You’ll never be stuck for things to do on a holiday in Seattle. Downtown, your eclectic trail starts in Pike Place Market with its iconic neon sign and the original Starbucks close by.
Seattle’s steep, busy shopping streets take you down towards the iconic 1962 Space Needle at the Seattle Centre – as seen on Frasier, the very Seattle-style comedy series. Otherwise, Seattle is a city of very different and funky suburbs – such as Fremont, the self-proclaimed Centre of the Universe. Beyond the city? Take a car and explore rainy, mysterious Olympic Peninsula or another country – Vancouver is a couple of hours away.
It might be home to Starbucks and Microsoft, but there’s more to thriving Seattle than coffee and computers. Local writer Lucy Rock gives some pointers on where to visit, eat and sleep with just 48 hours in the Emerald City.
Famous for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of grunge, America’s fastest growing city also boasts a lively food scene, world-class museums and expansive green spaces. Local writer Lucy Rock picks six of the best.