Seattle lies on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington. Beyond the waters lie two rugged mountain ranges, the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. It is a city built on hills and around water, in a mild marine climate that encourages prolific vegetation and abundant natural resources.
Seattle is proud of its arts and cultural institutions, the many live theaters, and the downtown art museum. It is proud of its parks, of its professional and collegiate sports, of Pioneer Square and the Pike Place Market, and, above all, of the beauty of its surroundings.
Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) Zone
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 our dryest and warmest months. Temperatures in the summer usually hover around a pleasant 75, though we also have been known to suffer through weeklong heat spells in the high 80s or low 90s.
Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. Seattle Center Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations:
• Westlake Center Station, at 5th Avenue and Pine Street
• Seattle Center Station, adjacent to the Space Needle
Top 10 Things to do-
1. Space Needle
2. Seattle Great Wheel
3. Original Starbucks
4. Bill Gates House
5. Pike Place Market
6. Seattle Aquarium
7. Seattle Art Museum
8. The Underground Tour
9. Seattle Waterfall Garden
10. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Seattle Sports Teams:
Baseball: Seattle Mariners
Football: Seattle Seahawks
Soccer: Seattle Sounders
Hockey: Seattle Thunderbirds
Seattle City Website: http://www.seattle.gov/visiting-seattle