February 02, 2023

Visiting Seattle USA

Seattle, the capital of the US state of Washington, is fast becoming the choice jumping-off point for cruises departing to Alaska.  

Extensive reworking of the wharf precinct is taking place, making for an enhanced visitor experience that is in the process of transforming the working port facilities into more visitor and resident-friendly spaces, like parks and green zones. The imposing Alaskan Way traffic viaduct will also be removed.

With many attractions so close to the wharf like the famous, 110-year-old Pike Place Market, aquarium and Great Wheel, the city is gaining a solid reputation with visiting Australians. A short stroll finds you at the Historic Pioneer Square and Underground

Many wisely choose to stay a little longer and explore this friendly, easy-to-navigate city with excellent public transport and quality hotels. 

For those staying an extra day or two, be sure to see some of the feature sites such as the emblematic Space Needle on the site of the 1962 World’s Fair, where you can arrive by vintage monorail from the city centre or the recently added and adjacent Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition and installation. Just across the way is the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), a must for music and sci-fi fans.

Seattle is well known as an aviation industry centre, making the Boeing Museum and factory tour a must as well as the privately owned Museum of Flight. Come see the new Boeing Dreamliners under construction and, if your timing is right, take a joyflight in one of the historic WWII-era aircraft.

For more, see www.visitseattle.org

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