Discover Seattle on foot : the places to go
Seattle is the largest city in Washington State and is located in the extreme northwestern United States, close to the border with Canada. Seattle is the city of Microsoft, Boeing or Starbucks and this contributes to the fact that the inhabitants of the city have a better quality of life compared to the rest of the country.
It is also the city of Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Seattle is at the heart of a natural setting: take a ferry and go on a cruise. In winter, go skiing. You can even go to Vancouver on the other side of the border. In downtown Seattle, you cannot miss the Pike Place Market, a very quirky market, and Pioneer Square where many things happen.
What to visit on foot in the region?
What to see in this decor straight out of TV series such as Grey's Anatomy or films like Into the Wild or the famous Twilight? To help you organize your stay, we give you ideas to visit Seattle:
- Public market center: This market, near the market of Pike Place, is near the port. It is well-known and that is why we find many tourists and the prices are quite expensive. The market offers many products such as fruits and vegetables that are spread in an incredible riot of colors but you can also buy your French baguette and even croissants. This market has to be on your to-do list when you are in Seattle.
- Space Needle: The Seattle Tower to discover, from the height of its 184 meters, it has a platform where you can have lunch and admire a 360 ° panoramic view. A sensational place to take a little height and understand the chance of being in Seattle. The tower is the emblem of the city: it was built for the 1962 World Fair.
- The original Starbucks: Today, Starbucks cafés have invaded the planet and you find them anywhere. But did you know that it was in Seattle that the first Starbucks was born in 1971? Discover this place with its neat interior, different from the atmosphere of other Starbucks in the world.
To stay Downtown
To be able to have the best attractions near your hotel and not to do so many kilometers on foot, the Downtown district is the best place to stay. Downtown Seattle is the center of business.
Located between the shores of the ocean and the hills, it is the tourist heart of the city, where the population is rather dense. The area actually encompasses several neighborhoods: Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, First Hill, or Yesler Terrace.
The bustling social activity grows around Pike Place Market, a busy shopping precinct with a plethora of independent specialty shops, if you like fresh local products, the Farmer's Market and the Seattle Aquarium. Many restaurants will delight your taste buds, especially if you like seafood. Art and culture lovers will be spoiled in Seattle; there are many cinemas, theaters and museums (the Seattle Art Museum).
The perfect destination for fans of the American way of life
Not only perfect to explore on foot, Seattle is also a perfect destination to immerse yourself completely in the American way of life. After having booked your flight on Opodo and once disembarked on the spot, you will be able to practice your English fully. The restaurants as well as tourist sites are also typically American and on Opodo, you can book your activities in advance, so as not to queue once there. Discover Opodo and its story on https://www.opodo-saga.com/.