Seattle Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia



Seattle is about 100 miles south of the Canadian border on the West Coast of the United States.

It is a lush, evergreen city lying between Puget Sound and Lake Washington with abundant parklands, and surrounded by towering mountains and forests.

Widely known for its overcast weather, when the sun does come out, the spectacular beauty of the waterways, forests and distant mountains combine to make Seattle one of the most stunning cities in the US.

Classic architecture, leafy public squares and wide breezy streets make exploring Downtown Seattle a fun experience.

For great views of the city visit the observation deck on the 35th floor of Smith Tower, or see some of Seattle's oldest buildings in nearby Pioneer Square.

A distinctive feature of Downtown is the Seattle Waterfront, which is famous for eateries and seafood restaurants, as well as being a launching point for pleasure craft cruising the Sound.

Ferries depart regularly so jump aboard to get a unique view of the city.

Container ships and cruise liners also share these waterways and the busy harbor is a constant reminder of Seattle's maritime heritage.

Alki Beach in West Seattle is a great spot to enjoy the warmer weather.

On sunny days many locals enjoy the miles of shorefront beaches, relaxed parklands, and spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.