Every #Seattle sojourn should begin with a stop at Pike Place Market.Take an invigorating morning walk on the paved path around GreenLake, which is popular with legions of strolling, jogging and cyclingSeattleites.Thefishmongers’ salmon-tossing antics alone are worth a visit, which makesthe gorgeous array of produce, delectable baked goods and myriad craftstalls simply icing on the cake. Admire the view from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill, which unveils aquintessential Seattle panorama: bristling downtown skyline, Elliott Baywaterfront and Mount Rainier as a backdrop.
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Seattle is so scenically blessed itâ€™s almost laughable. Just try to picture it:
The snowcapped Olympic Mountains frame the western sky, while
14,410-foot Mount Rainier, although some 90
miles from the city, is a majestic presence on
the southern horizon. Puget Sound is sculpted
with an intricate network of bays and inlets
and speckled with islands large and small,
resembling nothing so much as polished
emeralds flung onto the surface of an intense
blue soup. The shore of long, skinny Lake
Washington is beautified by an almost continuous series of sylvan parks
and greenbelts. And Seattle sits right in the middle of it all. The vistas are,
in a word, awesome.
If you donâ€™t spend all day gawking at natureâ€™s splendor, myriad activities
await. This is a city chock full of distinctive neighborhoodsâ€”from hip,
socially diverse Capitol Hill to the elegant homes of Queen Anne to salty,
Scandinavian-flavored Ballard, a reminder of Seattleâ€™s maritime heritage.
So come on. Explore the Pioneer Square Historic District. Visit the
attractions at Seattle Center. Watch fish being flung at Pike Place Market.
Zip to the top of the Space Needle. Above all, drink plenty of coffeeâ€”
youâ€™re going to be busy.
Every Seattle sojourn should begin with a stop at Pike Place Market.
Take an invigorating morning walk on the paved path around Green
Lake, which is popular with legions of strolling, jogging and cycling
fishmongersâ€™ salmon-tossing antics alone are worth a visit, which makes
the gorgeous array of produce, delectable baked goods and myriad craft
stalls simply icing on the cake.
For a crash course in local history, go on the Underground Tour
Admire the view from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill, which unveils a