Seattle, Washington


One of the most beautiful cities on the west coast, Seattle is a departure port for cruises to Alaska. Explore the waterfront with its historic attractions, do some shopping at Pike Place Market, climb up to the top of the Space Needle, slurp on some delicious soup in the Chinatown District or simply sit back and sip a coffee at Starbucks. Seattle is a city with a buzz all its own - you have to come here to feel it!

DON'T MISS

The Space Needle is Seattle's most iconic attraction from where one can get amazing views of the city. Make time to have meal at the revolving restaurant on to.

A visit to Pike's Place Market is an absolute must when in Seattle. More than a 100 years old this market is abuzz with activity.

THINGS TO DO AND SEE

  • This is the city of Boeing, so how can you not visit the Museum of Flight partly housed in the Red Barn, the original Boeing factory built in 1909. The history of manned flights is traced through its exhibits, and on display are all of 20 airplanes!
  • Art aficionados make a stop at the Seattle Art Museum that boasts of an interesting collection of modern, Native American, African and Asian art.
  • The Olympic
  • On the waterfront at Pier 59 is the Seattle Aquarium where you can you thousands of species of marine life from sting rays to playful dolphins and more.
  • If music is your thing the Experience Music Project is for you. Dedicated to American popular music, its history and its progress, from jazz to pop, blues to hip hop and it's bound to strike a chord with you!

SHOP

The Downtown area is filled with stores and you can shop to your heart's content for designer wear and wares. Drift on to the biggest ongoing farmers market - Pike's Place Market for a serendipitous trip and stumble upon interesting bric-a-brac, including different types of fresh produce too!

GRAB A BITE

In Seattle your bond with the sea is bound to get stronger as you sample the fish and chips, clam chowder and crabs cooked here. Restaurants are plenty and the food is good. You will surely be visiting Pike's Place, so do remember that the street food you get there is great! Seattle is the home of Starbucks - so stop by for some coffee!

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Seattle has a reputation for being a rainy place, but don't let that stop you from visiting! The best time to visit Seattle is during summer season starting from May to September. The weather during this time is warm and dry with average temperature ranging from 70 - 85 F.

LOCAL CURRENCY

The US dollar is the currency used in Seattle. ATM machines are dime a dozen, and almost everywhere your credit card will be accepted.