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Top city spots in Seattle, USA

Constantly ranked in the top 10 of best places to live in the United States, Seattle is the jewel of the Pacific North West. With acclaimed museums, lush parks, and a vibrant underground culture, the Emerald City is a town filled with fun and beauty, just waiting to be explored.

Seattle is famous for being the headquarters to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon; it‘s also the place where Starbucks opened their first coffee house. You can visit the original location, which opened in 1971 or take a tour at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where you can see how the coffee is roasted. Surely the perfect way to start your day in this coffee mad metropolis. Located next door to the first Starbucks outlet is Pike Place Market. Opened in 1907, the market is a flourishing community of farmers, street performers, restaurants, underground shops, and bookstores. This is Seattle's most visited attraction, where you can taste local cuisine at its very best, at the Pink Door, Pike Place Chowder, Lowell’s, and the Crumpet Shop. Seattle is full of parks and beaches that offer outdoor activities to enjoy during the warmer months. Kayak or paddleboard from Gas Works Park to Lake Union Park, play volleyball and enjoy a campfire on Alki Beach, or explore the conservatory in Volunteer Park. For the best views of Seattle, head to the top of Space Needle. This iconic landmark offers panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to the Olympic Mountains. The 175-foot-tall Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 also offers impressive vistas of this beautiful harbour city. Seattle has many museums of interest and a trip to Pioneer Square is highly recommended. The area is home to: the Klondike Gold Rush Museum, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle Art Museum (SAM), and Museum of Flight. As the birthplace of 80’s Grunge, a genre pioneered by the band Nirvana, Seattle is respected for its contribution to the international music scene. The city’s passion for music and modern culture is celebrated at the Museum of Pop Culture - an inspirational venue that should definitely be on your must-see list!