Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the U.S. State of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, nearly 174 km south of the United States-Canadian border. Nicknamed the 'Emerald City', Seattle has an abundance of evergreen trees throughout
and spectacular views of the Cascade mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. Known for being the home of the Space Needle, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Nintendo of America, Starbucks and the University of Washington. Seattle is also the home of a vibrant arts scene and an ever expanding park system.
Seattle is an international port that has three professional sports teams, hundreds of restaurants, many cultural venues and a lifestyle that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle waterfront is popular with excellent views as is the well known Space Needle which dominates the city skyline.
Things to see and do
* Seattle Waterfront
* Seattle Centre
* Smith Tower Observation Deck
* Pike Place Market
* Discovery Park
Cruise Season - May - Sept
Currency - US Dollar (US$)
Language - English
Land Area - 218 square kilometers
Population - 575,000
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 1
Port Location - The Cruise terminal is located in the central harbor area at pier 66 in downtown Seattle.
Transport Links - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport connects Seattle to all regions of the world. Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains provide links to other US states and cities.
Getting around Seattle is easy on Metro buses and Sound Transit trains. Rental cars are available and cycling is a good way to see Seattle.