Seattle is home to some of the world's biggest tech companies, including Microsoft and Amazon. The city has been at the forefront of technological innovation. In addition to Microsoft and Amazon, Seattle is also home to a wide range of tech and biotech companies, which has contributed to the city's economic growth.

Seattle is known for being a city where residents can enjoy the outdoors. This is reflected in its access to national parks, hiking trails and recreational areas nearby. Seattle is surrounded by natural beauty, including Puget Sound, Lake Washington and the impressive Cascade Mountains. Mt. Rainier, an iconic volcano, is visible from the city on clear days.

Seattle is also known for its influential music scene, particularly in the grunge genre. The city has produced bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie and Soundgarden. The legendary music club, The Crocodile, has played an important role in the city's music history.

Experiences in Seattle

Space Needle

The famous Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair, is one of Seattle's most recognizable landmarks. It offers stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.


Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is one of America's oldest markets and a popular destination. Here visitors can experience lively stalls, a fresh fish market, local artisans and artists.


Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

SAM is a significant art museum that houses an impressive collection of art, including works by local artists and international art.


University of Washington

The UW campus is a significant part of the city and attracts students from all over the world. The campus includes the beautiful Suzzallo Library and the famous Quad.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

This unique museum features spectacular glass installations created by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. It is located at the foot of the Space Needle.


Fremont Troll

A sculpture under the Aurora Bridge, the Fremont Troll is a fun and iconic part of Seattle's urban landscape.


Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park is a popular recreational area with a beautiful lake, trails, and activities like jogging, biking and kayaking.


The Great Wheel

The Great Ferris Wheel on the waterfront offers stunning views of the city, harbor and surrounding mountains.


Starbucks, one of the world's largest coffee chains, was founded in Seattle in 1971

Seattle is home to the first and oldest continuously active video game museum in the world

The Seattle Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair and stands 184 meters tall

Seattle has more than 400 parks and recreational areas, including Discovery Park, one of the city's largest parks

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975 in Albuquerque, but moved the headquarters to Seattle in 1979


Seattle is home to one of the world's largest buildings, the Boeing Everett Factory

Seattle is the city with the most kayaks per capita in the US

Seattle is home to the annual Bumbershoot music and arts festival, one of the oldest of its kind in the US

Seattle has a "rubber wall" known as the "Gum Wall" in the city's historic Post Alley

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