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The Emerald City | A Beginner's Guide to SeattleThe best strategy, when exploring a new city, is to follow the locals into stores, cafés and neighbourhoods. Step into Seattle’s Pike Place Market or peruse the bargains at Nordstrom Rack and you’re as likely to bump into someone from the adjacent Capital Hill neighbourhood as you are a tourist from Boston. Call us provincial, but we love our icons here in the Emerald City. We’ll gladly take visiting friends and family to the top of the Space Needle, hop on a ferry to Bainbridge Island for lunch or wander the colourful warren of books inside the fabulous Rem Koolhaas-designed Central Library

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Things to Do in SeattleAny town that’s produced Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates and Bruce Lee possesses plenty of creative energy. Fortunately, visitors will find this energy on full display in every direction, from the neatly stacked vegetable stalls in the International District or Pike Place Market, to one of the world’s first floatplanes inside the Museum of History and Industry. Business travellers keen to squeeze in some culture and get their own creative juices flowing between meetings can experience the best of the city with these ten places to visit in an hour.

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Seattle Scenery: Views from the Space Needle

by CraiSBower January - last edited January

Seattle Scenery | Views from the Space NeedleEvery great city possesses a compass, a single location from which to gather perspective on the metropolis and its environs. In Seattle, a trip up the Space Needle reveals our finest vista. But what exactly do we see? Here’s an album of snapshots we’ve captured from the observation deck, 520-feet above sea level. 

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The Best Places to Experience Waterfront Culture in SeattleLike the tide that moves 1.26 cubic miles in and out of Puget Sound twice daily, Seattle’s waterfront is always changing. But for now, here are the best places to go.

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