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Seattle Washington, the “Emerald City”

by WCC on October 2, 2012

in North America, United States

Dubbed as the “Emerald City,”Seattle is among the largest and busiest cities in the United States. Every year, several thousands of tourists from all parts of the globe go there to visit its world-renowned landmarks and attractions.

The Space Needle serves as a symbol of the city of Seattle. This historical landmark was built 50 years ago. It is 184 meters high and has an observation deck at 160 meters up, where visitors can take in a 360-degree view of the metro. In order to reach the top, visitors have to take the elevators that travel at 4.5 meters per second.

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The Seattle Art Museum consists of three facilities – the main museum located in downtown Seattle, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. It features a collection of around 25,000 art pieces, which are of the ethnic, modern, traditional-European, 20th century American, and Aboriginal Australian genres. It is home to some of the world’s most important pieces such as Lucas Cranach the Elder’s ‘The Judgment of Paris,’ and Alexander Calder’s ‘Eagle.’

The Pike Place Market is a public farmers’ market built on a steep hill, overlooking the Elliot Bay. It is where people can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products all year round. It houses eight residential buildings where around 500 farmers, merchants, and craftspeople live. It attracts over 10 million local and foreign tourists every year.

The Seattle Aquarium draws almost 1 million tourists annually. It is located on Pier 59, by the bay. It serves as the home of various marine life such as sea anemones, seals, sea otters, rockfish, salmon, and sharks.

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The Museum of Flight consists of several buildings spread out on the Boeing Field at the King County Internationa Airport. It features a massive collection of anything flight related aircraft, sailplanes, jets, and fighter planes. It accommodates almost 500,000 visitors annually.

The EMP Museum is the place for music enthusiasts. Formerly called the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum, it features exhibits of the different music genres, legendary musicians, and musical instruments, as well as information about pop culture and science fiction.

Many of these Seattle tourist attractions are located just a few minutes from each other, so it is practical to book a hotel that is also in the vicinity.


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The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is located only a block away from the Pike Place Market, just across the Seattle Art Museum, and about 500 meters from the waterfront. It offers luxury at a reasonable price, with the numerous amenities guests can avail of. Its 147 rooms are equipped with televisions, private bathrooms, minibars, phones, and a lot more to ensure comfort and relaxation. Rooms are available for as low as $240 per night.

After several hours of sightseeing, having dinner at the hotel’s ART Restaurant is recommended. Feasting on various Pacific Northwest dishes while enjoying a magnificent view of the Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay is a good way to the end day.

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