It’s called the Emerald City for a reason — Seattle is green and gorgeous. Get the lay of the land (and surrounding mountains) from the lofty Space Needle, then explore the Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum and Dale Chihuly’s stunning Garden and Glass Museum, all in the Seattle Center.
Nearby Pike Place Market is a major draw for its fish stalls, restaurants and lively bars. While downtown, visit the Seattle Central Library and Seattle Art Museum and stop for photos with the Hammering Man. The Olympic Sculpture Park holds nine acres of massive sculptures and provides stunning views of Elliot Bay. Enjoy a brisk walk through Discovery Park to see why Washington is called the Evergreen State.
Seattle's distinct personality comes from an eclectic mix of neighborhoods. Coffee houses, vintage boutiques and record stores line the hip streets of Capitol Hill and Ballard. Downtown and Queen Anne offer trendy restaurants and shops. Grab brunch at Beth's Café, known for massive twelve-egg omelets (and eternal bragging rights). Dinner at Restaurant Zoe is the perfect locavore experience.