Seattle, on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland (hence its nickname, “Emerald City”). It’s home to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, is its most recognizable landmark.
Places to see: Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Downtown waterfront,
Main currency: $US Dollar
Main language: English
Tipping: Waitstaff, Bartenders, and Tour Guides 15% – 20%
What to eat: Salmon, Piroshky, Paseo sandwiche, Geoduck, Dick’s burgers
What to drink: Coffee, Bubble tea, Craft beer, Ginger beer, Cider, Local wine