Frequent rain storms are rare in most cities of the United States but in Seattle, the climate is known to be gloomy and dark. Contrary to the weather though, Seattleites make a hospital, fun and modern community. One of the largest cities in the country and in Washington, Seattle has a number of tourist sites and attractions for globe trotters to experience. From the mouth-watering, gourmet cuisine to the spectacular view of the Cascade peaks, Seattle has it all!
Things to See in Seattle
Seattle is home to the Space Needle, the most iconic tourist attraction, landmark and observatory of the city. The Space Needle might be a little high end on the budget but we highly recommend visiting it at least once! The observation tower is open every day from 8 AM to midnight.
The Pike Place Market is another tourist hotspot. This huge market is both indoors and outdoors with a variety of goods and souvenirs to take home.
You can also get around the metropolitan city by the several tours offered by private companies. The Argosy Cruises are a popular boat cruise many tourists and Seattleites like to take for a full view of the lakes and the panorama of the city. Other tours that are worth mentioning and checking out include the Public Market Tours, the Hot Air Balloon Tours, the Underground Tour and the Savor Seattle Food Tours.
Museums in Seattle are also very frequently visited. The Seattle Art Museum displays wondrous exhibits of contemporary art from across the globe. The Seattle Asian Art Museum, on the other hand, focuses more on featuring eastern cultures. The Pacific Science Center and the Science Fiction Museum are other prominent names that you can visit for an intellectual experience.
Festivals in Seattle
As in most cities of the United States, Seattle hosts a decent number of events and public festivals across the year. The Seafair, Bumbershoot, Bite of Seattle and the Fremont Fair are all much anticipated events by Seattleites that you, as a tourist, can experience too! So hop on the next flight to Seattle and explore the festivity of this city first-hand!
Canada is known for many things such as island sights, mountain waterfalls and rich heritage of British and French colonial times. There is a perfect blend of cosmopolitan cities as well as nature to explore here. Here are some landmark places to visit in this country:
Travelers who are coming to Canada can decide to take this legendary train journey. They would be able to travel between Vancouver and Toronto where they will find the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, check out the Prairie Provinces or the lakes in the northern Ontario region.
This is also known as Old Quebec that is a historic district found in Quebec City. The Saint Louis Fort built in the seventeenth century was built here by Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer. The Citadel or the Gibraltar of Americas is also a popular place with visitors or the European shopping destinations here.
This lake is in the Banff National Park, which is in western Canada. The lake has blue green waters that are surrounded by mountains in the Alberta region. There is a Rockpile trail here that is popular with hiking enthusiasts. A friend of ours, Amanda, owns purityhairdesign.com, one of the top Albany hair salons in the Capital Region. She has ventured here and says it is frigidly cold but worth the trip!
Gros Morne National Park
This is a national park located in Newfoundland, where one can find the lowlands of the Gulf of St Lawrence as well as the alpine settings of the Long Range Maintains.
This is a rodeo area which was made popular in Wild West shows that were hosted in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Canadian city hosts different kinds of festivals and carnivals for which many visitors come to this city.
Victoria’s Inner Harbor
This is found on Vancouver Island and has a boat festival held on Labor Day every year. The harbor area here is known for tour boats and kayaking as well.
Bay of Fundy
This is a place located by the Atlantic coast, which has Hopewell Rocks and sandstone towers.
This is a place in the Alberta province that is known for Jasper National Park which forms part of the Rocky Mountain Parks that is located in this country.