Seattle is the capital of Washington State, the northwestern-most State in the 48 continental
States. Despite rumors about Seattle being frequently foggy and rainy, it is actually quite pleasant for vacationing during the summer months. Seattle is known as the birthplace of Starbucks and also as a major hub for web and computer technology. As a tourist destination, Seattle can most easily be intentified by the Space Needle observation point and restaurant.
Seattle’s Space Needle is the giant spike-like structure in the heart of the city that hosts a
restaurant in the shape of a flying saucer that rings around the tip of the needle point. Standing at over six-hundred feet tall, this is among the first places where tourists will want pictures. Pricing at the Needle restaurant is high – there’s no if’s and’s or but’s here, expect to pay at least $50 per person. What you get for that price, however, is the memory of a meal that will last a lifetime. Interior decorating is chic and futuristic at the Space Needle and service is immaculate. What’s coolest about the Space Needle is that the restaurant potion of the building actually spins 360 degrees slowly, allowing every guest regardless of seating to see the entire view of Seattle from their closest window.
If you’re visiting Seattle with the family, there are plenty of parks and museums to enjoy. First,
the Museum of Flight is huge and pays homage to the history and technological developments that have led to modern day avionics. If picnics, hikes and the lush, green scenery of the plentiful Washington State parks is your idea of fun, check out the Washington Park Arboretum. At the Arboretum, you’ll find over 230 acres of preserved land hosting over 4,000 species of trees, vines, flowers and other indigenous plants.