Known for its seafood, coffee, and its famously wet weather, Seattle is a beautiful city situated in the heart of the Puget Sound. No matter when you’re traveling to Seattle, some attractions are good rain or shine. Newbies will want to head to Pike Place Market, which has been a Seattle institution since 1907, making it one of the oldest farmer’s ... Read more
markets in the U.S. After that, try some salmon and chips, a classic Seattle dish, at one of the many fish restaurants on the Seattle waterfront. Those unafraid of heights will want to take the elevator up to the top of the Space Needle, which has become a symbol of Seattle with its unique flying-saucer-shaped observation deck located 520 feet above ground. From there you'll see unrivaled views of the city and the looming Mt. Rainier in the distance. On sunny days, the ferry is a nice way to see the city, relax, and explore one of the islands in the Puget Sound, like Whidbey. Outdoor activities are always abundant around Seattle with great hiking, water sports, and biking close by. Hotels can be found in great numbers downtown, but look to the University District for good deals. With a definite northwestern, independent feel, Seattle is a perfect combination of nature meets city making for the perfect getaway.

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Seattle's reputation for wet weather is perhaps both deserved and overblown: it doesn't actually get as much total rain as many other U.S. cities, but it does have more days per year with at least some amount ... Read more
of precipitation. For your best chances of not having your picnic rained out, visit between March and September when the rain is least heavily concentrated and the city’s residents make their way outdoors for music festivals galore. Temperatures in this coastal city are pretty mild, rarely getting hotter than the low 80s (27-29C) in the summer or dipping below freezing in the winter.

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I love it, and especially around April or May, you could come to UW for cherry blossom season and tame some pictures.

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Friendly, fun, and cute. You’ll never run out of things to do and you’ll leave with a full heart!!

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I’ve lived here my entire life and just moved out of state for the first. All I will say is , “THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH”

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I loved it. The best part was just taking the Bainbridge Ferry for a fun, inexpensive trip through the Sound.

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Great city to be outdoors, take the ferry to Whidbey Island, and walk all over pike place!!

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Seattle is really a charming city. It's surrounded by great outdoors like Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, short getaway to Whidbey is just one ferry ride away, and the diversity of the city provides amazing cuisine!

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Seattle is the place to be for anyone who loves the arts, music, and adventure! So many different vibes makes it the city for anyone! Waterfront views mixed with city views is beyond beautiful. Pike Place Market gives you a little taste of a bunch of local food that is to die for! Love this city.

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Union City

Everyone’s first thought of Seattle is rain. Their first question is “ doesn’t rain a lot up there?” Followed by their opinion “ it rains too much in Seattle for me.” Yes it rains and for months during winter. May or May not snow. Summer is best time of year (unless you’re a winter person) to enjoy all of Seattle’s natural beauty. Lakes, Bays, Island, beaches, Forest and Mountain tops. Nightlife is very diverse, entertainment for all. Hungry, well your in the right city. LOOK UP! I bet there’s food in eye sight. What can I say. I love the place.

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We had a blast in Seattle! The nighttime view from the Space Needle was amazing!

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Pagosa Springs

Very unique city! One of a kind for sure. Will definitely be coming back. I could live here!