The Pacific Northwest is a captivating region where legends have sprung. In the pocket of Puget Sound Lowlands, the Seattle city has developed thereby welcoming new residents and visitors. From majestic nature to the city-specific opportunities that prosper around it, here are the top reasons for choosing the Seattle half day tour.
Seattle was founded in 1851 and named after Chief Seattle, the chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish Native American tribes who build a relationship with the settlers. After a few decades, in 1889 the Great Seattle Fire destroyed the city. While rebuilding, the workers have constructed a network of underground tunnels, so make sure to take the Underground Tour.
The city works very hard for staying evergreen. It is not difficult to think about the environment when Mt. Rainier takes up your rear-view mirror on the way to work daily. You will inhale fresh air while strolling around the city. Seattle City Light became the first in the US for becoming carbon neutral. Over the past 30 years, due to recycling, the people have saved more than 3 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Seattle is one of the five cities in the US, where more than 50% of workers drive to work on a sharing basis.
When visiting the city for the first time, make sure you do not miss the Seattle Center. It was originally designed with the Space Needle for the 1962 World Fair and till date, it has remained a prominent and relevant landmark. The center has two professional sports teams – the Seattle Reign and the Seattle Storm. Both the Seattle International Film Festival and Bumbershoot takes place on its campus. However, the center is famous for Pacific Science Center, the Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle Monorail and the Space Needle.
The Seattle half day tour will take you to famous sites that you will not find in other places such as the Fremont Troll, the Ballard Locks, the Gum Wall, and the Pike Place Market.
A city with bumper traffic and skyscrapers sandwiched between the Cascade Mountains beyond Lake Washington to the east, the Olympic Mountains to the western side and the salty Puget Sound. From any of the side, you will be catching a glossy city skyline squashing into the glory that is Pacific Northwest. This is ‘spectacular’ redefined.
Seattle has access to islands, farmland, city, desert, a rainforest, ocean, mountains, and volcano. It is worth driving a few hours away from the city for exploring the wilderness.
Other than the show-stopper, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the city boasts five art museums, over 200 art galleries and several public art projects found around the city. For helping people to discover the city, the Office of Arts and Culture has a public art app known as STQRY and the local government provides maps that can be downloaded.
Settle not only takes pride for entrepreneurial geniuses but also musical superstars. If you are in awe of Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Macklemore, then you will be appreciating the city’s musicians. It is one of the few cities that are credited with the invention of its own music genre: grunge. You should stop for a while and watch live music that happens around the city.
From Twilight to a Gentleman to an Officer to Sleepless in Seattle, this city has provided the background and inspired for multiple films. You can look for the Stadium High School in Tacoma that was featured in 10 Things I Hate About You or visit amazing landmarks feature in shows like Frasier.
Zoo and Aquarium
The Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium leads the city by example. The aquarium is famous for reaching to the community and in a mission for supporting marine conservation. In 1899, the Zoo was established and was awarded for various sustainable operations, conservation efforts and education programs.
To watch whales, mainly Orcas, the best place to visit is the San Juan Islands.
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