The Afar Guide to
Seattle

Gateway to the Pacific Northwest

Emerald City (for our lush greenery), Jet City (for Boeing), or Rain City (self-explanatory)—whatever you call Seattle, it's a rich destination. Visitors love the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Underground Tour. But travelers will be rewarded by getting to know the city's lauded restaurants, local distilleries and breweries, and museums with themes ranging from art to aviation. On rainy days, relax in a quirky café, enjoy some neighborhood boutique shopping, or browse at an independent bookstore on Capitol Hill. Want to get out of the city? Take a day trip to Bainbridge Island, Tacoma, Leavenworth, or Mount Rainier.

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Stephanie PerrySeattle Local Expert

Stephanie Perry is a writer, editor, and avid reader. She loves Seattle but is always planning her next international adventure. You can find her wherever the museums and food are.