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The Evergreen City,Seattle!

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My first city in the US as a tourist, Seattle will always remain close to my heart. Being surrounded by forest, lake, river and hills, it is a perfect destination for nature-lovers. The city just captivates you with evergreen trees, pleasant weather and clear sky(not so much).Be aware of the rain in Seattle, definitely plan your trip keeping weather constraints in mind as the evergreen trees also cause light showers every now and then. Here are some fun outdoor activities to do when you are out and about in Seattle.

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

The drive to Mount Rainer National park through the hills and forest is very adventurous and scenic at the same time. After driving through a couple of hundred feet above the ground level, its time to hike the mountain by foot to explore the hills, valleys, waterfalls and meadows surrounding the cascade of mountains. The lovely view of the snow covered peaks of mountain makes it worth the visit.

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Trekking the Snoqualmie Falls

A few hours away from Seattle, Snoqualmie falls is a massive 268 feet waterfall on the Snoqualmie river. Trekking along the forest trail to reach the bottom to catch a sight of the colossal fall is such an enjoyable experience. The flora and fauna on the trail makes it even more delightful. Once you are all the way down at the lowest point of the fall, you can step into the rocks, woods and water to enjoy it even more closely.

Exploring the Bainbridge Island

The best way to get in the water in Seattle is to take a ferry ride across the Elliot Bay to the BainBridge Island. While you are on your way, keep your cameras ready for the perfect skyline view from the ferry. Explore the island by foot, bike or car depending on what you like. The island is huge with trails by forests and lakes so the best way to explore it in and out might be by car.

Day in Downtown

The trip to Seattle is incomplete without a day well spent exploring Downtown Seattle. Stroll by the Pike Place market and relish the fresh fruits in the farmer’s market. Hop into the Ferris wheel to get a complete view of the skyline and the city. Enjoy a rickshaw ride along the shore and wander around enjoy smoky delicious cart food in the hilly Downtown.

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Journey to Leavenworth

Few miles away from Seattle, Leavenworth is a small hilly city in in the middle of mountains. The Bavarian village there is a small shopping district with little unique boutique, art and gift shops. It is lovely place to stroll by and there are cultural dance performances by different countries in the streets. We were able to watch the England dance and music festivities where the men dressed as soldiers and women danced around them. The architecture of the buildings resemble the European design with domes and castles.  It is a lively place full of happiness and fun, definitely not worth missing if you are in Washington.

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If you happen to have a few more days in Seattle,explore the zoo,aquarium,lakes and museums in the city.There are just endless destinations for tourists to explore in the state of Washington.

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Author: nikirath

My blogs are all about my travel experiences,tips and adventures.I love exploring new places and indulge into adventurous activities wherever I go.I hope to inspire you with my travel tales and also look forward to read and enjoy your stories too.

14 thoughts on “The Evergreen City,Seattle!

  1. Great post. It makes me want to go back. Of the places you list, the only one I’ve visited is Seattle, but the month before, I bicycled from Vancouver BC to Astoria Oregon. It was great to see the Washington State that way.

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  2. Thank you Christopher for reading my post.I am so glad it makes u feel like going back 🙂

    Looks like you love biking 🙂 Very healthy hobby ,I love it too.

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  3. Seattle is an amazing city, very laid back. We loved the sea lions and the orcas ! Mount Rainier National Park was fabulous, but we only stayed a day and we wish we had stayed longer. It looks like you had a lot of fun !

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    • Thank you Darwin for your comment. Wow, where did you see the sea lions and orcas in Seattle?

      I have actually had a chance to visit Seattle multiple times and that is why I could accommodate so many destinations 🙂

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  4. I have not been to Seattle which seems a shame since it really is not that far from Calgary. Great suggestions of things to do!

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  5. I agree with you, Seattle is one of the special cities of America, has quite a different feel to it

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  6. I love Seattle! My family is in Tacoma so I visit as much as I can. I love Washington altogether. Love this article!

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