If you’re thinking about moving to Seattle, WA, you probably like the rain. Yes, it rains a lot in Seattle, but Seattle isn’t just about precipitation! Seattle is home to great businesses, great schools, and most importantly, amazing culture! You’ll never run out of things to do in Seattle! Here’s why you should grab your umbrella and get moving to Seattle:
Seattle is a major port city – which basically means that a lot of boats go in and out, delivering people and goods to the shores of Seattle, Washington. A city bordered by water, Seattle has a gorgeous waterfront populated with shops, restaurants, and even a giant ferris wheel – the Seattle Great Wheel! Seattle is rich in history and has many famous natives like guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, TV’s original Batman, Adam West, and of course Seattle institution Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates.
Seattle is very big on being environmentally conscious. You bring your own bags to the supermarket, you drive fuel economy friendly cars, and you recycle. Seattle is the ultimate green living destination – because of all that rain, everywhere you look is green! All that green really gets in your head and inspires you to live a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. You can get some grub for that healthy lifestyle at the famous Pike’s Place Market. Local Seattle fisherman tossing the fresh catch of the day back and forth is all good fun – as is the famous Seattle clam chowder in a bread bowl and Rachel, the Seattle pig! – but the real attraction at Pike’s Place is one of the largest locally and nationally sourced fish, fresh fruit and vegetable markets in the Pacific Northwest.
Speaking of food…
Seattle is also home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the country. Try the chef’s choice menu at Staple and Fancy or indulge in the Seattle homage to Hawaiian fare at Ma’ono. Then, of course, there’s the Seattle coffee. Home to the first Starbucks, Seattle may not have invented coffee, but it sure helped put it on the map! Whether you drink the stuff black in the mornings or enjoy a fancy latte for an afternoon pick-me-up, Seattle has some of the best you’ve ever tasted. (And don’t forget your Top Pot Doughnuts!) If you’d rather take your lunch on the go and enjoy some nature, you can pick up an awesome sandwich from Delicatus near Pioneer Square and escape to a hidden Seattle gem: the Seattle Waterfall Garden! Best place to eat your lunch in Seattle, hands down.
Seattle is also centrally located near several little island chains. You can take a ferry boat from Seattle to just about anywhere around the area! You can visit the Space Needle if you really want to – arguably the most famous landmark in Seattle – but you’ll be way more impressed by the nearby Experience Music Project (EMP), showcasing music, science fiction, and horror. Then there’s the Seattle Pacific Science Center, home to a huge IMAX screen, planetarium shows, and amazing science exhibits! You don’t even have to move to Seattle to behold the wonder of the naked mole rat cam. Seattle is also home to many beautiful parks; take Green Lake Park, a Seattle treasure that boasts a 2.8 mile path around one of the most picturesque lakes in Seattle.
You’ll never run out of amazing things to see, eat, and do if you move to Seattle. What are you most looking forward to doing in Seattle? Tell me about it in the Comments section!