Washington's largest city and the gateway to the state, Seattle, has a spectacular setting between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with Mount Rainier in the background. With its prime location and enviable lifestyle it is one of America's most attractive cities.
If the iconic Space Needle is Seattle's heart, then Pike Place Market is its soul. Seattle Aquarium is one of the country's best, while the Seattle Art Museum has a permanent collection, ranging from Egyptian Reliefs and wooden African sculptures to Old Master paintings and contemporary American art. Trendy Belltown to the south of Seattle's centre has been compared to Manhattan's Upper East Side, thanks to the broad avenues lined with hip clubs, chic restaurants and eclectic shops.
Top itineraries in Seattle
Discover America’s unique geography all the while staying in picturesque ranches and lodges on this self-drive tour. Starting in Salt Lake City, you'll take in the natural splendours of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks before driving the Pacific West Coast to finish in Seattle.
See America’s rural Northwest between staggering volcanoes, rugged coastlines and great bohemian cities
Top places to stay in Seattle
Originally built in 1926, Hotel Ändra is a classic brick and terracotta building located in Seattle's trendy Belltown neighbourhood and the retail district. In a nod to the city’s Nordic heritage, the luxury boutique hotel has Scandinavian design elements combined with the Pacific Northwest elements
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