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Places to See in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is one of many amazing cities worth exploring. It is home to many neighborhoods with different personalities from urban and outdoorsy to artsy to posh. The Emerald City has something for everyone!

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive in the city is the beautiful landscape. You’ll notice a plethora of green trees  with the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Rainier. Beyond the natural beauty, there is much to experience in Seattle. Start out by visiting some of the major sights such as Pike Place Market, where you’ll stroll through and experience each vendor which will range from food to flowers to craft offerings. While at Pike Place Market, if you are a fan of coffee, check out the first Starbucks Coffee which is located just outside of the market. Next, visit the Seattle Art Museum or the Seattle Aquarium. If this seems like too much walking, consider a tour such as Ride the Ducks which will take you around the major landmarks and even take you for a boat ride.

Seattle is known for the Space Needle which has 360-degree views of the city. Keep in mind that if it’s raining, you may not be able to see much from the top of the Space Needle, so wait until you have a clear day. While in the area, check out the Pacific Science Center, the Children’s Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, Olympic Sculpture Park, or the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum.

If visiting an island is enticing to you, hop on one of the ferries to visit Bainbridge or Vashon Islands. Bainbridge is a bit more 14696961023_afd335a721_ztouristy with attractions to see and beauty to take in and Vashon is more agricultural and less touristy. Finally, as mentioned in the beginning, Seattle has a plethora of neighborhoods with unique personalities. Check out Capitol Hill, Fremont, Belltown, or Ballard. If you’re in Ballard, check out the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

If Seattle seems like a place you definitely want to visit, plan ahead! The best times to visit are July through September when it rarely rains and the weather ranges from the mid-70s to the 80s. If you go any other time of year, keep in mind that you may deal with rain.

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JOY TOUR and TRAVEL has been in operation since 1985. We are fully bonded and insured. We are specialists in many areas of travel. Our staff has traveled extensively to bring you first-hand knowledge of the world. It is our goal to provide quality travel experiences that are of exceptional value to our clients. We are an active member and Co-Owner of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP). This is your assurance that this agency meets the highest standards of financial stability. We have to meet certain criteria to be a member of TAP. TAP is 29 of North America's premier tour operators. We are also a member of (which allows us to get special discounts); the Greater Cincinnati BBB, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), which allows us to book international, as well as domestic airline itineraries

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