Welcome to Seattle, Washington

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Progressive and yet laid back, Seattle offers a wide range of entertainment, live music and family fun for all to enjoy.Called The Emerald City, Seattle is the largest city in the Northwest United States and is home to the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market and the new Chihuly Garden and Glass. Noted as the birthplace of grunge music and serious coffee shops (Starbucks and Tully’s), Seattle is far sunnier than its reputation as a rainy city. In fact, Seattle receives less rain than many major U.S. cities including New York and Miami. Seattle is a green city with an abundance of evergreen trees and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west.


Population 616,500
Currency US Dollar, $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most stores are open all week 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or later.
Most bars and clubs close around 2 a.m.
Website www.visitseattle.org
Newspapers Seattle Times
Seattle Weekly
Washington Free Press
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information Visit Seattle
701 Pike Street
Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA 98101
(866) 732-2695 or (206) 461-5840
Open Monday through Friday and summer weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.