Most of us know Seattle as the birthplace of Starbucks or as a nature-lover’s paradise. However, there is a lot more to The Emerald City than coffee and mountains. Here are some things that make Seattle a must-see vacation.
1. Eat at Pike Place Market
Famously known as the home to the “original” Starbucks, this legendary downtown farmers’ market is known for its local vegetables, fresh seafood and cornucopia of cheeses. Even if you’re not hungry, it’s worth stopping by just to see the famous flying fish, a tradition where vendors toss salmon to each other and crack jokes. It’s so entertaining it’ll (almost) make you forget about the smell.
2. Go to the top of the Space Needle
Sure, it’s touristy, but the view of the city from up top this 605-metre futuristic tower, built for the 1962 World’s Fair is absolutely breathtaking. Plus, you can take a fun trip on the Seattle Center Monorail to get there.