About Seattle

Trendy, energetic and welcoming, Seattle is a popular seaport city.. Situated on the west coast of the United States, it is the largest city in Washington. It is a wonderful place to be, filled with world-class attractions, making it a top rated holiday destination. Being the fourth-largest port in North America, it is a major gateway for trade with Asia.The city has a lot of history; the Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers. This is one city which definitely needs to be on your bucket list. This charming place gives you a range of options for outdoor activities- you can go golfing, hiking, skiing, shopping and much more. This city has wonderful places to visit such as many museums, zoological parks, towers and landmarks. Feel like doing something fun and crazy? Name it, you will have a chance to do it in Seattle. This makes the place so special and one of the top tourist destinations in the world. 

Public Transport System

Link Light Rail, Monorail, buses.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: Moderate, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • Light rail will cost you around 2 to 2.5 USD. 
  • Buses 2.5 to 3.25 USD.
  • Monorail cost depends on routes but they cost less than 5 USD.

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 4.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.00
Rice/Kg USD 4.00
White Bread USD 3.00
Eggs (12) USD 3.00
Combo Meal USD 9.00
Fine Dining USD 65.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.00
Domestic Beer USD 6.00
Imported Beer USD 6.00
Bottle of Wine USD 15.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 10.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1990.00

Do’s

  • Do buy a Seattle pass if you are going around the city, it will save you almost fifty percent on your tickets.
  • Do make a note of your credit card numbers and the phone number to call in case you need to report it stolen and cancel it.
  • Do put a band around your luggage as a safeguard against pilferage while in transit; suitcase locks are no barrier to a professional thief.
  • Do keep vehicle doors locked and windows rolled up when driving.
  • Do use cash substitutes such as traveller’s checks or credit cards, and only carry as much money as you immediately need.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t expect rain almost all year long, it doesn’t rain often here.
  • Don’t expect sandy beaches, because most of them are rocky. 
  • Don’t go to Pike Place on weekends, it very crowded. 
  • Enjoy places in the city only, don’t leave the city because I 90 is always jammed in one direction.
  • Don’t store cash, jewellery, medicine or other valuables in your luggage, and never leave your luggage unattended, even for a brief moment.
  • Don’t look like a tourist by dressing like one, appearing lost or consulting a map in public.
  • Don’t carry and flash large sums of cash, nor exchange money at dubious-looking places or with individuals on the street.  
  • Don’t visit dangerous locations, or walk in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas, especially at night.

Night Life

Seattle has great nightlife that goes on till  2 a.m. There are a few eateries where you can have a good time after midnight, when the bars and pubs start to close. If you are a party animal, you have so many options - from sexy jazz clubs to swank speak-easies. The city offers you so many neighbourhoods to suit your style. Check out microbreweries in the city like Elysian, Pike and Pyramid Alehouse Restaurant. They offer great food as well. One of the finest ways to spend an evening is tasting wine with friends.  You also get a variety of deserts here. Sip cold beer while you enjoy a soothing view of the shore and the silent waves. It is a soothing treat for your senses .The city has a popular Hard Rock Cafe with a stylish rooftop bar. You can enjoy the view of Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay from here.

Must See

  • Spend a day lounging at sandy beaches, you find them only in West Seattle.
  • See Sound Garden, It has a good collection of metal sculptures.
  • Enjoy a meal at Dick's. This place offers really finger-licking food. You can actually see long queues outside this shop.
  • Explore the Underground City, Seattle witnessed a great fire in 1889, the city was rebuilt on this underground city.
  • Visit the giant shoe museum, located in lower level of Pike Place Market. .
  • Visit the gum wall. Initially, gum was stuck on the wall outside market theatre by a comedian performing in it, when he was not allowed inside. Now people continue doing it and the city has accepted it as a tourist attraction.

Experiences

  • Ride a man-operated elevator. The operator takes you up to the observatory level, from here you can have an amazing view of Seattle city.
  • Take a ride in a seaplane. It is a 20-minute journey, giving a great overview of the city from above.
  • Take a night's nap in a tree house. These are just 10 minutes from the city. 
  • Play mini golf while enjoying your beer in Flatstick pub. 
  • Have a look at Bill Gates' house. You can have a good view on the seaplane tour. 
  • Take an Argosy Seattle Harbor Cruise, indulge yourself in beautiful scenic views.
  • Enjoy a high speed passenger ferry from Seattle to Victoria, BC.
  • Spend a day watching grey whales as these gaint water animals move about in the sea.
  • Visit Boeing’s massive Everett factory, you get the chance to see how engineers and technicians assemble next-generation planes

Activities

Shopping

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Handicrafts and Souviners
1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98119
Distance From City Center
7 km
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts
Handicrafts and Souviners
2217 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
Distance From City Center
9.4 Kms
  • Get a coffee mug from Seattle's original Starbucks at Pike Market, this a unique item you can buy only here.
  • Seattle is best known for its coffee, pick up the rich roasted coffee beans of your choice.
  • Get salted caramels from Frans, this chocolate shop is 30 years old offering great tastes.
  • Cherish yourself with some marionberry jam, this is made with the most unique blackberries grown only in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Get Venture Kits for $25. These are special kits to encourage kids in entrepreneurship.
  • You can get  an olympic backpack, by Seattle’s Poros. This has a built-in charging system that can power-up devices on the go. 
  • Chocolate truffles from Bellingham’s Forte Artisan Chocolates
  • Handblown wine glasses from Seattle-based De Cicio Artisan Glass.

Official Language

English

Other Language

Spanish, Chinese

Spoken Language

English is very commonly spoke... Read more

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Population

0.73 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 21.7°C

TimeZone

15:19 PM (GMT -07:00)

 

Ambulance

911

 

Police

911

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport - SEA

Airport Name / IATA Code

BFI - Boeing Field

Best time to visit

June, July, August - Seattle has the best weather during these months. This is cruise ship season, with many sea-going tourists in town. There are many local music and art festivals during this season, making it the best time to visit.

Moderate time to visit

April, May, September, October- weather is pleasant with good day temperatures. There will be lower prices during these months.

Worst time to visit

November, December, January,February, March - Temperatures are very low during these months. The weather is consistently wet, breezy, and cold.

Taxi

Start Tariff: USD 2.60

1 Km. Tariff: USD 1.68

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: USD 30.00

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