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Emerald City, famed for its Space Needle, tech hubs, coffee culture, and being the birthplace of grunge music, nestled in the Pacific Northwest.

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Seattle is known for rainy weather, but the cool attractions, friendly people, gorgeous landscape, dependable public transportation, and world-famous coffee make the city one of the best places to travel in the world. Seattle is one of the safe cities in the US and is primarily inhabited by trendy residents as well as boasts an abundance of comfortable coffee joints, 420 friendly activities, and a thriving art scene. Indulge in delicious food from across the world served in this melting pot of a city and enjoy gorgeous tourist attractions from the Space Needle to the Waterfront. Seattle is great for adventurous and artsy loners who are seeking new grounds for exploration in North America, the sprawling natural landscape made up of rocky coasts and hidden waterfalls is easy to access from the city.

seeker 3 years ago

When: 2021 TBD Where: Myrtle Edwards & Centennial Parks, Seattle, Washington, USA Celebrating its 29th year, Hempfest Seattle is a free political rally and demonstration around the criminalization and imprisonment of folks who use cannabis. While “freedom first and the cannabis plant second” is their motto, attendees can still expect exhibits, displays, and panel discussions at the Hemposium and live music that varies year to year. Can’t make it? Stop by Hempfest Central —the festival’s hemp boutique and 420 Culture store— for a dose of Hempfest all year long!

leah 2 years ago

Jimi Hendrix’s hometown was thrust further into the music spotlight in the 1990s thanks to its iconic “Seattle Sound” and grunge groups like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. The underground music scene continues to thrive as do other music genres. Take a stroll through the Museum of Pop Culture and the Jimi Hendrix Park and attend a concert by the Luck Ngi Musical Society, the oldest Cantonese opera club in the U.S.

laurenmack 1 year ago

During the month of March, the University of Washington quad turns pink from the 29 cherry blossom trees that populate the quad. Since the 1960s, the pretty-in-pink petals have signaled the start of spring to students and locals. The cherry blossoms usually hit their peak by the third week of March. Progress is documented in real time on the @uwcherryblossom Twitter account.

laurenmack 1 year ago

Tour the city’s plentiful farmers markets, get cozy in the endless cafes along every avenue, and experience the unrivaled natural beauty of Seattle’s fall foliage. If you are a sports fan, no one does football quite like Seattle, even if you aren’t a seahawks fan consider experiencing the sheer excitement of the city through their fall games. If you’re a foodie, fall might just be the best time to enjoy the extent of fresh and comforting cuisine put on by dedicated chefs throughout the town.

seeker 2 years ago

A two-day getaway or a week-long adventure, Seattle is one of America's rainiest destinations that makes up for it in culture, cuisine, and breathtaking nature. From the metropolitan nightlife to days spent exploring the wilderness around the edge of the city, there's no wonder Seattle attracted the likes of Frasier to its classy downtown. From down to earth to ritzy, Seattle has no shortage of exciting sights to see for any type of travel.

seeker 2 years ago

Another option for doing an Inception vacation inside of a vacation is spending a day during your trip to Portland in Seattle. The two cities are close enough that it isn't a haul, but they're both significant enough to be on your list of destinations. You can pair the cities by doing a slow explore in one while you do a quick day-long exploration of the other.

rileyroberson 2 years ago

While locals might prefer the plentiful boutique breweries and hipster spots, any coffee fan must be curious about the first-ever Starbucks location at Pike Place. Seattle also houses the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, an essential for any caffeine addict. Along with these touristy options, Seattle is full to the brim with fanciful coffeehouses and cafes- your mornings are covered.

seeker 3 years ago

If you're looking for something a little more relaxed for your New Years Eve celebration, check out what Seattle has to offer. Great for the city and nature lover, you can take a boat ride to admire the fireworks or hang out in a chill cafe to ring in the new year.

mustangdmv 3 years ago

Seattle is a progressive, cannabis-friendly city with a thriving cannabis culture. There are numerous dispensaries and cannabis events throughout the city, as well as cannabis-themed tours and activities. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest while also indulging in Seattle's vibrant cannabis scene.

seeker 11 months ago

Often topping the charts, Seattle is a rainy destination that is just oozing Halloween vibes- and candy! With plenty of excellent neighborhoods boasting massive candy bars and serious decoration skills, including Whittier Heights, Laurelhurst, and Windermere to name a few, Seattle is brimming with spookiness.

seeker 2 years ago

Seattle is home to several award-winning breweries, including Elysian Brewing and Fremont Brewing. Beer lovers can expect to find a variety of styles, from classic IPAs to innovative experimental brews.

seeker 11 months ago

I'm not a big city person but Seattle is pretty cool with it's close proximity to the mountains and it's a city filled with a very outdoor mindset.

nicolejordan 3 years ago

See the birthplace of Starbucks, Pike Place Market, and more in Seattle.

laurenmack 3 years ago

Seattle Guides

  • Seattle Bucket List

    chaibhav (Vaibhav Ravichandran)
    Having lived here for a few years, these are the absolute must-do in the Emerald City!
  • Seattle - Top Picks 2021 *Live*

    ryan (Ryan Haq)
    My live list of top sights/restaurants/bars in the Seattle area
  • Best Dog Friendly Hotels in the US

    laurenmack (Lauren Mack)
    Travel has gone to the dogs! These hotels roll out the red carpet with some doggone cute amenities, including room service and concierge services.
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  • Spilling the Tea. Best Tea Houses and High Tea in the US.

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  • Most Random Bucket List

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    *needs a list where randomly putting all the cool spots, restaurants, experiences found around*
  • Top Tourist Attractions in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These attractions range from breathtaking to dazzling- with gorgeous natural landscapes, sparkling nightlife, and everything in between. No matter your USA plans, whether you are exploring natural parks, touring NYC, or visiting *every* iconic theme park in the country, life-changing experiences await. These are the most legendary tourist attractions across the United States, from the effervescent Las Vegas Strip to The Grand Canyon. Make it a trip to remember, and consider these spots for your USA bucket list.
  • Iconic Places in the US

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    These monumental locations have maintained their status as bucket list-worthy travel destinations. Whether it's the iconic Hollywood sign that transports you into a movie or the dirt roads of Route 66, these landmarks are distinguished in how they have influenced culture across the US. Inspiring natural wonders, incredible architecture, sobering memorials, and outright stunning achievements of humanity: enjoy our Seeker-approved list of the most iconic landmarks in the US.
  • National League Football Stadiums in the US

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  • Incredible Libraries

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    Spend a day or two lost amongst thousands of books on any subject you can imagine at these distinguished libraries around the world. From the edgy contemporary architecture of the Tianjin Binhai Library in China to the massive baroque-embracing library of Admont Abbey in Austria, there is so much to be discovered. We have handpicked some of the most incredible libraries from around the globe for your inner bookworm.
  • Iconic Travel Landmarks

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Mark the occasion- literally, with these incredible travel landmarks across the planet. These destinations represent history and culture and have drawn travelers from all corners of the globe to take in their magnificence. Enjoy the view from The Empire State Building in NYC or snap a pic in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Become a part of history- let's explore these iconic Travel Landmarks.
  • Copper State Beer Fest 2024

    visitmesa (Visit Mesa )
    <p>Craft beer lover? Join us at the Copper State Beer Festival on Jan 13th! Join our check-in challenge with digital badges and a chance to be the ultimate beer champion. Not into beer? We've got wine, spirits, and more! Premium beverages, food trucks, and live entertainment await. Get ready for outdoor fun!</p><p>How does this work? Simple! Sip your way to success! For every 5 sips, snag a digital badge. Hit 10 sips and claim your medal redemption at the Visit Mesa booth. It's that easy! </p><p>**Must check-into all 6 Mesa &amp; Queen Creek Based Vendors to redeem your medal:</p><p>• AZ Distilling Co.</p><p>• Barrio Brewing</p><p>• Chupacabra Taproom</p><p>• Cider Corps</p><p>• Old Ellsworth Brewing</p><p>• Phantom Fox Brewing</p><p>**Redeem your medal at the Visit Mesa booth</p>
  • Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up Bars

    miracle (Miracle )
    Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.
  • Top U.S Cities For Cannabis-Friendly Vacations

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Since 2012 countless states have legalized recreational marijuana use, with surely more to come in the future. As of 2021 here are our top picks for 420 tourist destinations with weed-friendly cafes, growing equipment stores, and an open-minded community. Enjoy laughing and eating amazing food while enjoying professionally hand-rolled joints with your friends, or for a chill afternoon by yourself in these top cannabis tourist destinations. From California to Vermont there is a place for you to unwind and get high across the nation.
  • The Top Cities for Beer Lovers in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Calling all beer lovers. If you're on the hunt for a new city to explore, why not choose one with a vibrant craft beer scene? From the West Coast to the East, there are plenty of cities in America that are known for their amazing breweries and delicious beers. To help you plan your next beer-themed vacation, we've put together a list of the top 18 cities for beer lovers in the US. Whether you prefer hoppy IPAs or smooth stouts, there's a city on this list that's sure to satisfy your taste buds. So grab a pint and let's dive into the best beer cities in the US!
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  • Trending Travel Destinations For Summer

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    What time is it? From island paradise to sparkling downtown metropolis, stunning natural surroundings, and trendy galleries- these are the cities that are on our map for trending summer getaways. Looking for a family-friendly adventure? Or a weekend girls' trip? These destinations are full of nonstop excitement to start your summer 2022 on the right foot. Let's dive in!
  • 2022 Plans So Far

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  • Day Trips from Portland

    rileyroberson (Riley Roberson)
    Portland sits in the Pacific Northwest, but it also sits just a day trip away from some of the essential building blocks of being a human. And by that, I mean hiking, wine, and cheese. I love the cadence of downtown life and experience, but I understand time in a metro can generate an appetite for the slow and pleasant. That’s exactly the appetite the following places appease.
  • My USA Bucket List

    sarahgilliland (Sarah Gilliland)
    Places in the US that I haven’t visited (yet).

Seattle Articles

  • The 9 Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in the US 2023

    One of the prettiest indicators that spring has sprung is when the blooms of sakura (cherry blossoms) burst into color. And luckily, you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan to enjoy what this cherry blossom festival season has to offer. From coast to coast, cities across America have planted the ornamental trees […]

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  • 17 Delicious Food Factory Tours Across the US

    Ever wonder how PEZ is made? Thanks to food factory tours, hungry travelers can satisfy their curiosities…and cravings. Whether you’re road tripping across the US or exploring your own hometown, take a delicious detour at some of the country’s most beloved snack factories. From learning how ice cream is made at Ben & Jerry’s in […]

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  • List of Recreational Dispensaries in the US By State

    Recreational marijuana has seen exponential growth and acceptance since Colorado first passed Colorado Amendment 64 nearly a decade ago, legalizing recreational use for adults 21 and over. Since that big day, other states have followed suit, falling like dominos in their efforts to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana use. Today, over 36 states have legalized […]

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