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Seattle's petite downtown area and many attractions make it possible a pack of experiences into a place.

Seattle's petite downtown area and many attractions make it possible a pack of experiences into a place. 

Population: 652,405

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the fastest-growing major city in the United States.

Seattle is nicknamed The Emerald City. The city is a damp green gem, with an abundance of evergreen trees throughout, and spectacular views of the Cascade mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west.

The cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, the city and its surrounding areas are the home of the Space Needle, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Costco, Nintendo of America, Starbucks, and the University of Washington, as well as a vibrant arts and music scene and an excellent park system.

Seattle have a wet climate. On average, it rains in Seattle at least 50% of the time, with the heaviest rain periods between January and May and between October and December. June, July and August are the dryest and warmest months.

Winter is from november to febraury. The coldest month is January with average lows in the mid to upper about 3°C. Summers from may to august, are sunny, dry and warm to hot, with August, the warmest month, averaging 18.9 °C.

Source: http://www.seattle.gov/

Seattle has an extensive bus system that can be used to travel througout thePuget Sound. The three primary transit providers in the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area are King County Metro,Community Transit, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit. 

Bus: Metro Transit (electric, hybrid, and diesel city buses), Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and several private bus lines all provide service in the Puget Sound region.

Rail and train: Travel by rail in Metro Seattle via Sound Transit, Monorail, Seattle Streetcar, Amtrak and more.

Ferry and other boat: Washington State Ferries, King County Water Taxis, and several private ferry and cruise lines operate in Puget Sound.

One-way Ticket: 2.00 $

Monthly Pass: 72.50 $

Source: http://www.seattle.gov/

Pike Place Market: The market is a feast for the senses, with salmon flying, flowers in a riot of color, and the heady aroma of freshly baked goods.

Space Needle: This vertical icon of the city is so kitschy it’s become cool, and it gives a great view of the city from the top.

Museum of ­History & Industry: With new galleries and multimedia displays, in a new location in Lake Union Park at the north edge of downtown. Its exhibits on life in Seattle and Puget Sound cover everything from the maritime past to cutting-edge culture.

Pacific Science Center: The biggest draw may be the Tropical Butterfly Village, where those wearing yellow and red easily attract fluttering friends.

Seattle Aquarium: The Underwater Dome, a spherical undersea room surrounded by 400,000 gallons (1,514 cubic meters) of water.

Source: http://seattletimes.com/

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