Located between mountains and ocean in Washington state, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Originally a logging community, it grew into a shipbuilding centre, but since the 80s has been known for computer technology. It is a thriving, exciting and vibrant place. The city enjoys an ideal oceanic or temperate marine climate, giving rise to warm, dry summers. The Emerald City is perhaps best known for the building which has become its emblem, The Space Needle. Built for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition, this 605 foot high observation tower is the tallest structure west of the Mississippi, and commands spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. It also has a rotating restaurant. There are many fine hotels in Seattle from which to enjoy this fascinating city.
Hotel and Apartment Accommodation In Seattle
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has a first class fitness club and spa and is close to places of interest such as the Seattle Art Museum. An apartment in the 35 storey Sheraton will allow you access to the health club and an indoor pool boasting great views of the city and bay. For a luxurious experience, the Four Seasons Hotel offers comfortable and stylish apartment accommodation. For those on a budget, the Inn At Queen Anne is well situated within five blocks of Seattle Centre. An apartment room at the Sorrento will allow you to experience the club-like ambience of this Italian Renaissance inspired, charming hotel, with its mahogany lined fireside room and European fountains.
The EMP Museum is well worth a visit. It has a huge display of artefacts and interactive displays celebrating popular music, especially local luminaries such as Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. The adjacent Science Fiction Museum displays items such as Captain Kirk's command chair, and the Terminator. The Seattle Great Wheel will whirl you 175 feet above Puget Sound for a magnificent view of the city. Seattle Aquarium offers award winning exhibits and touch pools. The Woodland Zoo, 110 years old, and having 1,000 animals, remains immensely popular. No visit to Seattle would be complete without a ride on the monorail and a visit to the historic buildings of Pioneer Square.