Seattle is Washington State’s largest city, and probably one of the best US cities for nature lovers. Nicknamed the Emerald City, because of the surrounding forest and greenery, it also offers breathtaking views of Mount Rainier and is located by the Puget Sound, a Pacific Ocean inlet.
If you want to save money on accommodation, look for a cheap hostel in Seattle WA. Note that some of the best hostels in Seattle even offer free breakfast. You won’t get bored staying in a Seattle hostel as you’ll get to meet other travellers you can share your Seattle experience with. Plus, hostels in Seattle are centrally located, so you will be able to access all the main attractions easily.
To stay within walking distance from the main attractions of Seattle, book a bed or a private room in a youth hostel in Downtown Seattle. To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the neighbourhood of Queen Anne where you’ll find the popular Kerry Park. Or, you can spend some time exploring one of the many parks along the coast of Seattle.
Most people start with the usual tourist hotspots, with Pike Place Market being the most famous of them all. The market works as a year-round farmers market, and is famous for its flying fish, which are thrown between vendors! Another iconic landmark in Seattle is the Space Needle, which stands at 605 feet tall and provides a stunning view of the city. The area is also full of beautiful islands such as Bainbridge Island, so if you have the time, why not hop on a ferry across the Puget Sound and enjoy some peaceful scenery. Aviation buffs will get a kick out of the tour offered by the nearby Boeing factory, where you can actually see jets being made! There's plenty of sports to see in Seattle as well, which is home to the Mariners baseball team, the Seahawks American football team, and the Sounders soccer team. Seattle's musical influence is strong as well, and the city even hosts a branch of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The EMP (Experience Music Project) museum is another standout attraction! You can test your DJ skills and experience various exhibits centred around some of the world's most iconic musicians.
There are a lot of transportation options in Seattle, including the bus, light rail and even water taxis, which means you should be able to get around Seattle without renting a car. Trains and bus services will help you to visit areas further outside the city centre. You could arrive in one of three airports in Seattle, including Tacoma International airport, which is 20 minutes from Downtown Seattle.