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Nestled in the state of Washington, Seattle lies on green hills, bejeweled with extensive miles of scenic beaches and   sandwiched between 2 mountain ranges. This coastal seaport city welcomes you to enjoy a splendid holiday among captivating tourist attractions, bustling downtown, luxurious hotels and resorts, delicious eateries, pristine beaches and not to miss, its sizzling nightlife. Not to mention, the city is adorned with sublime natural beauty and has top outdoor recreational spots, and of course one cannot miss its quirky culture and its hearty coffee.

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History of Seattle

The native Americans, called the Duwamish tribe settled in the Seattle area for about 4000 years, prior to European exploration of the area. In May 1792, George Vancouver was the first European to explore the Seattle area. In the later half of the 1800s, some regions around the mouth of Duwamish River, were claimed by an exploration group, led by Luther Collins. The land around Alki Point was claimed by Denny Party. Seattle was named after Chief Sealth of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. The name was primarily advocated by  David Swinson "Doc" Maynard, one of the founders of Duwamps. On May 23, 1853, the name "Seattle" was officially incorporated on Washington Territory papers.

Important Locations in Seattle

Seattle is the northernmost city with a hilly topography. The seven hills on which the city lie include -  Capitol Hill, West Seattle, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Magnolia, Queen Anne, and the former Denny Hill. From Space Needle to Henry Art Gallery, Pioneer Square park to Olympic Sculpture park, Alki Beach Park to AMC Southcenter 16 - There is no shortage of opportunities and fascinating places for tourists and locals alike to explore in the city.

Space Needle

Space Needle is Seattle's most popular landmark,standing tall 605-foot. The UFO-like design structure was constructed for the 1962 World's Fair. Learn more about Space Needle here?

Chihuly Garden and Glass

A relatively new attraction, Chihuly Garden and Glass lets you explore popular Pacific Northwest artist, Dale Chihuly's innovative, glass blown pieces. Visit this spot and get amused among the plethora of artwork. Read more.

Discovery Park

Stretching 500 acres in northern Seattle, Discovery Park is Seattle's largest green space. From hiking trails to beaches, meadows to san dunes - this is where you can enjoy outdoor recreation without leaving the city. Read more.

Pike Place Market

One of the tourists' delight in Seattle, Pike Place Market is where you will come across lots of vendors and vibrant atmosphere. A must visit destination to have a fantastic shopping/dining experiences. Click Here to know more.

The Museum of Flight

Seattle has been a major contributor in the world of aviation. Visit the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, to learn the insights of the city's unique and captivating aviation history. Get more details.

Pioneer Square Park

History buff must definitely visit the Pioneer Square. A historic neighborhood, that was among the first settlements in the Northwest United States. The place is decked up with restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Explore more.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park is where you can enjoy thriving outdoor fine art and explore rich culture. This 9 acre park is a portion of the the Seattle Art Museum. You will find dexterous sculptures on display and breathtaking views. Learn more.


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People and Culture of Seattle

As of 2010 United States Census report, Seattle's population was 608,660. The city has various racial and ethnic composition, including White, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and other races. Historically, the city's population has been predominantly white, but the 2010 census showed a gradual decrease in white population. English is the major language spoken in Seattle, with other notable languages such as  Asian languages, Spanish, and other Indo-European languages.

Time Zone and Phone Codes of Seattle

Seattle is in the Pacific Standard Time Zone (UTC-8). The Summer Daylight Saving Time (DST) is Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−7).

Standard time zone: UTC/PST -8 hours
Daylight saving time: 1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC/PDT -7 hour
Time zone abbreviation: PST, PDT, DST

Phone Codes of Seattle

Seattle Area Code: 206
International Country Code: 1

Best Time to be in Seattle

The perfect time to plan a vacation to Seattle if between September and November. If you want to take good advantage of lower hotel rates and as warmer temperatures, visit during spring time. The summer months are the high season, when visitors flock the top tourist attractions and also the hotel rates skyrocketed. Another beautiful holiday season is the early fall, before the onset of the really chilly winter months. Winter is really cold and would be a disappointment for those outdoor enthusiasts.

Seattle International Film Festival
Seafair
Capitol Hill Block Party
Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Moisture Festival
Seattle International BeerFest
Seattle Pride
Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon
Bumbershoot
Earshot Jazz Festival
Seattle International Comedy Competition
Seattle Festival of Improvisational Theater
Seattle Boat Show
Christmas Ship Festival

Seattle Map Guide

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