micro-brew beers are popular on tap.
Don’t Miss: Learn more about the city’s colorful history with the Seattle Underground Tour. This adventurous excursion into Seattle’s past unearths facts about the original foundations with a walk beneath the city. Delight in the things history books don’t mention with this informative guided tour.