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We hope you enjoy our Seattle City Guide. You will find the best Seattle Restaurants, Seattle Steakhouses, Pizza, Seafood, Golf, Seattle Area Attractions, Nightlife, Tours, Hotels, Sites and more. If you have any suggestions about Seattle Italian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants or anything else in the Seattle Area please give us some feedback. We have created this Top Ten List to provide the 10 Best and most popular categories of things to do and places to eat in the Seattle Area. We hope this lets you get the most of your time in Seattle.

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Seattle, nicknamed "The Emerald City" due to emerald-like forests surrounding the city offers plenty to see and do whether you are interested in natural wonders or man-made attractions. It is nestled between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington below the Olympic and Cascade Mountains giving the city an extra charm and making it one of the most beautiful cities in the Pacific Northwest region. "The Rain City" (though its weather is much better than many people might believe) is truly an amazing place offering one of a kind experience.

Seattle's top attraction and the most recognizable landmark is the world-famous Space Needle, a 600 feet tall tower built for the 1962 World's Fair and the tallest building in the city. The tower housing an observation deck at 520 feet and a 360 degrees rotating restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the cityscape as well as the Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. The queues can be very long but the Space Needle and the panoramic view it offers are definitely worth waiting for. The Space Needle is located in the Seattle Center where you can find many other attractions worth visiting as well including the outstanding Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame dedicated to history of music in the Pacific Northwest and the world of science fiction. Nearby is also the Pacific Science Center featuring an IMAX theatre, planetarium, tropical butterfly house and countless exciting hands-on exhibits which will delight both children and adults. Once you are done sightseeing in Seattle Center take a ride on the famous Seattle Center Monorail to Downtown Seattle.

Seattle experience is not complete without visiting the Downtown Seattle which is home to an impressive line of skyscrapers such as the Columbia Center and 1201 Third Avenue (previously known as the Washington Mutual Tower) as well as other architectural treasures including the spectacular Seattle Central Library and the iconic Pike Place Market. The latter is one of the most popular Seattle's tourist attractions and is one of the oldest public markets in the United States operating continuously since 1907. The market overlooking the Elliot Bay has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with hundreds of commercial businesses and restaurants. Pike Place Market is also home to the famous flying-fish Pike Place Fish Market and the first Starbucks Coffee store.

Visit the Seattle's museums to learn more about the city's rich history such as the Log House Museum nicknamed the Birthplace of Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Nordic Heritage Museum and Northwest African American Museum. The Pioneer Square is another must-see if being interested in history. The neighborhood is the site of the original Seattle settlement and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was completely destroyed by the Great Seattle Fire in 1889 but you can still see some of the original structures in the Seattle Underground because the new streets were elevated 12 to 30 feet above the ground level.

We will continue to update this site and add the best, top, and most popular restaurants, steakhouses, things to do, ans seafood in Seattle. If you know of popular restaurants, steakhouses, resorts, tourist attractions, hotels, resorts, pizza joint, or nightclubs, please let us know.


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