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Seattle is the capital city of Washington state, located on the west coast of the USA. It is a gateway city for air and sea entry from Asia and Alaska, situated on the Puget Sound in the northern Pacific Ocean. Seattle is well known for being the home of Microsoft and Amazon, and for being the place Boeing aircraft originated from. The city of Seattle enjoys a temperate climate, which makes winters relatively cool and wet while summers are dry and mild. The distance from Seattle airport to Seattle city is approximately 27km.
Visiting some of the museums Seattle has to offer is a must, with some of the most popular being MoPop (Museum of Pop Culture), Henly Art Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Flight. Take an aerial view of the city on the Seattle Great Wheel, with 360-degree views or from the Space Needle which measures in at 605ft high! If you’re in need of some retail therapy, Pike Place Market and Pacific Place offer some amazing shopping opportunities, and book lovers will adore the fabulous Elliott Bay Book Company. Seattle offers plenty of nightlife options, from The Hill where you will find lots of quirky cafes, Belltown for bars and jazz clubs, Georgetown for ‘dive’ bars and Downtown for some great bars and restaurants. Seattle is known as the Emerald City due to its evergreen trees and year-round greenery in city parks, with freshwater swimming lakes and trails.
Seattle is suitable for everyone, from families, friends and couples to solo travellers. Take boat trips or sea plane tours to view the city, its islands and the coastline. There are plenty of attractions suitable for children such as the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium.
There are regular flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Seattle via a transit point in UK, Europe or US. Abbey Travel always offer great deals on trips to Seattle.